Username Post: Your favorite glue gun/glue sticks        (Topic#1578171)
LesleyC
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Any recommendations for a glue gun/glue sticks that won't get all stringy?


 
Bxr-Linda
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In response to LesleyC

For use in scrapbooking or other crafts?


I would say NEVER use glue sticks for scrapbooking. They are ALL awful!

My opinion is that all hot glue guns are stringy (maybe I'm wrong). Not sure I would use a hot glue gun for scrapbooking either.


 
lizzi97
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In response to Bxr-Linda

I like scotch quick-dry adhesive. It's neither a gun nor a stick, so it's not technically what you asked about, but it works great. I also love the ATG.


 
runzalot81
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In response to lizzi97

I think Lesley means the sticks for the guns?


 
meezerpleaser
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In response to runzalot81

Yeah, I'd never use a glue gun for scrapping, but I use just a WM gun for other crafts. It's been my experience that all glue sticks are stringy and you just have to put up with it. But my scrappy adhesive gun of choice is my trusty ATG 714!


 
LesleyC
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In response to meezerpleaser

Let me clarify. By glue sticks I mean the inserts for the glue guns. I just use them to adhere buttons to paper flowers, etc. Not directly on pages.

And I know, no glue stick.


 
DittoBabyGirl
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In response to LesleyC

I love my ATG 714 by Scotch. I use the Gold 9...something tape in it


 
Bxr-Linda
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In response to DittoBabyGirl

Well that clarifies it some.

*I* probably wouldn't use hot glue (even for flowers). Because I'm lazy, and wouldn't want to get my hot glue gun out and plug it in.

Zip Dry, glue dots, Glossy Accents are good for attaching flower centers.



 
mschiddy
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In response to Bxr-Linda

I second the recommendation of Glue Dots or Zip Dry to adhere the buttons to the flowers. Every glue gun stick I've ever tried is not only stringy, but it comes unglued too easily, too. The glue dots and zip dry glue don't have those problems.


 
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