Gluing Trick for Odd Shaped Things
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The great thing about hot glue is that is dries or “sets” in a couple of seconds. As far as I know It’s the only glue that does this. So let’s say you need to glue one thing to another, and those two things are irregularly shaped. If you use glue that takes a half hour or a day to set, it can be really hard to find a way to hold those two things together while they dry. Clamps or gravity won’t always work depending on the objects you’re gluing. Hot glue will hold these two things together no problem. But unfortunately while hot glue has its place, I find that anything that will undergo even the slightest wear or tear, the items will come unglued.
So what I do is use a tiny dab of hot glue to bond the two items together and then goop on the slow-setting glue that’s right for the job.
Example: I made these flower barrettes as favors for my sister’s bridal shower. I first tried just using hot glue to affix the flowers to the barrettes. But the flowers just popped right off the barrettes at the slightest touch. So I pulled everything apart and redid them with a dab of hot glue and then gooped on the strongest glue I have — E6000 — and let them dry over night. They held up perfectly.