Saturday, February 2, 2013

Craft Weekend - Part 1 {Hot Glue Gun Holder}

Gobs of hot glue go wasted many evenings in my craft space (aka: the kitchen counter)... I'm always scraping them off after each craft I complete. And those annoying little invisible strings of glue that feel like spider webs - oye! Hot glue is a huge part of a crafter's existence, yet it's unbelievably messy at times. For me at least.

So imagine my surprise when I stumbled on THIS little wooden gem on Pinterest {via Shanty 2 Chic}...I thought to myself: "holy smokes, I can MAKE that!" - and I did.

And I'm pretty damn proud.

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And the annoying little gobs of hot glue are now contained in one place, on one little plastic square - making my clean up a cinch!
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Supplies I Used (see above blog link for the full tut):

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before paint
  • 3.5" x 9.5" piece of wood - I found mine at Michaels, 2 thin pieces came in a pack for about $3 (I used wood glue to put them together)
  • Wooden dowel - again from Michael's, less than a dollar...cut 2 pieces, each to about 5" high
  • Small block of wood, cut to size (had at home, but originally from Home Depot)
  • Clear plastic square - again from Michael's for about a $2 (I added a piece of scrapbook paper to the bottom)
  • Paint (I made that teal color from blue, green, & white acrylic paints that I had on-hand), hot glue, thin ribbon, & a drill (to make holes for dowels)


  1. Do you have any idea how many burned fingers you have saved? Thank you!

    1. haha, very welcome Lisa...I love it so far!

  2. Thank you for this! I have put it on my favorites to share with friends and family.


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