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« on: November 10, 2012 07:56:21 AM »

I want to make a sparkle ball with my old k-cups. I've seen them done with solo cups and other plastic cups and I thought using k-cups would be good to make a smaller version.

I'm wondering what is the best way to hold the k-cups together. I don't think using a glue gun is going to work. I've tried this with the solo cups and that was a disaster. What kind of glue or adhesive do you all think would work best? I plan on using them outdoors so I need something that will be hardy.

Secondly, do you all have suggestions on how to remove the foil on the rims of the k-cups? On some of them, they were easy to peel off, but on most of them they are adhered to the plastic pretty tightly.

Thanks in advance for any and all advice!
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2012 01:41:42 PM »

You could probably lightly sand or file off the foil.  To adher them, maybe use something like E6000 or a 2 part resin adhesive.  From what I have seen, if what you are talking about is the same thing, I think some people have used the heat gun tip to just melt a hole to put a light through when making the balls, not to use the glue gun to glue them together.

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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2012 07:55:08 AM »

I use k-cups all the time. Sometimes (after I clean it) I use them to hold paperclips or other tiny things. Sanding the foil off is a good idea. It may be a little messy though. 😊

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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2012 07:58:07 AM »

I bet Elmer's Precision Embellishment Glue would do the trick.  I haven't tried it yet, but saw the Master Craftsters doing amazing things with it in the last batch. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=416255.0

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