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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Super Glue New Years Hats

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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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Last-Minute Thanksgiving Display and Recipes

November 26, 2014 No comments »
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Super Glue Recipes

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Many times, we concentrate on the main portion of our Thanksgiving feast and forget about offering our guests some appetizers before the meal. Here are some quick and simple appetizers you can do without losing too much time and a simple appetizer stand you can create using Super Glue to display these fabulous starters!

Baked Zucchini

You’ll need some zucchini, shredded parmesan cheese, and olive oil. Cut your zucchini in thick wedges, and soak them in olive oil and then sprinkle parmesan cheese and place them on a cooking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees and enjoy!

Nacho Dip

  • 8 oz. of cream cheese
  • 2 Cans of chili (with or without beans)
  • 8 oz. bag of shredded cheese or 4 cups of nacho cheese

Start by placing your cream cheese at the bottom of your dish and then layer your chili on top, then place your cheese on top, and place in oven at 350 degrees and leave until cheese is melted, and you are ready to serve!

Bruschetta

Always a favorite, your local grocery store carries a variety; Hannah Bruschetta is one of the tastiest to consider trying. All you need for this is bruschetta and some fresh bread. Bake your bread, and place the bruschetta in a bowl and you’re ready to serve!

Create Your Own Appetizer Display Stand using Super Glue

Create your own stand to display all your delicious appetizers and show off not only your culinary skills, but your personal craftsmanship. This DIY project takes less than a minute to put together and adds a touch of glam to your Thanksgiving table.

All you need are 2 plates, 1 bowl, candle holders, and Super Glue. You can find all your materials easily at your closest retailer. Simply flip your plate upside down, add Super Glue to the top of the candleholder and center the candleholder in the middle of the plate. Repeat the previous step for the next plate, then glue the bottom of the bowl to the plate and you just created a cute dip bowl!
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How to Repair Shoe Damage with Super Glue

November 20, 2014 No comments »
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At one point or another we’ve suffered from having damaged or broken shoes. What do you do when your heel breaks or when the rubber sole is separating from the rest of the shoe? Before tossing them, try Super Glue! Along with repairing furniture and other household items, Super Glue is strong enough to hold your shoes together and repair them for an increased lifespan.

 

Reattaching Your Sole

 

Step 1. Start by cleaning the area from any glue residue with alcohol and a cloth. Doing this step first will ensure that the sole adheres well.

 

Step 2. Apply Super Glue to the shoe and sole, and press them together firmly. Make sure to quickly wipe away any glue that is squeezed out.

 

Step 3. Put weight on top of the shoe so that the parts bond. You can use heavy objects you have around your house that fit inside your shoe and place them inside to apply the weight.

 

Reattaching Your Heel

 

Step 1. Super Glue works wonders in a high heel emergency as well. Prior to gluing, use some sandpaper on the heel and shoe to get rid of any glue residue.

 

Step 2. Apply Super Glue and make sure to take your time with aligning the heel properly. Super Glue dries very fast so don’t take too much time.

 

Step 3. Apply significant amount of pressure to hold the heel in place and let them dry for at least an hour before wearing to ensure proper bonding.

 

Super Glue can get you out of shoe emergencies when you have no shoe repair service near your home or office. It provides a strong bond that can leave your shoes looking as good as new! Show us your shoe repairs that you have done using super glue on our Facebook page.

 

Drawer Organizer Using Super Glue

November 13, 2014 No comments »
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Are you tired of having messy drawers but find it difficult to keep it organized? This simple project can help you organize any drawer in your house without spending a fortune. Using strong adhering Super Glue and cardboard you can create these dividers. Creating this drawer divider will be a great inspiration to keep everything organized; it will even help declutter your junk drawer!

 

Materials Needed:

Cardboard, foam board, or craft board

Super Glue

Contact Paper – optional

 

Step 1: Measure Your Drawer

Measure your drawer and determine the length and width of your dividers. Decide what objects will be placed in that drawer and lay the contents on the floor in front of you. Create a layout of what needs to be separated and decide whether you will need multiple dividers or if 4 will work. The amount and size of each divider is entirely up to you.

 

Step 2: Divide and Conquer

Measure and cut out the dividers. Using the same layout you created with your objects, glue the dividers accordingly. By using Super Glue to connect the dividers, you will have created a sturdier divider as opposed to using a hot glue gun which can come apart easily. Also, by gluing the dividers to each other it allows you to remove the dividers from the drawer whenever you want.

If you would like to add some colors to your drawers, you can decorate your dividers with contact paper.

 

Step 3: Get Organized

Place the dividers into the drawer and organize your belongings. This is a great way to stay organized and to see everything clearly inside your drawers.

We often have to repurchase things because we cannot find them in our messy drawers. With drawer dividers we are able to see everything clearly because each item now has a place! Show us your drawer divider designs on our Facebook page or share with us your crafty ideas about how to stay organized.

Fall Inspired Wreath Using Super Glue

November 6, 2014 No comments »
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Are you looking for last-minute idea on how to decorate your home this Thanksgiving holiday? With relatives flying in from all around the world, you want your home to looks it’s very best. Here is a last-minute arrangement you can add to your home with just the use of some pinecones and Super Glue.

Creating a wreath is easy and is a great way to add some fall décor to the outside of your home.

What you will need:

  • Wooden Wreath or any heavy duty wire will do
  • Lots and lots of Pine Cones
  • Super Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Leaves – Optional

Gather all the pine cones you can find, the more variety of sizes of pinecones the better for this project. Once you have plenty, go ahead and start gluing them one at a time onto your wreath. Using small dots of Super Glue makes it easy to attach all the pine cones to the wreath with zero hassle. If you are using a wire, you can glue each pine cone to each other as well in order to make it sturdier. Make sure to use the smaller pinecones to fill in the empty gaps.

For an added bonus, you can lightly spray paint the pine cones in white to give off the winter snow effect. This step is also optional, but adding a few leaves or even pine tree leaves can add a Christmas feel to your wreath.

Once you’re done adding everything to your wreath, you can add a bow to the top. Keep in mind that this pinecone wreath will be heavy; make sure to secure it properly. Use some ribbon to create a hook for your wreath. Pass the ribbon through the center of wreath and tie it on top to create a sort of triangle and then use that part to hang the wreath.

This simple craft will leave your guests feeling impressed and leave you feeling happy because it didn’t take too much time at all! Visit our Facebook page to share some of your creative ideas for fall wreaths.

Removing Super Glue from Unwanted Surfaces

October 31, 2014 No comments »
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Super Glue can hold together almost anything, from small refrigerator magnets to cracks in furniture. Super Glue does not discriminate and will adhere itself to any surface. What can you do when some drops of Super Glue get on your desk, floor, or even on your hands?

 
Nail polish remover with acetone can be your best friend in these sticky situations. It can break down the dried up substance from any surface. However, acetone from nail polish is a harsh chemical that can damage some surfaces. Before you begin, apply only a small amount to an inconspicuous spot and wait about 10 to 15 minutes to ensure that the acetone will not eat through your surface. If your surface can handle it, apply some acetone to a dry cloth and start by dabbing at the dried glue until the entire residue is gone. Once the stain is completely removed, use a damp cloth with clean water to get rid of the remaining acetone chemical and odor.

 
If you notice that the acetone is damaging your furniture, sanding it down will be the best alternative. However, this option can also damage your furniture and may require professional assistance. Sanding down the furniture can be tricky and the furniture may require some polish afterwards to blend in.

 
Super Glue is an amazing adhesive that can help you out with any type of project you may have, but always remember to protect your surrounding areas to avoid having to remove it. Once it dries on a surface it can be stubborn to remove. For more information on how to remove super glue refer to our Safety Page. Happy gluing!