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You might be surprised how many crafts can actually be made using hot glue. Perhaps you are decorating for Halloween, or want to make a cute inexpensive basket, coin purse, or pendant. Here are some crafts you can make using hot glue.
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I have always loved 3D puffy stickers ever since I was a little girl. I used to adore putting them on letters to my friends at school. Now I like to make them myself using hot glue and some paint. They turn out very pretty and the design choices are endless. Not to mention they are super cheap to make!

Total Time: 1 hour plus dry time

Supplies:

  • parchment paper
  • pencil
  • hot glue gun with glue
  • acrylic paints
  • paintbrushes, thin and extra fine
  • white glue

Steps:

  1. With your pencil, draw outlines of your desired stickers onto a piece of parchment paper.
  2. Heat up your hot glue gun. Carefully fill inside the outlines with hot glue.
  3. Allow to dry. Hot glue dries quickly, but give it a few minutes. Carefully touch to see when it's fully set and cooled down.
  4. Paint on the base colours of your stickers. Adding a tiny drop of water to the acrylic paint will help the stickers look smooth and less streaky. Allow to dry.
  5. Now add your details like eyes, lines, or shading with your extra fine paintbrush. Allow to dry.
  6. When you are ready to stick them in place, add some white glue to the back and attach. You can also cut out a similar sized piece of doubled sided sticky tape if you don't want to use glue. Enjoy!
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July 13, 2016

This is a page about making a hot glue basket bowl. Using hot glue you an create a one of a kind basket bowl to add to your decor.

Making a Hot Glue Basket Bowl

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October 17, 2019

Here's how to have fun making simple, inexpensive spider decor for Halloween. You just need your hot glue gun and some acrylic paint.

How to Make Hot Glue Spiders - spider sitting on maker's hand

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April 4, 2019

A creative necklace for a Halloween costume or a special outfit, can be fashioned with hot glue and a few supplies. This is a page about making a hot glue spiderweb necklace.

Spiderweb Necklace - tie around your neck

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August 9, 2017

Hot glue sticks can be melted into a sheet that is then cut to shape and made into a coin purse. This is a page about how to make a coin purse from hot glue sticks.

Coin Purse Made from Hot Glue Sticks - finished purse

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October 20, 2015

This is a page about making a hot glue pendant. A pendant made from hot glue is a simple craft that you and your kids can enjoy making.

Making a Hot Glue Pendant

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