It’s All About The Glue

Normally I would say making accessories for Taylor’s “Hawaiian Themed” party would be easy, but this time, it was a real pain. Why so bad? It’s all about the glue.
When it comes to crafts, I love my hot glue gun (in fact, I have several: one for small projects, one that melts glue so hot that it big projects are melted together in just seconds (but it’s so hot that it’s easy to get burned), and my favorite glue gun for general crafting). However, there are times that hot glue just doesn’t cut it. While the flower for the barrette was easily attached, the flip-flops are another story. I never even thought that the strap would be too slick for the glue to stick! My second option was super glue. Even thought it said it works on most surfaces (including plastics), it didn’t work any better – it just made my fingers stick together! My last option, e-6000. This stuff is a pretty amazing product. It’s washerdryer safe, adheres to almost every surface, dries clear, can withstand temperatures up to 150 degrees, it won’t crack or break, and, believe it or not, it’s safe to use on photographs. It is, however, caustic smelling and I actually was carded to buy it (you had to be 18), but on the plus side, it worked like a charm and I was able to attach flowers to the flip flops without any problems! Here’s the results of both:

2 thoughts on “It’s All About The Glue

  1. Aimey

    Awesome! That girl is going to be so decked out for this party, I’m sure the other girls will be jealous!

  2. bernadette

    Nothing makes my day like being carded. It just never happens anymore. Sigh.
    Sandals look so pretty (and tickle-y). Thanks for the glue review!

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