If you love making art and craft projects, then glue is one item in your toolbox you cannot do without. A strong adhesive is a must when you use different materials and fabrics, and you need them to come together. However, various kinds of glues and adhesives are out there, and they all have various functions. Here are some of the glues at CraftOnline you must have in your toolbox if you frequently work with craft items.
- Glue Guns
Glue guns are a must if you frequently work on large projects and do not want your glue to spill. They are easy to use, and the gun is convenient because you can apply the right amount of glue. The gun’s trigger should be easy to release, and the cord must be long enough so that you can use it in every corner of your room. A cordless variety is better if you have a portable tool kit. Since glue guns are meant for hot glue, make sure you do not touch the tip while using it.
- Glue Dots
Glue dots are great for small craft projects like making cards, gift items or paper projects. This kind of glue is non-toxic, and children can also use them safely. You can buy both removable and permanent varieties. They are convenient when you have to add stars and sparkles on your project, but you do not want the glue to show.
- Foam Tape
Foam tapes are double-sided tapes that you can use for your scrapbook projects. It is thicker than regular scotch tape, and it works very well on paper. If you need something to stick to your paper firmly, then you peel off both sides and stick one side to the paper and the other side on the back of the item you want to stick on the paper. You can also cut it up into various sizes, giving you just the right amount of adhesion.
- Glue Pens
Glue pens come with tips as fine as a regular pen. So, if you want to apply glue in a fine line, this is the glue you want in your box. If you work with intricate patterns and want the glue to be applied precisely, this works great. You hold it just as you would hold a regular pen and then sprinkle sparkles on it, or stick any other delicate material with its help.
- Adhesive Spray
The adhesive spray is excellent when working with different materials like films, foam, plastic, cardboard or wood. Adhesive sprays are almost permanent, so before you use it one something, be sure that you would not need it to come off, for example, when you are sticking a photograph on something. It is not the right spray when you want to reuse something. You should also use this kind of glue in a well-ventilated area. For buying them, you can check the collection of glues at CraftOnline and similar online stores.
- Waterproof Glue
Most glues are water-soluble, so when they come in contact with water, the chances are that your project will come apart. You could keep waterproof glue in your toolbox when you are working on projects which could be placed near the water or could come in contact with them. Certain craft items are kept in bowls of water for aesthetic appeal, and this glue is perfect for these items.
- Mod Podge
This is a versatile glue that has been around for years. It works as a glue, a sealer and a finish. It comes in various forms, and there is a dishwasher-safe variety as well. You could use it with sparkles and for outdoor projects too. Use as many coats as you like for that perfect sealing effect.
With these various kinds of glues in your craft toolbox, you will be able to bring together a project, no matter what kind of materials you are using for it.