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DIY Fridge Magnets with Fix-All Adhesive

May 9th, 2016
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Animal Fridge Magnets Photo: FashionLush.com

How to Make DIY Animal Fridge Magnets with Fix-All Adhesive

Fix-All Adhesive is a great all purpose glue that you can use on most at-home DIY projects. This Animal Fridge Magnet project is a great example of an inexpensive and super easy DIY home project that you can do alone or with kids.

These cute little critters can be used to mark chore charts, hold up grocery lists, or simply used to decorate a metal surface. No matter where you choose to place your animal magnets, you’re sure to have a blast making them.

Animal Fridge Magnets:
Here’s What You’ll Need

  • A few small, solid plastic animals. You can find these online or at most big-box stores. Note: If you find some hollow plastic animals that you’d like to use for this project, simply cut each animal in half and fill with air-dry clay. This will create a solid backing for your animal that you can then use to attach your magnet.
  • A box cutter or other sharp blade. As long as it has a straight edge, you should be good.
  • Magnets. You can use standard decorative ceramic magnets or you can spend a little extra on some smaller rare earth magnets.
  • Fix-All Adhesive
  • Optional: Spray paint. We like how these animals look once they’re coated with a little metallic gold or silver spray paint.
  • Optional: Plastic ‘Googly Eyes’. Make a fun project even more fun by adding a pair of ‘googly eyes’.
  • Finally, one brick of air-dry clay if you are using hollow plastic animals.

Making Your Magnets

  1. If you’re spray painting your plastic animals, now is the time to do so. Make sure they are completely dry before continuing. Note: Always work on a protected surface in a well-ventilated area when using spray paints or other aerosols.
  2. Once the animals have completely dried, carefully cut them in half using the smooth downward motions to avoid ragged edges.
  3. Clean up any rough edges with the knife.
  4. If you have hollow animal figurines, fill the insides with air-dry clay and set them out to harden up.
  5. Once you’ve done that, simply glue one of the magnets to each half of the animals and let dry.
  6. Optional: If you want to add a little touch of silliness, you can glue ‘googly eyes’ over the eyes on the figurine for an extra whimsical look.

Enjoy Your New Animal Fridge Magnets!

Be sure to place your fun animal magnets where they’ll be seen and adored! Of course, you can follow and apply the same steps using other objects that you think would make for an interesting magnet.

You can pick up a bag of extra Scrabble tiles and turn those into fridge magnets. They’re a fun way to pass the time while waiting for something on the stove to boil.

Whatever you decide to do with this ‘magnetic’ idea, the sky’s the limit!

If you’d like more ideas, be sure to check out the Original Super Glue Blog or just simply browse online for more great uses of our adhesive.

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Wedding How-to: DIY Centerpieces for Personal Charm

March 25th, 2016
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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 18th, 2016
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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 11th, 2016
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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 4th, 2016
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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.

Got Loose Screws? Here’s What You Should Do

February 19th, 2016
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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!

Happy Chinese New Year: The Year of the Horse!

January 20th, 2014
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Friday, January 31,2014 is Chinese New Year.  This is The Year of the Horse.  Celebrations include:  reunion dinners; cleaning the house in order to make way for good fortune; lighting firecrackers; making, eating, and gifting fortune cookies; and giving away and receiving red envelopes filled with money.  It is a festive holiday celebrated around the world.

We thought we would share this video with you in honor of The Year of the Horse and making things new!  It’s a great DIY video with some helpful tips for you.  It shows a plastic horse being repaired using baking soda and super glue!  Baking soda and super glue together create a great substrate that bonds easily to plastic and can be molded and sanded once dry.  Check this out:

[Video Credit:  WickedMule89 via YouTube]

Here’s some more information about the upcoming Year of The Horse:

[Video Credit:  Arirang News via YouTube]

Wishing everyone a very Happy Chinese New Year and much good fortune to you and yours!

Happy Halloween!!

September 29th, 2013
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Happy Halloween, Everyone!!

Love these terrific Pumpkin Lanterns we found on Pinterest (originally showcased in Martha Stewart Living and on MarthaStewart.com).  You can find the directions  for how to adorn the store bought lanterns (by clicking on the Martha Stewart.com link), but it basically involves:  orange and yellow paper lanterns, craft paper, wire, pipe cleaners, fishing line and craft glues or dots

So festive — we love them!!  Super classy …. use them as your fall holiday decor from now through Thanksgiving.

Enjoy!!

 

Super Glue Corp Treats Team To Adventure & New Products!!

September 24th, 2013
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Recently, Super Glue Corporation treated its whole team to a picnic, and fun-filled adventure day, at Knott’s Berry Farm!  It was a great way to get together, with families as a “family”, and celebrate another successful year … We know it takes a lot of time, effort and hard work to deliver outstanding products and exceptional service to all of our customers around the world, sometimes with long hours sacrificing time away from our families … and we guarantee that no one sticks together 🙂 – get it?- better than all of us at Super Glue Corporation … but we also like to have Big Fun along the way!  

So, in the spirit of fun, we brought our sales team members and their families in from all across the country and gathered together every associate, and his/her family members,  from our headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Rancho Cucamonga and Ontario, California, and headed out to Buena Park for roller coaster rides, games, lunch and a day of adventure at Knott’s Berry Farm!

Prior to the fun-filled day, super glue sales team members and executives met to discuss all of the new products being developed for our many different markets. in over 60 countries …. Here’s a sneak peak at just one new product that just recently shipped out … Head’s up crafters and scrapbookers, you are going to love these … CLEAR, HIGH TACK, ACID FREE, ADHESIVE SQUARES in small, medium and large sizes under our Front Porch Treasures(R) brand:

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Remember, these are CLEAR, tacky, adhesive squares (note: they peel off individually, paper thin, from the white sheets they are on in the box) and you get hundreds of them in a box!!!  They work great for adhering embellishments to packages, gift cards, photos, vellum and many other scrapbooking and craft projects. 

Hey, here’s an idea, let’s bring you in on some of the fun!!!

Here’s a special offer for our newsletter readers:  Send us a note here (click on link) saying “SIGN ME UP ADHESIVES SQUARES OFFER” (this will mean we have permission to add you to our e-newsletter mailing list so forward this offer to your friends as well and do both them and us a favor:)  Include your name, address (for shipping), email address (for e-newsletter delivery) and phone number (in case we have questions – don’t worry we don’t sell our information) and we will ship you off a free sample box of Adhesive Squares to try out for yourself!  Do it NOW because the offer only lasts as long as supplies last or through October 31, 2013 whichever comes first!!

Have a fun-filled Autumn, Everyone!!

 

“Essential For DIY” Road Kit: Pro Seal RTV Silicone Adhesive and Sealant … says customer!

August 5th, 2013
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Ah, Summer!!  What a wonderful time to travel and reconnect with family and friends!  Heading off on the open road in a recreational vehicle or motorhome is so much fun!  What a sense of independence and adventure … exploring our world … there’s no better feeling in the world!

Until, of course, there’s a breakdown or a problem … now that is no fun!

Boy, do we ever have a great tip for you! 

This bit of “motorhome”  travel advice came in from our customer E. Fierst:

“I purchased a new motorhome last summer in Florida.  It does rain a bit at times in Florida.  I soon discovered that one of my taillights was accumulating some moisture.  I told the RV tech that was going through my list of repairs that seems to come standard with the purchase of a new RV about it.  He sealed the taillight assembly with Pro Seal RTV Silicone Adhesive and Sealant.  I questioned him about using a silicone sealer for this application.  He assurred me that this product would work and that it would last.  He told me about the durability and versatality of this sealer and told me that he uses it on almost everything that needs to be sealed in RVs and it has never failed him.  Then he gave me a tube of your product to try for myself.  I’ve used it to reapply automotive trim, seal an outdoor lighting fixture, reapply the backing on my wife’s mirror, repair a cracked fitting to our vacuum cleaner and on and on.   I’m convinced.  This is now one of my essentials in my DIY supplies.”

clear-silicone-sealantThis is such great advice.  Thanks, E. Fierst, for sharing your story with us and helping us spread the word about the wonderful features and benefits of our Pro Seal Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive & Sealant!  The uses are endless!!  It provides a waterproof seal and remains flexible!  A terrific product!

We agree, do not leave home without it!!

To Happy Trails and Travels!!  Cheers!! 🙂

P.S.  Check out this cool motorhome adventure one mom, Cyndi Hoelzle, took with her children!!