So, I have a thing for hot glue. I have to say the hot glue gun is my #1 favorite tool. I seem to use it for 75% of my projects and it can do no wrong… except burn my fingers. Hot glue can be my best friend, and my worst enemy. I’m working on a project, just gluing along, and then the burning hot glue attaches itself to my finger… And I curse/freak out all at once. A couple years ago a blog friend shared a fabulous tip with me (a Martha Stewart tip), and after burning myself multiple times last week I thought I should share with all of you!
It’s pretty simple. Just keep a small cup of water nearby when using your hot glue. It’s amazing. Got a bit of hot glue on your finger? Quickly dip the burning glue/finger into your water cup to cool it off. It’s so obvious, but I never really thought about this idea until my friend shared this hot glue gun tip with me.
I have burned myself BAD with the hot glue gun multiple times before I started keeping the water nearby while I worked. It’s really a good idea. Do you have any crafting tips?
Happy (burn-free) hot gluing!