Five Craft Tips for easy craft projects
Craft tips #2: Prevent “webbed” strings of glue from overwhelming the craft project.
How often have you seen the cutest hot glued craft from afar, only to come closer and see that it is completely covered in little web-like strings of glue sticking all over the craft? It’s tacky and irritating for both the crafter and the purchaser.
But there is a way to dramatically lessen the existence of these; and it makes it easier for the creator to remove any of the remaining strings of glue. This little trick I found, has been a dream come true! Although it doesn’t eliminate the strings, it has dramatically reduced the amount I have to deal with. First, you want to be sure you are buying the CLEAR glue sticks. They are easy to find at Walmart, Joanns, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, etc. And they don’t cost very much.
Glue Sticks that have a more solid color to them are more likely to leave strings. Second, I always keep a little jar of Vaseline near by. When the strings get noticeably bad, I just dip the tip of the glue gun into the Vaseline, and it dramatically cuts down on the amount of strings I have to deal with afterwards. No joke! It really works! Again, I’m not a scientist. I don’t know why. But I do know the results. Dramatically less glue strings! Plus as long as you don’t engulf the glue gun into the Vaseline, it doesn’t harm the gun at all.
Have you tried any of our craft tips? How did they work?
What craft tips do you have to make crafting easier?
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