Create a Valentine’s Day Jewelry Holder She Will Love

February 12, 2015 No comments »
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Love is in the air, everywhere you look around. Gentlemen, you have probably been planning your Valentine’s Day for about a month now and you still may find yourself coming up short when it comes to finding her the perfect gift. Well, in any case you haven’t noticed the day of love is approaching quickly and you have a pile of things to do besides put that last decorative flower icing on her red velvet cupcake. Don’t worry about going out to the expensive jewelry store this year. Our Super Glue team has you covered! You can create this quick and easy DIY project that shows her how creative your heart really is for her.
Crafts Needed:

Creating the Masterpiece:

Take your wine corks and wipe them down and make sure they are completely dry to work with. Place all your materials on a flat and smooth surface; preferably make your workstation on an old placemat or craftsman table if you have one. Place all your corks in a row with their labels up, that way you can see what the finished product may look like.

One at a time take a screw hook and twist it into the bottom of the wine cork all the way in, just as you would as you try pulling out the wine cork with a wine opener. Twist the hook to the appropriate area that you like, so that way the label or decorative symbol of the wine cork is facing you. Continue to do this until all the wine corks have hooks in them. Lastly, insert a screw hook into the top of the first and last wine cork so that way you can attach your hanging lace or chain.

Now you are ready to glue them together. Using super glue, connect two corks together side by side and press them firmly until they are bonded. Start from the middle and work your way out to the left and right side until you have attached the last two end pieces. Here’s a crafter’s tip, apply the glue to the backside of each wine cork, so that way the glue does not show up in the front of the cork display.

Once you have connected all the pieces together, allow the glue to dry. As we said before you may want to use something old to lay the corks out to dry, but if you have nothing laying around a paper plate is a perfect resting place for your jewelry holder.

Pick up the artwork with both hands to ensure that every cork is bonded together. If you need to, apply more glue and allow it to dry. Once you are happy with the strength of the bonded corks, now you can add on your hanging lace or chain. If you used ribbon, cut about 10 to 12 inches of the material and tie it to the top hooks on both ends of the holder. Make sure the knots are tight and test it out on your doorknob to make sure that the corks and hooks stay in place.

Did you create a memorable piece that she will love forever? Show us how your Valentine’s Day jewelry holder turned out on our Facebook page.

Super Glue Magnetic Scrabble Board

February 4, 2015 No comments »
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Are you tired of using a notepad on the fridge door? With our magnetic scrabble board you can turn any message and Scrabble into a stylish home décor! This project is easy to put together with our original Super Glue.

What You Need:

  • Super Glue
  • Scrabble tiles
  • Picture frame – large or small
  • Disc Magnets
  • Metal sheet (based on the frame’s size)
  • Newspaper or old book & mod podge (Optional)

Step 1: Glue Magnets to Tiles

Start by gluing each disc magnet to the back of each tile. The good thing is that all you need is a small drop of our Super Glue to firmly apply the magnets onto the tiles. You don’t have to worry about holding the pieces together as it dries; the strong adhesive dries instantly!

Step 2: Personalize Your Board

Once your tiles are ready, it’s time to start working on the frame. Based on the size of your picture you may need to cut your metal sheet to fit properly. Once it is at the proper size, you can use a thin layer of glue and apply it to the sheet and press it to the frame firmly.

If you do not want the metal showing, you can choose to decorate it. Paint it any color you want or use an older dictionary, book, or even newspaper pages to stick to the letter theme. Apply a thin layer of mod podge to your sheet, layer the pages and apply another thin layer on top to protect the pages.

Step3: Leave Messages for Your Loved Ones

The final product is great for an ongoing game with someone or leaving messages and reminders. Plus it acts as creative art décor! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this scrabble board can be the perfect way to leave your loved one a sweet message every morning. You can also make it permanent by using Super Glue to glue your tiles directly onto the picture frame (without your metal sheet & magnets) spelling out a beautiful quote!

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Super Glue’s DIY Valentine’s Day Cards for Students!

January 29, 2015 No comments »
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This Valentine’s Day be the roaring mom with these amazingly easy and adorable Valentine’s Day cards for your children to exchange at school. Using Super Glue’s foam mounting dots you can easily create these cute Valentine’s Day cards in no time at all.

What You Need:

·         Super Glue’s Front Porch Treasures Foam Mounting Dots

·         Construction Paper – Red or various of colors

·         Chocolates – Individually wrapped

·         Googly eyes

Step 1:  Create Your Dinosaur

To start, cut out a Stegosaurus shape dinosaur out of your construction paper, you can create different cards using different dinosaurs or use the same dinosaur for all of your cards. After cutting out your dinosaurs you can use Super Glue’s mounting dots to attach the dinosaur to your card. You can also use your mounting dots to glue googly eyes on to the dinosaurs.

Step 2:  You’re Dino-Mite!

For your quote, you can write it directly on the card or simply print it out and tape it to your card. Here are a few quotes you can use to make each card a little different:

·         “Thanks for being my FRIEND-Osaurus”

·         “Have a DYNO-mite Valentine’s Day”

·         “I think you are DYNO-mite!”

·         “You make my heart SAUR”

Step 3: Mount on Chocolates with our Mounting Dots!

Now comes the fun part! Take your foam mounting dots and place it on the back of each individually wrapped chocolate and place them on your dinosaur to create a Stegosaurus The strong adhesive is double sided so you can simply paste it to the chocolate and then on to your card and the kids who receive them will be able to take the chocolate off easily!

Share your DIY Valentine’s Day cards for students on our Facebook page; we would love to see how you incorporate our Foam Mounting Dots!

 

Super Glue’s Tailgating Tips and Tricks

January 19, 2015 No comments »
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The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks are going to the NFL’s Super Bowl XLIX, are you ready for some football? Time to start prepping your vehicles with amazing food and drinks! Here are few a tips and tricks that are guaranteed to help you have a successful Super Bowl Sunday!

Have an Mini Emergency Kit Ready

It’s always better to be over prepared than under prepared. In a small Ziploc bag you should have: an assortment of bandages, pain relievers (Advil, Tylenol, and Benadryl), antibacterial wipes, pocket knife or scissors, bottle opener, and of course Super Glue. When you plan to live out of a car for an entire day many things can go wrong. Super Glue is able to repair any broken cooking utensils, equipment and more – and best of all it’s perfect for traveling!

Freeze Your Water Bottles

Instead of filling coolers with tons of ice (which will take up lots of space) – place all your water bottles in the freezer a night or two before and then throw them in your cooler to keep all of your appetizers and delectables cold. This will save you tons of space, and your food will stay nice and cold before all of the ice melts!

Large Plastic Tub

Place all your cookware in a large plastic container. Not only will this make it easier for you to find all your cooking utensils, but it will also make it so much simpler to clean up! Once you are ready to pack up, throw all your dirty dishes back in the container and you won’t have to worry about rinsing them before placing them in your car.

Cut and Pack in Advance

No one wants to spend time cutting up lettuce, tomato, onions and such. Have everything precut and ready to serve. Using foil containers you can easily pack all your items neatly in the container, close the container, place it in a cooler and then toss it in the trash when you’re done!

Whether you are cheering for the Patriots or the Seahawks, have your tailgating gear packed and ready! Share with us your tailgating tips and tricks on our Facebook page.

 

How to Super Glue Yourself to Your New Year’s Resolution

January 12, 2015 No comments »
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At the end of 2014, we all came up with our New Year’s resolutions but now halfway through January, how many of us are at the brink of quitting? Your team at Super Glue team is here to offer a few tips to help you super glue yourself to your 2015 New Year’s resolution!

Be Realistic

When creating your goal remain positive and realistic and know that it is completely reasonable to readjust your goal. Many times, we decide to cut out soda from our diet instantly, and then find ourselves failing 2 weeks later. Cutting something out completely may be too extreme, focus on cutting back, only allow yourself soda once every two weeks; this will be something more manageable and it will allow you to give in once in a while without completely abandoning your goal.

Create Mini Goals

Another great way for you to super glue yourself to your resolution is by creating mini goals within your goal. If your resolution is to lose 50 pounds, it may seem daunting and too difficult to tackle. Try setting up short goals on how to reach your weight loss goal. For example, by the end of April, your goal should be to lose 12.5 lbs, and by August you have another 12.5 to go. Using short term goals will give you more of a push and it will help you stick to your resolution!

Buddy System Never Fails

Keeping your New Year’s resolution is directly connected to the positive influences you surround yourself with; it is tough to go at it alone. Find a buddy who has a similar goal as you and you can both work on this goal together. And if you’re not able to find that buddy, surround yourself with positive influences. If your goal is to quit smoking, surround yourself with friends and family that will encourage and support your decision and stay away from those who cause you to break.

Create a Strong Bond with Your Resolution

Don’t quit on your New Year’s Resolution just yet, your team at Super Glue is here to support you and help you make 2015 the best year yet! Share your New Year’s resolution with us and what you are doing to accomplish it on our Facebook page.

 

Save Your Wine Corks!

January 7, 2015 No comments »
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The holidays have sadly come to an end, but don’t throw away those corks from your wine bottles just yet! Here are few simple and adorable DIY projects you can do using wine corks and super glue. You can create this project for your home or give them as a belated Christmas gift. Everyone will love this project!

What You Need:

Heat Protector Trivets

A trivet is a small plate that is placed underneath a hot pot to protect surfaces and now you can make your own. The best part about this craft is that you can create any design you want. The amounts of corks you need will depend on how big you want your trivet to be. You will also need heavy cardboard stock or wood – any material that won’t melt under hot pans or pots.

Start by cutting your wine corks in half, lengthwise, and then begin placing super glue on the flat surface and placing them on your cardstock or your chosen material. Continue doing so until your entire cardstock is glued with corks. Since super glue dries so easily you can use it right away!

Coasters

This is a great DIY gift everyone will love. Set aside about 8 corks for each coaster and begin pairing them. Using super glue connect two of them together until you have four pairs. You can then glue one pair vertically and the other horizontally, and that’s it! If you are giving these to someone, put them on top of each other and tie it with ribbon for an adorable house warming present!

Cork Magnets

All you need to create your wine cork magnets are a few corks and non-decorated magnets. Start by cutting the wine cork in half and then take your super glue and apply a small amount to the flat end of the cork and add your magnet. Each wine cork can make two magnets. You can paint them or decorate them however you want or you can leave them as is to show off your favorite wine brands.

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Egg Carton Train – Crafts for Kids!

December 23, 2014 No comments »
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Egg carton train Embark on an epic journey with your kids on this easy and fun DIY train project! Your kids will be able to create their own trains and their own toys. It is simple for them to put together using Front Porch Treasures Pre-Cut Tape!

What You Will Need:

  • Egg Carton
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Paint
  • Toilet Roll
  • Cotton
  • Paper
  • Front Porch Treasures Pre-Cut Tape

Step 1: Cut Your Pieces

You might have to pre-cut all the parts to make it easier, you can start by cutting out multiple small circles on construction paper for the wheels. Then cut out your egg carton, you can use three egg slots or two for the train cart, you can make the trains as long as you wish. Make sure to cut out one egg slot for the top of your train.

Step 2: Paint Your Pieces

Choose your paint colors; I used red and green for mine. Have the kids paint their train parts and set them aside to dry. The length of time will depend on the type of paint used, but for craft paint it usually takes about an hour.

Step 3: Connect Your Train

Once your parts have dried, it is time to connect your train! Using a hole puncher, scissors or anything you have on hand, create a hole into the egg carton and at the end of your toilet paper roll. After, take your pipe cleaner and cut it down to your desired length and then insert it into both holes and twist to tighten.

Step 4: Add Details

Using your pre-cut foam mounting tape, you can attach all the final details to your train. The double-sided tape is easy for the kids to use. Add a piece to the back of your wheels and to the single egg slot and place them onto your train.

To create the funnel for your cotton, cut a small circle out and create a slit to the middle and then pull it into a cone shape and tape it in place. Then add in your cotton for a smoke effect and you have an adorable train!

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Sparkle All Night with these DIY Super Glue Hats

December 17, 2014 No comments »
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Are you hosting New Year’s Eve extravaganza? Create your own party hats using super glue. This is a great way to add a personal touch to your evening. Follow these simple step-by-step instructions on how to add your sparkly touch for your New Year’s Eve bash.

What You Will Need:

- Card Stock

- Super Glue

- Tinsel

- Elastic Cord

- Glitter (optional)

Step 1: Trace and Cut

Print out a template, here’s one from MarthaStewart.com, trace the template onto your cardstock and cut it out. Using different color and or pattern designed cardstock is a great way to add more of a personal touch.

Step 2: Shape it!

Gently fold your cardstock into a cone and insert the tab into the slit, and add in a few drops of Super Glue to make sure it holds in place.

Step 3: Secure it with Super Glue

Now that you have your cone, it’s time to add your decorations to it. Using Super Glue, add a thin line to the bottom rim and place your tinsel around the base. You can also cut a small portion of tinsel and a drop of glue and place it at the top of your hat.

Step 4: Add Elastic

In order to make sure your guests are able to keep their hats on, cut an elastic cord (18 inches) and Super Glue it to the inside of the hat. Using super adhesives will add in a strong hold and make sure it doesn’t come off anyone’s hat throughout the night.

Step 5: Get Creative!

Now that your hat has the essentials, you can customize each hat however you like. Try adding 2015 to some hats, Happy New Year’s to others, or simply sprinkle on glitter. Be creative and have fun.

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Personalized Snow Globes: A DIY Holiday Gift!

December 9, 2014 No comments »
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The holidays are here, yet again! We take so much time to concentrate on our immediate family’s gifts but also have so many more loved ones to give presents to. The hardest part is to avoid breaking our bank accounts. This simple do-it-yourself project is a great way to provide a personalized gift that is easy on your wallet and only takes a few minutes to put together using Super Glue!

Materials Needed:

  • Super Glue
  • Clear Mason jar with lid
  • Fine glitter
  • Water
  • Tiny Christmas figurines

Almost any clear jar works for this project, you can use baby-food containers, spice containers, or even pickle jars. Once you have found your set of jars, now you can use your imagination to create a beautiful whimsical winter season inside your snow globe.

Choose either plastic or ceramic figurines that fit inside your globe. Stay away from metal that will rust. You can use a small pine tree figurine and/or a small animal, anything you want! The best thing about this project is that you create a totally unique snow globe for each person.

Step 1: Begin by adding a few drops of Super Glue to the bottom of your figurines and mount them to the inside of the jar’s lid. Super glue will dry in seconds and provide you with a lasting, strong hold which will keep your figurines in place even when you shake your snow globe.

Step 2: Fill the jar with water and add in the fine glitter. Fine glitter will create the snowing effect; just add a few pinches of glitter – too much glitter will make the jar look foggy.

Step 3: Add a few drops of Super Glue around the inside of the lid and close it tightly to ensure that no one accidently spills glitter or water all over themselves upon opening their gift.

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4 Reasons Why Super Glue is Awesome

December 2, 2014 No comments »
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Super Glue is known as one of the best accidental inventions of all times. It is a common household item, because of its ability to quickly glue objects together. Here are few things you may not know about Super Glue and its awesome capabilities.

Emergency Kit

Super Glue is small enough to fit in any kit and can be a real lifesaver. For small cuts, you can apply a very small amount of Super Glue to the disinfected cut. It will close the wound in seconds and stop any bleeding. It can also stop irritation from a blister, by acting as a barrier when applied around the blister.

Great Alternative to Tape

When something breaks, Super Glue can easily repair the damage quickly and keep the object together permanently. Unlike tape which can be strong but unsightly, Super Glue dries clear and is also sturdier than your traditional duct tape. However, you can also combine both products for an extra strong hold!

Professional Repair Job in a Small Tube

A little amount goes a long way with Super Glue; it can repair your reading glasses, shoes, furniture, or a leak on a water bottle. Possibilities are endless!

Save Your Snowflakes

Another amazingly wonderful thing you can do with Super Glue is preserve falling snowflakes! Using just a small drop of Superglue and microscope slides, and you can preserve snowflakes and keep them for as long as you like. You will be able to see each snowflakes unique design and preserve it for years to come!

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