Wedding How-to: DIY Centerpieces for Personal Charm

March 25, 2016 No comments »
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Wedding decor can take a lot of time, effort, and money to assemble. Creating your own centerpieces can save you precious money, while adding personal charm to your wedding theme. With just a little bit of Future Glue, you can create beautiful centerpieces that will wow all of your guests and make your ceremony unique and memorable.

Use Flowers

Nothing is more romantic than floral centerpieces. Flowers exude an air of freshness while adding a pop of color to a white table cloth. Attach your favorite flowers together with Future Glue to create unique, handcrafted arrangements.

Custom Frames

With Future Glue, it’s easy to showcase your favorite photos by creating custom frames. Frames are simple to make and can incorporate special designs and messages to share cherished memories with your guests.

Party Favors

Little party boxes are attractive accent pieces which offer a fun gift for guests to open while drawing their eyes to the table. Boxes are easy to make with stiff paper and Future Glue: use your wedding colors or a striking hue to add contrast to your theme.

Tissue Flowers

If you are planning a winter wedding, fresh flowers may not be readily available. Fortunately, tissue flowers are easily made year-round. Through simply gathering tissue paper and gluing the ends together, you create the effect of a beautiful bouquet without worrying about freshness. Add bells in the center for Christmas spirit.

With a little creativity, you can make meaningful decorations that will add personal, handcrafted charm to your special day. For more wedding DIY inspiration, consult the crafting experts at Super Glue.

DIY Fur Ottoman: Simple Steps with Super Glue

March 18, 2016 No comments »
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Super Glue is a crafty and resourceful way to revamp your home on the cheap. Its versatility lends it to endless possibilities—even transforming your furniture.

Follow these simple steps to make your own custom DIY fur ottoman for a chic update to any room:

1. Purchase a used or plain ottoman.

If you are planning on adding fur, simple is best. Used ottomans are perfect for projects like this: not only are they cheaper, but they also add character to your design for a truly unique piece. If you’re not an antique shopper, a plain ottoman will do just fine.

2. Remove the original fabric.

Strip down the ottoman to its bare bones. Once you’ve reached the cushioning, prepare your Super Glue. If the cushioning is too damaged, it may have to be replaced in order to achieve the look and feel that you desire. Fortunately, foam is very inexpensive and easy to find.

3. Prepare the fur and the glue.

Take precise measurements before cutting the length of your chosen fabric: you’ll want a continuous strip that covers the whole ottoman. Sheepskin rugs are also a great way to achieve the same effect without spending too much time and money.

Apply glue to the frame. Place the fabric over the top and make sure that it is properly secured. Trim the edges to your liking.

4. Let dry and enjoy!

Your ottoman is almost ready! You will want to let it dry for at least three days to ensure that the fabric has properly set. Once the fabric is securely attached, your ottoman is ready to enjoy.

For more DIY home inspiration, consult the crafting experts at Super Glue.

DIY Decorative Mosaic Tray

March 11, 2016 No comments »
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A mosaic tray can add creative flair to any coffee table or desk for a personal touch. Best of all, you won’t have to break the bank to make one. With your favorite bowl, Bondini glue, and some old CDs, you can create a beautiful custom mosaic tray for your home with these simple steps.

Materials

-Plate or bowl
-Bondini glue
-Old writable DVDs
-Kitchen shears
-Gloss (optional)
-Grout

Directions

1. First, you will need to separate the layers of the DVDs. It is important to use DVDs for this project, as CDs only have one layer. Using the kitchen shears, cut from the edge of the DVDs to the center. Repeat on the other side, cutting the DVDs in half. Gently lift apart the two layers. Continue to work your way all the way around the DVD: you should be left with a thin silver layer to use for your project.

2. Once the layers are separated, cut the DVD halves into 6 or 7 equal pieces as if you were cutting a pizza—however, leave the ends attached to the inner ring of the DVD to prevent the shards from flying. Then, tear the pieces gently from the inner ring.

3. If your tray is going to be displayed outside, you will need to spray the DVD pieces with gloss in order for them to retain their reflectiveness. Otherwise, the reflective coating will wash off in the elements.

4. Adhere the DVD pieces to the edge of the tray with a dab of Bondini glue. Be careful not to get any glue on the reflective surface.

5. Carefully apply grout between the pieces, using a damp rag to wipe off the excess. The grout will protect you from being cut by the sharp edges, and will also add another layer of protection if you plan to leave the tray outside.

For more DIY inspiration using Bondini glue, check back with the crafting experts at Super Glue.

DIY Ombre Necklace Organizer

March 4, 2016 No comments »
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Disorganized necklaces are like having none at all: you can either never find the one that you want, or it’s impossible for you to untangle them all.

Create a chic DIY ombre necklace rack with a little help from Super Glue, some basic crafting materials, and these simple steps:

Materials:

-Long piece of wood
-Dowel, sawed into 1.5 inch pieces
-Super Glue
-Craft paint: one lighter and one darker hue in the color of your choice
-White craft paint
-Wood stain
-Cheesecloth
-Paintbrushes

Directions

1. Mix your paints, adding white paint as needed to create a gradient. Use scratch paper to test out each shade and mark the order. This step is key, as it is easy to mix up the colors. Once your order is decided, paint one peg in each color.

2. Stain the long piece of wood: first coat the stain on the wood, then wipe it with the cheesecloth.

3. Space the pegs out evenly, marking your desired positions with a marker. Use Super Glue to attach the painted pegs, and let the glue set.

4. Hang your handcrafted necklace rack using nails or wall adhesive.

If the wood is thick enough, you can even place photos and other decorations on top of it. Keep in mind that this is merely the simplest version: use additional colors or other creative ideas to make this project truly your own.

For more DIY home inspiration, check in with the crafting experts at Super Glue.

Florida Jets Is Happening Soon

February 26, 2016 No comments »
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Florida Jets 2016 takes off on March 7th through the 12th at the Lakeland Airport’s Paradise Field in Florida. Over 175 pilots, and 250+ R/C Aircraft are expected to be there.

“This year there is a twist, we are adding a new event within the weeklong event called RED FLAG”, said event promoter Frank Tiano. “For the first time ever, anywhere, there will be an all jet aerobatic competition held over the first three days. This is expected to be something that is very interesting to participate in, and extremely fun for spectators to watch. There will be precision aerobatics competition, freestyle aerobatics competition and never before seen – team or formation flying. That means two aircraft in the sky at one time flying a carefully choreographed routine. Not quite the Thunderbirds, but it should be very interesting, and a great for the spectators”, said Tiano.

The remainder of the week will feature anytime flying and everyone can get up close and personal with pilots and crew for pictures and interviews.

Got Loose Screws? Here’s What You Should Do

February 19, 2016 No comments »
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Got loose screws? Check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJD-KdhUHwM

Jacy is using our Blue Removable Thread Locker product to hold the screw tightly in place on his chair. It is a quick and easy fix to an annoying problem. Plus the screw can still be easily removed with normal hand tools!

Right On Cue

February 12, 2016 No comments »
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If you tried to rack up all of Super Glue’s abundant amount of uses, you’d discover that, interestingly enough, the game of pool makes the list. Chocked full of skill, finesse, and strategy, pool is played, professionally and recreationally, by many people. Those who do play on a regular basis are no strangers to the issue of worn leather pool cue tips and their need for replacement. For a money-saving, D.I.Y trick, ZAP-A-GAP CA+ adhesive from Super Glue, can be used to effectively secure a new tip to the stick. That being said, let’s take a cue from the glue and dive into the step-by-step details of how this repair can be done.

Things You’ll Need

-Razor blade/knife
-2 types of sandpaper-medium grit & fine
-The new pool cue tip
-Nail polish remover
-Paper towel
-Pool cue tip clamp (optional)
-Tip shaper tool (optional)

Cue Tip Replacement

The first step to cue tip replacement, is to remove the old one. To do this, carefully use the sharp knife or razor blade to cut off the worn/broken tip. Once that is done, you will need to prepare and clean the ferrule. The ferrule is the part (typically made of metal or horn) located at the end of the cue shaft, where the tip is attached. Use your cutting tool to gently remove old glue from the top of the ferrule. Then use a piece of medium grit sandpaper on this area to make sure it is smooth and even.

Next, take your new cue tip and place the flat end on top of a piece of fine grit sandpaper. Without using too much force or pressure, briefly glide the bottom of the tip over the paper to get it smooth.

After those steps of preparation have been completed, you can move on to attaching the new cue tip. To do this, simply take the ZAP-A-GAP CA+ and apply a small amount that covers the surface end of the cue shaft. Next, attach the new tip flat side down. Press firmly, but not excessively hard, and quickly make adjustments to center the cue tip.

The glue will most likely pour out a little on the sides, but don’t worry. Using a bit of nail polish remover on a paper towel, clean off any extra glue that remains. extra care not to get the nail polish remover on top of the new tip, as that can be detrimental to its structure.
Let the newly glued cue stick sit for at least an hour before handling. For firmer and more secure tip placement, you can put on a pool tip clamp. Lastly, use the fine grit sandpaper once again to smooth the edges of the tip. And if the tip is slightly large and/or needs reshaping, you can use tip shaper tool or the sandpaper to perfect it.

What’s Your Unique Super Glue Story?

From fixing pool cue tips to repairing musical instruments, Super Glue products are constantly being used in helpful and innovative ways. Whether you’ve used them in a handy everyday repair, or in a unique application that’s way out of the left corner pocket, so to speak, we’d love for you to share your story on our Facebook page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Squeeze, drop, push or brush?: Which Type of Super Glue Should I Choose?

February 5, 2016 No comments »
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Every day that passes, things break, items require fixing, and projects get put together. Everyday, adhesives are used to repair, rescue, and work their strong-bonding magic. Due to the fact that not every break or sticky situation is created equal, the large assortment of Super Glue products makes it, perhaps, easier than ever before to tailor-fit an adhesive type product to a specific use or application.

Options like these are pretty awesome, but occasionally with so many choices, comes a possible element of confusion. And oftentimes, this is no exception when dealing with the question: Which type of glue applicator should I choose? Should I pick the brush or the squeeze tube? Does it matter?

So to help make things a bit clearer and to help you get back to the business of gluing, let’s have a quick look at the different types of applicators and discover what they do best.

Main Squeeze

Many types of adhesives such as The Original Super Glue, feature the squeeze tube applicator. Using this method, the glue is able to flow out and form a continuous stream. The length or amount of this stream is based upon the pressure applied to the tube. Squeeze applicators are extremely common, as they work for a wide range of uses such as filling in cracks.

Brush it Onwards & Upwards

If your project or repair requires either small or large surface coverage, as well as great control, then the brush on applicator may be just what you need. Products such as Future Glue Brush-On include the small brush tool that can be used to paint and coat surfaces, cover over cracks, or apply the adhesive on hard-to-reach areas.

Let it Drop

Bottles of adhesive like Bondini 2 feature the dropper tip applicator, where one drop of glue, at a time, is released. This type of applicator doesn’t works best for large surface coverage needs, but instead it better suits situations that require an small and exact application of glue, such as filling in a crevice or working with jewelry.

On Point

For excellent accuracy and a high degree of precision, the push point applicator is the one to pick. When using products like the Super Glue Pen, simply press the tip of the pen to the surface that is to be glued. With this type of applicator, an exact placement of the adhesive is best achieved and it can be the perfect tool for repairs that are delicate or detailed.

Which Glue Applicator Did You Use?

Now that the sticky facts about applicator types have been covered, we’d love to hear about which one was handy for your repair or craft. Please share your story on our Facebook page, or if you need more help with adhesive selection, check out this info on choosing the right product for your project.

Creating a New Year’s ‘Wishing Wand’

December 31, 2015 No comments »
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As people all over the world ring in the new year, they reflect upon the passing of time, yet celebrate the prospect of upcoming changes and fresh possibilities. Family and friends join in the festivities with confetti in hand and resolutions in mind. A great way to also involve little youngsters in the season’s merrymaking is by helping them create something fun and cute like this Wishing Wand craft. Using ZAP-A-GAP CA+ adhesive and a handful of materials, the Wishing Wand encourages kids to express some of the hopes and goals they have for their future, as you all start off the new year with some enjoyable family time.

What You’ll Need

  • Different colors of cardstock
  • ZAP-A-GAP CA+
  • A marker
  • An assortment of sequins, rhinestones, and other sparkly stuff
  • Scissors
  • A dowel or stick
  • Some curled ribbon or garland (optional)

The Crafty Countdown: Making the Wand

Like many other crafts, the first step to creating the wand is to prepare a suitable space for you and your child to work. Covering a surface with newspaper or an inexpensive tablecloth is a good idea, as things can get a little messy.

Next, grab the cardstock and scissors. You’ll need to make 2 different star pieces; the first one will be sort of the border of the wand and a place for your child to write their goals for the upcoming year. Star shapes can be tricky, so you can learn how to cut out a 5 point star hole with this tutorial.

Once the hollow star border is ready, get a different colored piece of cardstock to make the solid star shape that will display all the glittery bits. Trace the outline of the star border onto the fresh piece of cardstock and cut it out.

After both of the pieces have been prepared, use the ZAP-A-GAP CA+ to glue the star border to the front of the solid star. Then, have your child write a few of their wishes around the star border using a marker. Offering the opportunity to talk and to be creative, this often results in ideas that are unique and maybe even humorous.

Next, it’s time to add some sparkle and bedazzle. You can help your child adhere bigger, shiny pieces one-by-one using the Zap glue, or you can apply some adhesive to the star center and then let your child sprinkle the sequins and things all over the glued area.

When the glue has dried and the star sparkles to satisfaction, you’ll then need to attach the wand handle. Using the ZAP-A-GAP CA+ once again, adhere the selected handle piece to the back of the star. If you don’t want the connection spot to show, you can always glue another star-shaped piece of cardstock on top of it.

Lastly, once the handle is connected, add some colorful ribbon or a little bit of wired foil garland for a whimsical touch. Then you can enjoy the moment of watching your child wave in the year 2016 with their Wishing Wand in hand.

We Wish to Hear From You

Did you also use ZAP-A-GAP CA+ glue for a repair or to create something memorable? Tell us all the details on Super Glue’s Facebook page. We hope to hear from you, and wish you a very happy New Year!

 

How to Repair the Weatherstripping on Your Car

December 21, 2015 No comments »
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Wintertime’s cold air, chilly rains and falling snow certainly all know how to make an entrance. Some people adore this type of weather and welcome it with open arms, while others would simply prefer to avoid it at all costs. In any case, one thing we can all safely agree upon, is that the blustery elements of winter belong outside of our cars and not in them.

Weatherstrips are pieces of rubber that prevent rainwater from seeping into a vehicle’s interior, as well as also keeping out drafts of air. Installed around areas such as car windows and doors, these strips of rubber also stop glass from rattling and reduce the sound of road noise. However, when these rubber seals become damaged or worn with age, the outside is able to work its way inside. Pro Seal’s Super Weatherstrip Adhesive can provide a strong and secure seal which keeps the piece of rubber and the intruding wintry weather both in their rightful places.

Steps to Repair

Sometimes, weatherstrips can tear from a door or window frame in a certain spot, but the condition of the rubber is still springy and sufficient. In these cases, a repair may be all that’s needed. But when a weatherstrip has become worn out or cracked, then replacement is most likely necessary.

If your weatherstrip does not need to be completely replaced, but just reattached to do its job, follow these few, simple steps. First, you’ll need to use a gentle cleaner to clean the rubber and the surface area in which the strip has become loose. Once that has been done and has been dried, apply a small line of the adhesive to the back of the rubber and to the channel. Next, allow the adhesive to dry somewhat until it’s of a tacky consistency.

Then, reposition the strip and press it into place. Use masking tape to secure the rubber seal while the adhesive dries. Pro Seal’s Super Weatherstrip Adhesive is quick drying, but some people leave the tape on for a little under an hour before removing.

Seal Out the Weather, But Let The Sticky Stories Pour In

Weatherstripping does a good deed when it comes to keeping the elements on the outside of your car. With El Nino in our midst and the wet and wild ways of winter in our path, it’s important to maintain and/or replace these useful rubber strips before our vehicle’s interior is affected.

So, if you’ve also used Pro Seal’s Super Weatherstrip Adhesive for such a repair, we’d love to hear your tale. Please share it with everyone on Super Glue’s Facebook page. Oh, and don’t forget to try and stay warm this winter season!