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17 Insanely Cool Things You Can Do With A Hot Glue Gun

Hot damn.

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1. Swap glue sticks for crayons to create awesome wax art.

It’s like that overdone blow dryer/crayon trick, but waaaay better. Learn how to make it here.

2. Seal your envelopes old-school style with wax seals.

Check out the instructions here.

3. Plug up bath toys with a simple dot of glue.

This will prevent mold build-up you didn’t even know was happening (ew). Here are the instructions.

4. Decorate a plain vase with a textured effect.

 

Learn how to make your own here.

5. You can also paint over your designs to create custom jars.

 

This is an awesome way to label things or write a cute message. Here are some instructions.

6. Clean your makeup brushes with this DIY brush cleaning board.

This is a DIY dupe for the Sigma Brush Cleaning Mat, which costs $32. This tutorial makes the same thing with just a clipboard and a glue gun.

7. Transform any hanger into a non-slip hanger with just a little bit of glue.

See it in action here.

8. Take the “slip” out of slippers with just a strip of glue.

 

Click here to see more.

9. Make these crafty coral masterpieces with just some wire, glue, and paint.

It looks intimidating, but here are step-by-step instructions.

10. Create faux roman shades without the hassle of sewing.

No sew = no problems. Check out the instructions here.

11. Speaking of no-sew solutions, this teepee is as easy as can be.

Learn how to make this ultimate hideout here.

12. Make darling little winter decorations by using a glue gun and nail polish.

Check out the tutorial here.

13. Doodle on a rolling pin with glue to create a custom roller stamp.

You can learn how to make one of your own here. For some more stamping options lying around your house click here.

14. Up-cycle a computer chair with a quick glue gun upholstery job.

Click here to learn how.

15. Skip a trip to Diagon Alley by making your own wand at home.

“Wingardium levioooosa.” Click here for instructions.

16. Deck out plain old votives with some hot glue and paint.

V fancy. V easy. Check it out here.

17. Dabs of glue can make some decorative dots for your scrapbook.

 

This could also be a great little embellishment for cards. Click here to see how they’re made.

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