There’s no doubt that every crafter or DIY enthusiast needs a hot glue gun, but this handy tool is good for so much more than just sticking things together. This roundup of creative projects will help you see your glue gun in a whole new light.
Fancy Flower Vase
Display flowers from your garden in a stylish vase that costs just pennies to make. Learn more at The Budget Decorator.
Colorful Votive Holder
Use spray paint, hot glue, and dollar store candle holders to make unique home accents. Curbly explains.
You don’t need to be an expert painter to create this colorful wall art. Use a glue gun to write a favorite quote or saying on a canvas, then paint with your favorite colors. The Crazy Craft Lady has the details.
Custom Cake Toppers
Make a simple homemade cake extra special with a customized topper. Learn more about this glue gun DIY project at Aunt Peaches.
Tie Dye Shirt
Modify the basic tie dye technique by adding designs drawn with a glue gun. Sew Can Do has the details for this project.
DIY Foam Stamps
Create one-of-a-kind foam stamp designs using hot glue. This project is perfect for printmaking, card making, scrapbooking, and all sorts of paper crafts. Head over to Gelli Arts for the directions.
Add crayons in your hot glue gun to make a modern replica of an old fashioned wax seal. Brit + Co has tips to make the process a snap.
Can’t find the perfect earrings for your outfit? Make your own using your trusty hot glue gun. Four Front Doors shows you how.
Use a glue gun and your favorite wintery nail polish colors to make these adorable snowflakes. They’re perfect as DIY ornaments or gift toppers. Muslin and Merlot has the tutorial. Use the same technique to make leaves, hearts, and other seasonal shapes so you can enjoy the benefits of this project year-round!
Magical Harry Potter Wands
If you have a young Harry Potter fan in the house, these DIY wands are sure to please. Their textured patterned is created with a glue gun. Boxy Colonial has the details.
Made from old medicine bottles, these glue gun embellished potion bottles are perfect for adding a spooky touch to your Halloween decor. Head over to Magia Mia for the tutorial. If you’re not interested in making potion bottles, the same approach could be used to create pencil cups or flower vases.