Monday, May 19, 2014

A Craft Project that eases my fear of Spray On Glue!

I have always been afraid to try aerosol adhesives! Yes, I am a chicken when it comes to paying good money for something that I have no idea how to use -- also, I have heard "glue everywhere!" horror stories from my friends who have tried using such products and I was definitely scared off. Even my own daughter tried using a  good name brand  spray adhesive for a design project when she was in college and told me in precise detail why she would never use a spray glue again. 


No, you do not need to dress like this to use spray on glue! 
photo credit: scragz via photopin cc

(*Always follow manufactures's suggestions on the safe usage of their products! Click 3M: Tips and Techniques to read about how to use a spray on glue.)


Today, however, I am inspired to give spray on glue a try. "Why?" you are asking. Well, I recently read an article that gave me inspiration for a project that would put this sticky product to a good use.

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A beautiful retro-fabric bulletin board that makes me want to try spray on glue!


How I Made My Retro-Style Bulletin Board for My Craft Room  written by Review This! contributor, decoratingforevents, showed me in excellent photographic detail how to create a bulletin board for my own home office. One tip I found especially helpful was to use "re-positionable" spray-on glue. That tip totally made good sense for someone like me who is very often a crafting klutz. (Visit Krylon Easy Tack to read about the spray adhesive decoratingforevents recommends.) 

By the way, there is a YouTube Video that offers some handy tips for using this type of adhesive on a rug and a non-slip mat. The video gives handy tips that can be used for making any craft project a success when using a spray glue.





Lensmaster Decoratingforevents also found some very attractive retro-fabrics that took me back to the 50's and 60's. (Who would have ever predicted that the futuristic designs of that bygone era would EVER come back in fashion?) Another reason I like this bulletin board project: the author used a Glue Gun! As as a Glue Gun Slinger  that made me very happy, indeed.

Now, I am off to drool over the fabrics that decoratingforevents found on Amazon to see which one I can use to pull my "office" together with my own retro-style bulletin board. I just might purchase some spray adhesive, too.






3 comments:

  1. Would you believe I have never tried a spray adhesive either! I have visions of gluing the hair down on my arms or getting glue in my eyes. Now you have given me a new concern. Yikes, I might inhale it! lol

    Seriously, this looks like a fun and wonderful craft project. You and our Party Planner always come up with the best ideas! I want a cool bulletin board now for my craft room!

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  2. WOW! Thank you so much for the feature, Mickie!! Nothing to be afraid of -- I know, easy for me to say! LOL One trick when working with spray adhesive is to only spray it on one of the items you will be gluing together. Lots of instructions tell you to spray both items. By only spraying one, it's easier to re-position and get any bubbles out (especially if you are working with paper or fabric.)

    Jump in! The water's fine!

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  3. I have used a lot of spray adhesive over the years (primarily to make my photo cards). My product of choice has been the 3-M brand. I normally set up an area outside on my porch for using the spray (and place my items on foil). I do love those retro bulletin boards. Here's to courage and trying new things!

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