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Home Centerpieces: How They’re Possible with Super Glue

January 10th, 2017
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The key to designing a room or decorating any space is how you tie it together. Accents, negative space, and varying color palettes all function together to bring aesthetic wholeness to your living space. Naturally, the heart of any room is the centerpiece. A thoughtfully placed flower arrangement or candle layout can instantly gift your dining room with added personality and charm, but why spend your money on centerpieces you can’t change when you can make your own for a fraction of the cost?

Dish Centerpiece Decoration

Dish Centerpiece Decoration

These DIY centerpieces utilize both household items and inexpensive accessories to create eye catching enhancements to your living room, dining room, or kitchen. With a little bit of Super Glue and some creativity, you can get crafting and create something you’re proud to show off.

Flower Ball Bouquet

Great for end tables or shelf decorations, these petite bouquet ornaments are easy to make and look beautiful. Gather these materials:

  • Zap-O Foam Safe CA
  • Foam Safe Kicker
  • Artificial, silk flowers
  • Candle holder
  • Ribbon
  • Styrofoam ball (toy whiffle balls work great as well!)

Begin by separating your flowers, cutting the stems down to an appropriate size. Once all the flowers are cut, trace the rim of your candle holder with Zap-O Foam Safe CA. Don’t overapply, as the glue will spread once your ball is placed on top. Spray some Foam Safe Kicker all around the Styrofoam ball. Place the ball atop the candlestick holder and apply light pressure, letting the adhesive dry.

Next, apply a small amount of Zap-O Foam Safe CA to the end of your flower stem and stick onto your Styrofoam ball, maintaining even coverage. Once the entire ball is covered with flowers, tie an appropriately colored ribbon around the stem of your candle holder and you’ve got yourself a perfect little accent piece for any small space in your home.

Recommended Product: Zap-O Foam Safe Glue and Zap-O Foam Safe Kicker – This odorless adhesive is perfect for all kinds of crafts and dries in only 15 seconds. Works on foams, ceramics, and wood.

 

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Dish Décor

The most rewarding home décor are often those you create yourself. Using nothing but common kitchen plates and glassware with adhesive, turn the center of your table into a unique accent that highlights varying shapes and colors. Here is what you’ll need:

  • Assorted dishware and glasses
  • Super Glue
  • Dish cloth
  • Dish soap
  • Rubbing alcohol

First, organize your plate ware into a mock arrangement of what you think you’ll want. Don’t be afraid to mess around and get creative with your design. Larger saucers tapering up to smaller glassware like a candlestick, densely stacked dishes for a bold and simple look, or a platter-style arrangement using glass tumblers – all can offer a different feel for your table. As a general rule of thumb, it’s typically a good idea to vary your objects in size, height, and texture for a more dynamic centerpiece and aim for odd numbers (ideally groups of three).

Wash all the pieces you will be arranging with dish soap and a cloth, then let dry. It is recommended that you also give your dishes and glasses a once-over cleaning with rubbing alcohol to guarantee a clean working surface for your adhesive. Using a dime-sized amount of super glue, adhere the flattest surfaces to each other in the layout you desire. Carefully hold your plates together for the amount of time specified on your glue packaging to ensure a strong bond.

Recommended Product: ACCUTOOL Super Glue Gel – Housed in a squeezable dispenser, this adhesive gives you fine control that won’t drip or run. Works well on ceramics, china, metal, pottery, rubber, and plastics.

 

For a full look at Super Glue’s complete & diverse family of adhesives, click here.

Shedding Light on the Winter Months with Super Glue

January 5th, 2017
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Summer is long gone, fall is behind us, and winter has once again taken over with cold days and chilly nights. While there’s nothing more fun than going out with friends or taking a family vacation, there is something about these winter weeks that just begs us to stay inside and simply get cozy.

Candles not only make an easy accent to any shelf or table, but lend themselves beautifully to personalization. With a virtually endless choice of size, shape, and color, DIY candle holders are the perfect homemade project for those looking for a cheap and charming addition to their home. Why be confined to cuddling up by the fire when you can spread the warmth?

 

twinkling-twigs

twinkling-twigs

(https://itskriativ.com/decor/twinkling-twigs)

Gettin’ Twiggy With It

Golden leaves, crisp air, and amber-tinted evenings are perfect excuses to break out the crafting supplies and make use of some surrounding nature. With just an inexpensive small candle and some twigs from the yard, bring some rustic personality to your mantle or end table. These unique accents will bring some of the great outdoors inside to keep you cozy for those long, chilly winter nights.

Gather these materials before you begin:

  • Glass jar candles
  • Super Glue
  • Thin twigs/branches
  • Pruners
  • Twine

First, collect your twigs from outside. They don’t all have to be identical, but try and collect ones of similar thickness and that are relatively straight. This will both make it them easier to adhere to the candle jar, and will keep your final product looking cohesive. Next, using your pruners, cut your twigs so that they will stick a half inch to an inch above the lip of your candle jar. Keep in mind you are using wood near a fire, so you don’t want your branches sticking up too high.

Apply your Super Glue in vertical strips around your candle jar and attach your twigs one by one and as close together as possible around the candle. Keep them close to the same height, but not identical, and let dry. Slightly staggering their height will give your candle a more natural and “wild” feel. Finally, you can tie your twine in a bow around the waste of your candle to complete the look. What you’re left with is your own personal campfire to complement your home.

Recommended Product: Super Glue ACCUTOOL– Precision applicator and 20 second dry time makes this a great choice for DIY crafting. Ideal for Ceramic, hard or soft wood, most plastics, pottery, and porcelain.

 

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Mason Jar Lantern

If you’re missing the beach or just looking for a crafty and contemporary decoration for your room, this one is for you. Nothing beats the ambiance of working by lantern light. A soft glow radiating in all directions is both calming and beautifully illuminates any corner of your room.

Collect these supplies:

  • Mason Jar
  • Super Glue
  • Small candle
  • Transparent fire pebbles
  • Ribbon (optional)

Apply a horizontal band of your Super Glue around the circumference of the jar and begin to stick the fire pebbles around, one by one. Work your way down and around your jar, making sure to allow each pebble to adequately dry before moving to the next. It’s a meticulous project, but the more time you invest in making sure your pebbles are even and stay put, the longer your finished product will last and the better it will look. When your jar is sufficiently coated in clear pebbles, place your candle inside, leaving the lid open.

For additional garnish, you may choose to tie a ribbon around the rim of your jar. The true satisfaction comes when you finally light up your new lantern. Rays from the candle shine out in all directions, creating a hypnotic prism of candlelight. Though it is a bit more time consuming than the others, the final result couldn’t be more worth it.

Recommended Product: Dries Clear Glass Adhesive– This glue dries crystal clear and sets in 5 seconds. Water resistant and excellent for small beads. This adhesive works best bonding glass to ceramic, glass to glass, and glass to metal.

For more information on Super Glue’s diverse family of adhesives click here.

Making New Years Eve Even More Memorable with Plenty of Pictures

December 6th, 2016
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Another year in the books. Whether it was a wild season for your favorite team or another tumultuous election cycle, we’re approaching the bookend where we can start anew. Fresh starts, new relationships, changed habits, all especially appropriate at the changing of the guard from December to January. With New Year’s Eve quickly approaching, you may be feeling the pressure to plan and decorate your annual party. But just because time is up for 2016, it doesn’t necessarily mean you are out of time to craft some creative, do-it-yourself projects to help ring in the new year.

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(http://ohhappyday.com/2011/12/sequin-photobooth-diy/)

To make a memorable night truly memorable, you are going to want plenty of pictures. New Year’s Eve is as good of time as any to take advantage of the pocket paparazzi of smartphones at your party. With this flashy homemade photo booth backdrop, you’ll have your guests’ instagrams looking like they just spent the night at a ritzy Beverly Hills banquet or upscale houseboat party.

Gather these materials to ready your photogenic backdrop:

  • Large foamboard

  • A couple rolls of silver or gold wrapping paper

  • Silver or gold sequins (if you’re using large sequins you may only need about 500, smaller sequins will require a greater quantity for proper coverage)

  • Masking tape

  • Mounting Dots

You will want to begin by attaching your large foam board to a wall you have set aside for your makeshift photo booth. Make sure to anchor it as firmly as possible to withstand a sure-to-be long night. Next, wrap your foamboard with the silver or gold wrapping paper completely. This will be the eventual backdrop for your reflective sequins.

Now you can begin to adhere your sequins to the covered foam board using the Front Porch Treasures Foam Mounting Dots. Remember to consider your camera’s field of view. If your pictures will only be from the waist up, there’s no point in wasting your time covering the bottom portion of your board. Make sure to keep your sequins tightly clustered and firmly adhered. What you’re left with is a dazzling background for memorable New Year’s photos.

Check out more information on this one of a kind New Year’s project!

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Hopefully these DIY projects can give some unique flair to your end of the year celebration. These unforgettable party additions will make sure you don’t drop the ball planning your party this December, except for the one in Times Square.

For more information on Super Glue’s diverse family of adhesives click here.

Designing Christmas Ornaments with Super Glue Adhesives

December 6th, 2016
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If battling crowds at the local mall in the name of Christmas warfare has you down or you just are tired of listening to that one uncle at the dinner table who won’t stop talking about politics, it may be appropriate to take some you-time. As the leader in the adhesive industry and offering dozens of lines of glue products, Super Glue Corporation is your one stop shop for all things crafting this holiday season. With a few of these easy to make, festive decorations, achieve your Zen while creating some charming and eye-catching handmade ornaments for your Christmas Tree.

Since the effectiveness of adhesives depends on what surface they’re being applied on, we have included the recommended Super Glue products that work best for the materials you’ll be using at the bottom of each topic.

Super Glue Corp Christmas

Super Glue Corp Christmas

The Artistic Touch

paint brush decoration

paint brush decoration

Brush up on your crafting skills with this quick and painless project that leaves you with a quirky addition to your tree.

Collect the following supplies:

  • Paint brushes

  • Colored, acrylic paint

  • Painter’s tape

  • One small, foam paint brush

  • Additional embroidery, if desired (sequins, glitter, googly eyes, ribbon, etc.)

  • Super Glue

Begin by taping off the bristle portion of your paint brushes. Paint the remainder of your brushes with your colored acrylics, maintaining a smooth, even stroke. Next, you can either paint on Christmas-themed character faces or adhere googly eyes and pipe cleaner onto the broad side of your brush. Elves, snowmen, The Grinch, no one is off limits.

Finally, decorate your new creation by adding sequins, bells, and ribbons. The best part is, there is already a pre-drilled hole in the handle of most paint brushes so they make for perfect tree decorations that not many people would normally think of.

Recommended Product

ACCUTOOL Super Glue Gel. Bottled in an easy to use and hold dispenser, this Super Glue Gel ensures no mess on your hands. It’s effectiveness on wood, most plastics, aluminum, metal, and rubber make this product perfect for your paintbrush ornaments.

Bring the Beach Home

Sea Shell Ornament - Supergluecorp.com

Sea Shell Ornament – Supergluecorp.com

If you’re one of the lucky people who enjoy year-round sunny weather, you probably frequent the beach. Around the holiday season you may also be missing an authentic Christmas experience (complete with snow days), but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring your own flavor to the table.

With only inexpensive, store-bought ornaments (clear works best) and some Super Glue, transform your tree into a tropical centerpiece that looks like it came straight from the beach. Simply collect small sea shells or sea glass and adhere them around your ornaments. It’s best to start from the bottom up and slightly overlap your sandy trinkets for a more cohesive final result.

Recommended Product

Dishwasher Safe Super Glue . Suitable for adhering to glass surfaces, this glue is ideal for using with store-bought ornaments.

Go Little or Go Home

Half the size but equally as lovable, gather some of these household materials you may have forgotten about in your garage or closet and make something festive out of them.

Who knew? Board games are good for more than bored games. With a couple scrabble tiles and some super glue craft your own personal holiday greeting and use ribbon or twine to proudly hang it on your tree. It may not score you the most points in Scrabble, but it’s guaranteed to with your guests.

bottle cap xmas decoration

bottle cap xmas decoration

Bottlecaps. Yes, even bottlecaps can be transformed and put to use in December. Instead of letting them collect under the refrigerator, adopt them into your DIY repertoire. Super Glue googly eyes and a literal red button nose onto the underside of your caps along with antler-shaped twigs on the top side for instant reindeer friends. Note, three bottlecaps stacked on top each other make for great snowmen! A little ribbon to hang from, and you’re finished! Adorable is a word overused in crafting circles but it’s 100% appropriate for this near-costless project.

Recommended Product

The Original Super Glue. Ideal for a variety of wood, ceramics, metal, this adhesive is a classic for a reason.

DISC-O Ball Ornaments

Disco Ball Ornaments

Disco Ball Ornaments

If you’re bored of the same old Christmas ornaments you see every year or just have some embarrassing Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch CD’s you want to get rid of, consider this quick and easy holiday project. With this handful of tools and minimal effort, you’ll have a unique collection of mosaic-styled decorations that are sure to grab everyone’s attention.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Pack of clear, glass ornaments

  • CD’s (Outdated and humiliating bands make for a more cathartic crafting experience)

  • Scissors

  • Ribbon (Optional)

  • Super Glue

First, slice up your CD’s into varying shapes and sizes. Any kind will work, however it is recommended you use CD’s with silver backs.

Next, super glue a small dot onto your ornament and press each CD tile on, reflective side facing out. Cover your ornament, leaving small gaps between the tiles. If desired, you can add a colored ribbon or glitter to the inside of your ornament to cover up the back sides of the CD’s you may see through the glass.

Your makeshift Christmas chandeliers are done! Not only are these very eye-catching decorations, but are also low cost and easy to make. Have fun with your literal disco balls and Merry Christmas!

Recommended Product

Dishwasher Safe Super Glue . It dries clear in moments.

To learn more about Super Glue’s broad family of adhesives, click here.

Sources:

http://www.cremedelacraft.com/2012/11/DIYOrnaments.html

http://mudpiestudio.blogspot.com/2011/12/paintbrush-ornaments.html

http://www.completely-coastal.com/2011/12/12-homemade-xmas-ornaments-to-make.html

http://www.thecountrychiccottage.net/bottle-cap-reindeer-kids-craft/

http://www.countryliving.com/diy-crafts/how-to/g1070/easy-to-make-christmas-ornament-crafts/?

https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=christmas%20ornaments%20homemade&rs=ac&len=2&etslf=7911&eq=christmas%20ornament&term_meta%5B%5D=homemade%7Cautocomplete%7C3

Christmas Preparation- Building Your Own Christmas Wonderland

November 7th, 2016
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With fall, the air is nippy and leaves are falling, and you may find yourself digging up your Christmas lights out of storage. If so, you’re not alone. Over the years, it seems there has been a dramatic shift from simply enjoying Christmas to wildly decorating your home into a festive wonder. Instead of breaking the bank this year, forego the Christmas decorations to save a few bucks. Create a range of outdoor Christmas DIY decorations that are not only unique, but will look stunningly festive. From upcycling old bottles, to using Christmas lights in ways you’ve never thought before, we have seven amazing DIY Christmas decoration ideas below to help you build your own Christmas Wonderland!

Budget-Friendly Christmas Luminaries

xmas decoration, candles

xmas decoration, candles

If you’ve got some steps or a walkway leading to your house, then you’ll absolutely love this idea! Light up the pathway during the evening with these inexpensive luminaries. Simply head over to your local dollar store for some large glass vases or old ones already in your house, and pick up a few large candles and faux snow while you’re at it. Position the vases outside atop bundles of fir and add a thick layer of faux snow. Atop the snow, put in a large candle and sprinkle fake cranberries around it for a festive finish! How to details: here.

 Simple Garage Door Christmas Tree

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garage_door_decoration

If you’re looking for a decoration that will really attract attention to your house this holiday season, look no further. Grab a string or two of Christmas lights, some hooks or Super Klips, a few ornaments, a bow, and some fishing line. Give your garage door a wash and use the Klips and lights to create the outline of a Christmas tree. Once the outline is finished, use the fishing line to hang up the ornaments and attach the bow at the top of the tree – you can use HandiTAK for the bow. For security, you can add adhesive to plant the ornaments in place. At night, plug in the lights and see your once plain garage light up with holiday spirit! Project details: here.

Stunning Pinecone Garland with Ornaments

Pine cone decorations for the front door

Pine cone decorations for the front door

Pine cones bring festive to the holiday season. Simply iconic for Christmas trees, adding these accents are a great way to bring a more natural look into your Christmas décor. To create a stunning garland to adorn your front door or garage with, take your pinecone garland and some festive ornaments. Grab some wire and use it to loop through the ornament holes and secure each ornament onto the pine cone garland. Once done, get some removable adhesive Super Klip hooks and secure the garland around your door frame for an absolutely picturesque finish to your entrance way! Project details: here.

Festive Reused Flower Pots

xmas pot decorations.

xmas pot decorations.

Hold off on tossing those flower pots and planters. Instead of leaving them to the trash or to gather dust, bring them out to help decorate your house’s exterior in preparation for the holidays. Give these planters a festive look with the help of some wood, pine cones, and fir trimmings to fill them with. At the bottom (especially if it’s a tall pot) put in stuffers such as paper bags to add height and volume. Once done, align your wood around the edges and stuff the fir trimmings inside. Then add pine cones throughout for a complete look and you’re finished. Place these around those empty spaces on decks and porches during the holiday time. Project details: here.

Christmas in a Beer Bin

xmas beer bin decoration

xmas beer bin decoration

Re-purpose large beer buckets for a stunning porch decoration! All you need is a beer bucket, firewood, trimmed pine tree branches and old strings of lights. This is a great way to use those lights that have one or two shorted out as well. To complete the look, arrange the firewood and branches for the base of the bin. Next, mix in the lights and toss in an ornament or two. Project details: here.

Tiered Tomato Cage Christmas Trees

Tiered Tomato Cage Christmas Trees

Tiered Tomato Cage Christmas Trees

Not sure what to do with those extra tomato cages during the winter time? A set of tiered, exquisitely lit and truly beautiful homemade Christmas trees topped with red ribbons can truly build a magical scene in your yard. To make this gorgeous tree display, gather together three tomato cage, some colorful string lights, strands of wired unlit garland, bows and zip ties. This classic home décor element adds a whimsical touch and goes a long way to save those huge bucks you would otherwise spend on expensive store-bought items. If you need to secure your decorations a bit more, strong adhesives or HandiTAK can help. Project Details: here.

Eco-Friendly Front Porch

Eco-Friendly Front Porch

Eco-Friendly Front Porch

Forego spending dollars on Christmas decorations for your front porch. Instead, gather loads of pine cones, tall branches and fir trimmings. Go through your storage for winter gear such as an old sled. Use fir trimmings to line your door with and attach them together for a garland-esque appearance. Next, grab some old pots and set one on each side of your entrance way. Add in some dirt and stick in your branches. Adorn these branches with pine cones and Christmas lights. You can also add random bows and add a sign or two for a complete front porch that’s ready for the holidays! Remember to use adhesive hooks such as Super Klips to keep decoration linings in place. Project details: here.

No matter your budget, you can get into the Christmas spirit with some simple and cost effective decorations courtesy of your surrounds and Super Glue products.

Further References

 http://cutediyprojects.com/diy/save-money-creating-outdoor-christmas-decorations/

http://www.bhg.com/christmas/outdoor-decorations/holiday-inspired-outdoor-decorating-that-lasts/?sssdmh=dm17.564063&esrc=nwdc113011&email=1469919422#page=19

HandiTAK: The Perfect Craft Companion

November 7th, 2016
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Green christmas candles and decoration

Green christmas candles and decoration

Have you been looking for an adhesive that will make crafting easier? Are you looking for something that will allow you to stick the pieces of your project together, while still allowing you the freedom of moving the pieces around? Then HandiTAK might be the solution you’ve been looking for.

 What is HandiTAK?

HandiTAK is a reusable adhesive that replaces tape, pushpins, and tacks. It works on most surfaces and is great for securing pictures, keys, pens, and lots of other items. HandiTAK is also non-toxic, and acid and lignin free. Simply knead a small piece of HandiTAK into a ball, place it between surfaces to be fastened and press firmly.

HandiTAK works best on/for:

  • China
  • Greeting cards
  • Party decorations
  • Straightening pictures
  • Vases
  • Crystal
  • Notes
  • Posters
  • Telephone pads

HandiTAK Craft Ideas

 

Perfect Bridesmaid
This folksy and quirky bridal-shower belle is constructed from household tools that a young couple will appreciate. Build one for a party centerpiece—it just takes a little creativity and a trip to a home store. This creation comes from the folks over at Woman’s Day.

What you’ll need:

  • Ironing board
  • Wire
  • Heavy-duty tape
  • Mop
  • Apron
  • 2 wooden spoons
  • Gloves
  • Tissue
  • Round baking pan
  • HandiTAK
  • 2 tart pans
  • 2 bars of soap
  • A cork
  • Bath beads
  • Fake pearl necklace
  • Brushes
  • Net sponges
  • Ribbon
  • Trash can or bucket
  • Rocks or canned goods

Instructions:

  1. Lay ironing board face down. Use wire or heavy-duty tape to attach a dust mop to the back of the board, with mop “hair” at the board’s narrow end.
  2. Turn board over and tie apron around it, ending with the strings hanging in the front.
  3. Attach wooden spoons for arms to the ironing-board cover with wire (poke wire through cover and twist around spoons).
  4. Stuff gloves with tissue, and place one over the end of each spoon. Use straight pins to fasten gloves to the apron.
  5. Attach a pan for a face by tightly taping it from side to side around the back of the ironing board and under the dust mop hair.
  6. Use HandiTAK to secure tart pan eyes to the face, then to hold soap inside each eye. Also use HandiTAK to secure a cork nose and a bath bead mouth.
  7. Make a bouquet of brushes, net sponge, and ribbon. Secure the bouquet with rubber bands. Attach the bouquet to the front of the doll, using the apron strings to hold it in place.
  8. Place laundry bag over the hair as a veil, and add fake pearls under the head. Finished doll can be propped upright in a bucket or trash can weighted with rocks or canned goods.

Candle Decoration
A super easy and fun craft project is decorating pillar candles. A great way to decorate pillar candles in the summer is to use starfish, as was chosen by the original crafter, Deb, over at The Inspired Trader’s Vintage Voice. This adult craft idea makes an upscale table decoration for evening dinning or wedding décor, and, when your event is done, you can use these candles around the house. While Deb suggests using miniature starfish in the original post (they’re available on her website), feel free to use an alternative decoration if starfish aren’t a personal favorite of yours.

What you’ll need:

  • Candle or candles
  • Starfish (or other decorations)
  • Glue Gun
  • Multi temp glue sticks
  • HandiTAK
  • Pencil with eraser end

Instructions:

  1. Take a two- or three-inch strip of the HandiTAK and roll it into a thin, round rope form. Remove bits and roll into tiny balls.
  2. Apply the tiny balls to the center of the starfish (or your chosen decoration) and create a pattern on your candle. The advantage of the HandiTAK is, if you don’t like your design, you can move the starfish around until it’s just the way you want it.
  3. Plug in your glue gun and insert a glue stick a couple of minutes before you are ready to glue so that it has a chance to preheat.
  4. One by one, remove the starfish from the candle so that you can easily glue it back in place and keep your lovely design.
  5. Remove the HandiTAK from the starfish and place a tiny amount of hot glue to the center of the starfish. Allow it to cool just for a moment and then carefully pick up the starfish by the legs and place it on the candle, pressing the center with the eraser end of a pencil to avoid burning your fingers.
  6. Repeat until all your starfish are attached to the candle.

Keeping it Together: Bondini and Workshops

October 28th, 2016
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While there’s certainly a stereotype that a workshop is usually for woodworking, there are as many different types of workshops as there are different types of hobbyists and do-it-yourselfers. There is, however, one constant: Bondini adhesives. These adhesives are great for every type of workshop.

Shelves in woodwork workshop with various wooden items and tools

Why Choose Bondini?

 

Bondini adhesives are unique in that they do not require a clean surface for application. That’s right! Unlike other glues and epoxies, Bondini adhesives work on even the most uneven, rusty, oily, greasy, grimy, and dirty surfaces. They also work on both porous and nonporous surfaces, including nylon, glass, wood, ceramics, brick, leather, and more. Bondini adhesives are available in dropper, squeeze tube, and brush-on application options so you can apply as much or as little as needed with ease. The Bondini adhesives line from Super Glue includes five different products to meet all of your workshop needs: Bondini 2, Bondini Everything Gel, Bondini Xtreme-3, Bondini 2 Brush-On, and Bondini Brush-On Remover Gel.

 

Uses for Bondini in the Workshop

 

Because it’s so versatile, Bondini has nearly unlimited uses for crafts, home improvement projects, and hobbies.

 

Bondini adhesives from Super Glue Corporation are ideal for automotive and motorcycle work because they can be used on greasy and grimy lines, connections, and other car parts. Bondini adhesives are great for carpentry projects, too, because they can be used to adhere wood, clean or dirty, to almost any surface you could want to. Similarly, Bondini adhesives are perfect for outdoor projects where it can be difficult to clean the surfaces you want to adhere something to.

 

Bondini adhesives can also be used for crafting activities. These adhesives are great for modeling hobbies such as doll house and miniature furniture construction and decoration, as well as creating model trains, cars, planes, and other vehicles. Art projects like mosaics, sculptures, and jewelry-making can also be made easier with the versatility of Bondini adhesives.

 

Workshop Safety

 

Remember that all strong adhesives require a few safety steps to protect you and your workshop. Before starting any project, make sure to cover any surfaces that you want protected and plastic gloves to protect your skin. You may also want to consider a mask and protective eyewear to protect yourself from the adhesive’s fumes, especially if you have sensitive eyes or a sensitive respiratory system. Make sure you read the instructions on your adhesive before you start your project to avoid damage to your materials.

 

While working on your project, work in a well ventilated area. Fans and open doors and windows can help create ventilation if your workshop is not already well ventilated. Keep your Bondini adhesive away from children and animals, and keep the cap on your adhesive product while it’s not in use. Hold the container firmly, but without squeezing, and facing away from you to avoid spillage and make sure any spillage isn’t on you.

 

Cleaning Up

 

If you need to clean or remove Bondini from a surface, don’t just attempt to tear or pry it off as you can damage the surface you’re trying to pull it off of, whether it’s your skin or something else. Use warm soapy water to work the glue off. You can gently pry at this point to hurry the process, but stop if you meet resistance. Acetone can also remove Bondini and other adhesives, but can damage surfaces and irritate the skin. If you’re trying to remove the adhesive from around your eyes and mouth, just use warm water. If you have difficulty removing adhesive after following these steps, contact a medical professional.

 

More About Super Glue Products

 

Super Glue offers a wide variety of adhesive products with an adhesive available for any project or hobby. Browse our website and blog to find out more about Super Glue uses, removal, and projects and see how Super Glue projects can work for you.

Zap: The Perfect Adhesive for Hobbyists

October 28th, 2016
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If you are a hobbyist, you know how important it is to have the right products for your project. Fortunately, with the Zap family of products from the Original Super Glue Corporation, there is an option for everyone.

jewellry-beads

jewellry-beads

 

Why Choose the Zap Family of Products?

 

Super Glue’s line of Zap products offer a wide variety of options for everyone. Zap adhesives are versatile, durable, and shock resistant. These adhesives are specifically formulated to be used on both porous and nonporous products including woods, such as balsa wood, metal, plastic, and fiberglass.

 

In addition to adhesives, the Zap Family of products include a variety of products to maintain and protect other hobby components, including engine parts, canopies, electrical connections, and others.

 

Uses for Zap Products

 

Between Zap’s adhesives and other products, this line can be used for almost any hobby.

The Zap line offers adhesives perfect for laminating wood parts, filling gaps, detailed repairs, strengthening fiberglass, and sealing parts. These products come in a range of consistencies for whatever strength of adhesion is needed and for minimizing the appearance of repaired cracks. Zap also offers adhesives that are safe for products that can be damaged by other adhesives, such as foam and plastics.

 

In addition to adhesives and epoxies, Zap offers a variety of other hobby-related products. These include de-bonders for adhesive and epoxy removal, track cleaners and corrosion inhibitors, engine cleaners, and thread lockers. These products are perfect for cleaning and securing a variety of surfaces and hobby components.

 

Cleaning Up Zap Products

 

If you need to remove a Zap product from a surface, don’t attempt to force it off and pull adhered objects apart. This can damage the surfaces. Sometimes a razor blade can be used to sever bonds and separate items, but, if not, soak the area in warm soapy water to soften the glue. The adhesive should weaken within a few hours. Acetone can also be used to remove adhesives, but can damage surfaces and irritate skin, so hobbyists should use acetone for this purpose with caution. If trying to remove Zap products from around the mouth and eyes, do not use soap, just warm water. If adhesive or epoxy doesn’t remove from the body within a few hours, contact a medical professional.

 

More about Super Glue Products

 

If you’re a hobbyist, don’t trust your pastime with anything less than the best. To find the Original Super Glue Corporation’s line of Zap products at a merchant near you, consult our list of Zap distributors. In addition to the Zap family of products, we also offer a wide variety of adhesive products with an adhesive available for any project or hobby.

Super Glue Projects to Improve Your Office Space

July 20th, 2016
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Everyone goes through bad days at work, where they have trouble concentrating and have a hard time getting things done. But if you have noticed that it has become a chronic problem, it could be a sign that your desk is too cluttered and in need of organization. With a few supplies you have around the house and a little help from Super Glue products, you can add some character and practicality to your office space.

Organize Your Wires

For some people, wires are a huge problem, and it’s no wonder why. A typical desk for many office jobs could include quite a few electronics, including a desktop, a printer, a phone, a laptop, a tablet, and a smartphone. Each one of those things is going to need an outlet as a permanent power source, or a charge from time to time. Add it all up, and you’re going to have a huge mess of wires cluttering your desk.

Superglue has a great solution: Super Klips. These self-adhesive clips can be used on just about any surface to keep your wires from going all over the place, and make it easier for you to distinguish your wires from each other. No more picking through a huge bundle of wires, or pushing a stubborn wire out of your way in the middle of an important project. Attach them to your desktop, and you’ll never have to pick them off the ground again.

Make Your Surge Protector Accessible

With all those electronics, you’re going to need a surge protector to plug them all in. But unfortunately, surge protectors are rarely found in a convenient place. For most people, they are tucked away in the far corner under their desk, meaning that they have to get down on their hands and knees to get to it.

Why put yourself through that trouble again? Simply attach a couple of Super Glue’s Super Klips to the bottom of your desk or the side of your cubicle, and then hang a kitchen basket on them. Your surge protector will be within arm’s reach at all times.

These clips will also be very handy for hanging your headphones when you’re not using them.

Organize Your Pens and Clips

Chances are that you already have a cup or something similar to hold all of your pens, highlighters, clips, and other supplies. Or, you might have a divider in your desk where many of your supplies are held. If you are like most people, though, your things have likely fallen into disarray, and the organization plan you once had has fallen through.

Bring order back to your supplies with a mason jar (or can) organizer. By stocking up on a few mason jars or old cans and gluing them together with the appropriate adhesive (like Glass Adhesive), your pens will be easily accessible and simple to separate. Best of all, this project is extremely versatile: you can use as many or as few jars or cans as you like, depending on the amount of space you have.

Office Solutions for Anyone

You go through a lot of stress as it is: don’t make things worse with a messy desk. We showed you a number of affordable Super Glue products that will make your job so much easier. With so many simple ways to tidy up your desk, you shouldn’t wonder if you should reorganize your desk, but when.

Scrapbook Adhesives Add Creative Pop

May 27th, 2016
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Front Porch Treasures puts a super fun twist on scrapbook adhesives, especially if you’re into scrapbooking. And these days, who doesn’t enjoy a little scrapbooking?

Scrapbooking became a huge hit between 2001 and 2004, with over $2.5 billion in sales and 1,600 companies creating scrapbooking products for a growing number of hobbyists (or “scrappers”) who created their own social network to share their creative ideas.

Digital scrapbooking has added more functionality to the traditional scrapbook as interest in this highly involved craft remains high – across the board:

• Over 4 million women in the United States alone consider themselves to be scrapbookers.

• Over 4% of all women in U.S. have done traditional scrapbooking. Millions of others do various aspects of photo books but are not scrapbookers.

• Scrapbooking is one of the largest categories within the craft and hobby industry and now considered to be the third most popular craft in the nation. From 1996 through 2004, sales of scrapbooking products increased across the United States. In 2005, annual sales flattened for the first time after many back to back years of double growth. From 2006 through 2010 traditional scrapbooking sales have declined, while digital forms of scrapbooking have grown. Traditional scrapbooking sales for 2010 have declined to about $1.6 billion in annual sales from a peak of about $2.5 billion in 2005.

Add Pop, Punch, Depth and Dimension to Your Creative Projects

Scrapbook adhesives like the Front Porch Treasures dots are easy to handle and worry-free because all of the products are double-sided, acid-free, lignin free, photo-safe and permanent.

The mounting foam squares and dots come in a variety of sizes and they work great on invitations, pop-up books, and of course — scrapbooking.

Looking for a Few Scrapbooking Ideas?

Scrapbooking is a fun ‘craft’ to do with children of all ages. It’s a great way to round up all those old photos and share a few fond memories. If you want to try something a little different, however, try these on for size:

Scrapbook.com/Gallery
36 Great Scrapbook Ideas: Martha Stewart
10 Super Cool Scrapbooking Ideas!

Front Porch Treasures Product knowledge Video

Watch the Front Porch Treasures Product Knowledge Video here. We’d love to see a short video of your finished project!