Thursday, November 19, 2009

I need Hot Glue Stories for my new product line!!!

I need Hot Glue Quotes!!!

I am excited to announce that I have a new line of Hot Glue Tools! They will be unveiled at the January CHA in the Plaid Booth. Not sure if they will be in the secret room or on the floor yet. I am so excited that I can hardly stand it! This has been in development for almost 1 year and I am finally reaching the finish line of development.

So I have prototypes...what next??

Next, the stores need to order the tools and for that I need a sales presentation. So I am turning to you! I need Hot Glue Quotes!!!

Big Bang Theory - They love Hot Glue!

The quotes can be Love Stories or Horror Stories. I am collecting quotes from all sorts of crafters, teachers, designers, authors, prop makers, costume designers, actors, beginner crafters, everyday folks, etc.

The quotes are for the sales presentation at CHA. I am making a Hot Glue Horror Stories Book and a Hot Glue Love Diary filled with pictures and quotes. I am also using references from pop culture where hot glue was used. Like in the episode of Big Bang Theory where Penny started a hair flower business.

If you want to contribute a quote - just reply to this post! I'll use them all and be forever grateful!! I am also going to randomly select a 10 winners from the list of quotes and send them (maybe you) a package of goodies!!!

Crafty Kisses,


  1. In April of 2009, I was fixing one of Gracie's (my daughter) toys and I was using the hot glue gun to attach one piece to another.

    I squeezed out a giant pile of hot glue on to the back of the piece I was holding and just as I was pulling the gun away, a tiny bit of the glue got on my thumb, so I flicked my hand in reaction. The piece with the hot glue on it flipped over and stuck itself to the inside of my ring finger, and all the extra hot glue I had used smooshed out the sides and flowed over my skin.

    Long story short, in order to get the glue off (which was still molten), the skin had to be peeled off. Not that it mattered, the skin was burned anyway. I had a huge 2nd degree burn on the inside of my finger which required a full-finger bandage for three weeks.

    I'm NOT a fan of the hot glue gun and terrified to use one. So whatever you have, I'm anxious to check out because I used to use hot glue for pretty much everything.

  2. A few months ago, I made a new glue gun graphic for screenprinting. It's super cute and witty and fun, and merges a glue gun with a real gun. I've been selling my glue gun tees and underwear at craft shows and on my etsy shop:

    My art college (Savannah College of Art and Design) even placed an order and is now carrying them in their store!

    I got a message on facebook the other day from the gal who runs ShopScad, saying that congrats, your glue gun underwear have been at the Savannah airport in the ShopScad display case, but sorry it's been upsetting some people so they're being taken down!

    Cue the trumpet sound "wah, wah, waaaaaaaaah"

  3. My best quote/comment is I love making swirls, squiggles, and designs on my artwork using my glue gun. I then let them dry completely. After that I go over each one with a metallic marking pen. They just pop on the piece. My students always want to learn this technique first in class!
    fondly, Nancy

  4. I have never used a hot glue gun without burning myself on the glue. I try extra-hard to be careful, but somehow I always end up scalding myself, and having to pick the rubbery stuff off my blisters. Not fun.

  5. If a hot glue gun won't fix it.....nothing will!

  6. My experience with hot glue goes back, through about 2 decades. The best part about glue gun glues- They provided quick tack results for creating any type of work on any substrate that can handle the temp. of the glue!

    A must have in my studio for creating party decor and event favors!

    My favorite save the day moment- with a hot glue gun- My designer jeans, which had a special cuff at the bottom of the leg, came undone one day while I was running out the door for work. I grabbed the glue gun because I didn't have time to sew. It only took a few seconds to heat up and I glued the cuff of the jeans and figured it would get me through the day.
    The bond held for months afterwards!
    It was amazing!

    My worst nightmare moment with a glue pot (glue gun sticks melted in a pot)-
    I was crafting wreathes, centerpieces and swags at a commercial art store for seasonal sale.
    At one point I needed to glue a rather large item onto the piece I was working with and used a large amount of molten glue. Since I needed to rush the process of getting the piece in place before the glue cooled I didn't notice that I was grabbing for a portion covered in hot glue while trying to position the piece from behind. My instinct was to wipe the burning glue off of my hand and in doing so I spread the glue to other parts of my hand and suffered a pretty nasty burn.

    I didn't pull the glue off for a while (Knowing from previous experience that my skin was fused). I was hoping that it would just "pop" and peel off if I ran it under cold water. No such luck!

    Amber Dawn

  7. I have a billion stories but the one that comes to mind is the time I was glueing eyeballs to my Grumps, assembly line style and went to scratch my face with my thumb but used the hand that was holding the hot glue gun! I burned my nose and had no one to blame but my dumb self. Talk about GRUMPY!

  8. A couple of stories: The first is that I was making glitter ornaments and I was using hot glue to glue the feather boa around the top when all of a sudden a gush of hot glue came out and landed on the feathers and then on and in between my fingers. Needless to say my fingers looked like a chicken that was fried with white feathers.
    Now the good story: When I was getting ready for my first grandaughter to be born, I used hot glue to glue pink ribbons all over the bassinett and even when we sold it, the ribbons were still attached and beautiful.

  9. Crafty geekazoid that I am, I just had to make some custom models for my friends' latest Dungeons&Dragons games. I spent hours on them, and the prize was the little plant-man, only 1.3in high and with real, tiny bits of bark hotglued on for skin! I couldn't help but just sit there and admire him when he was done. Enraptured, I didn't notice that my forearm had landed on top of the metal tip of my glue gun. Though it was unplugged, it was still hot enough to really burn the top layers of the skin. That was a year ago, so I guess that this scar is permanent...

    But hey, it was worth it for that miniature, and my hotglue scar just reminds me of all the great times my friends I had gaming.

  10. Well - there was no hot glue used in the movie A Christmas Story ("You used all the glue on purpose!") but I was just thinking if thee HAD been hot glue that leg would have continued to shine in the window! :)

    I live in the humid south and once taught school. The only way I could get things to stick to our concrete walls was to use hot glue. Nothing else withstood the humidity and the texture on the walls. At the start of each new year, I had battle wounds to prove that I had hung new posters. I love hot glue!!

  11. Yay Big Bang Theory! I don't have any great glue gun stories but hot glue is great stuff!

  12. Anonymous1:00 AM

    Low-temp hot glue gun + thrift store black satin bra and a few yards of striped red ribbon + a dollar store fun foam 3-D parrot visor + plastic gold coins + 1 hour of hysterical laughter in front of the bathroom mirror trying not to burn various body parts while glueing everything together = A kickin' pirate themed bra bought off my back at Relay for Life for $40 by a gentleman widowed by breast cancer. Watching him walk that track with a smile on his face made me forget all about my singed fingers!

  13. I have to admit to being hot-glue-gun challenged. I usually end up burning my fingers and getting glue strings everywhere!

  14. This is my first time posting, but I had to when you asked for glue gun stories. I was using a glue gun to glue flowers on a wreath.

    Of course my cat was very interested and decided she must know what this strange gooey substance was. As I was putting the glue on the wreath, she reached out her paw and put it smack in the middle of the hot glue.

    She realized right away that it was a mistake. She meowed and meowed as I am sitting there laughing trying to get the now dried glue off of her paw.

    It must have been traumatizing for her because she now runs and hides when she sees me get out the glue gun.

  15. I love your reference to the Big Bang Theory. It cracked me up.

  16. Just Hot Glue it!!! As Nike would say...:-)

  17. The Mermaid Day Parade would be *nothing* without a hot glue gun! How else would you strategically place starfish on a costume?

  18. Hot Glue Thighs!! My friend dropped a hot glue gun on her thighs and it wasn't a pretty site when she was working on some centerpieces. She couldn't wear shorts for months.

  19. I have a love/hate relationship with hot glue. The occasional 2nd degree burns and all of the little trailing glue stringies suck, but that instant bond is a beautiful thing!

    If you can't take the heat, get out of the craft room!

  20. I'd be naked if it weren't for hot glue! I build costumes, historical costumes in particular. I've tacked, glued, and created props, accessories, repairs, and hats using hot glue.

    My glue gun was a gift from a former boyfriend, an artist. He gave it to me so I could create art too. Then he broke my heart - twice.

  21. Anonymous7:19 PM

    One of me and my sister's earliest experiences with glue guns was making a wreath with mini ornaments. We worked so hard on that thing, but we used a large glue gun so the ornaments ended up with big gluey gobs under them. Not too pretty. We also had a horrible time with the dried glue web strings laced all over the place because we tried that random pattern look. Oh well. It was fun, although not very attractive. Cristina

  22. I guess I don't have any glue gun stories. I've been using it for years, and I know I've burned myself several times. I just can't seem to remember them. I have a scar on my ring finger that is from the glue gun, but I don't remember what I was making or how I burned myself. Maybe it's a repressed memory. Hmmm.

  23. I'm happy if i were the one of "10 winners from the list of quotes and send them (maybe you) a package of goodies!!!"


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