I have something every craft room needs ASAP. A DIY hot glue gun holder. No more mess on the side of your glue gun or globs of glue left to congeal on your work surface. This project will keep your glue gun handy and mess free. I told you every craft room needs one!
DIY hot glue gun holder supplies:
- Glass Tile
- Wood Plaque
- 1/2″ Plywood
- Router (this is optional)
- Jig Saw
- Wood Carving Set
- Krylon Paint in Rich Plum or the color of your choice
- Wood glue
You can skip the first few steps if you do not have a router. You could attach the tile to the wood with glue instead however it would not be recessed into the plaque. If you have a router, lay out the tile where you want it on the plaque and mark around with a pencil.
Use the router to remove an area large enough for the tile. PLEASE NOTE: I am not a professional wood worker and there may be mistakes in my project. However I am thrilled with the result of my DIY hot glue gun holder. Just jump in and do it y’all!
Use your wood carving set to finish off the corners and the sandpaper to get everything smooth. Dry fit your glass tile before continuing.
Now you will need a “U” shaped piece out of your plywood sheet. The size of this piece will depend on YOUR glue gun. I used a jig saw to cut this piece then sanded everything smooth.
Below I had the pieces dry fitted together so you can see what I am going for. I hate having to let that little stand down every time and frankly I never do it. The glue gun always falls over any way. So I was looking for the gun to “hang” on the plywood piece. The size and shape of YOUR piece will depend on your glue gun and how you want it to sit when you are done.
Next we are going to glue and nail the two pieces together. Measure and mark on the back where your “U” shaped piece will sit on the front. This will allow you to get the nails started before you glue.
I personally love this rich plum! I used a couple of coats on my DIY hot glue gun holder. Add in your glass tile when everything has dried completely. I did not use any glue on my version as I wanted the tile to be removable for easy cleaning. If you did not use a router, attach the glass tile with something like E-6000. It will not be removable but you can still clean the dried glue off easily.
Now my hot glue gun has a home and it won’t make a mess anymore! If you want to clean your glue gun up for your new project, be sure to check out this simple tutorial that really works!
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Angie blogs at The Country Chic Cottage where you can find creative crafts, vintage finds, home decor, and DIY all with a little farmhouse flair. Angie has been blogging for several years and is married with three kids. Stop by her blog where you will find everything from small, quick crafts to major furniture and home makeovers.