When I look at other peoples blogs I always see helpful hints and things that they have discovered that have made their craft lives easier.
So in the spirit of this I thought that I would share a tip on something that has made things easier for me with my glue gun.
Apologies if this is something you have seen before.
Glue guns are not only super amazing they are super drippy and super hot.
First I just wanted to recommend the model that I use.
I have tried many glue guns before arriving at the Dremel glue gun.
This for me is the best one I have come across,it is pricier than the rest but I think its great.
For years I battled with the Bostik ones but the triggers always broke within 5mins.
The Dremel has a very strong trigger and heats up fast.
On the box it says that it doesn't drip but they always do,lets be honest.
It has a flat base so is easier to stand up in between gluing.
Its the drips that drive me crazy as they stick to the card,paper or whatever you rest your gun on whilst working.
So in the craft shop weeks ago I bought one of the silicon glue gun mats.
The ones that you put under the gun to catch drips and once cool you can peel them off.
It cost me nearly £7 which I did think was expensive but it was a treat.
It worked great,then I had a tidy up and its gone missing!!
Then the other day I came across the cookware made from silicon in the £1 shop.
I see this stuff everywhere and I'm sure your aware of it wherever you live.
The silicon loaf tin shape was £1 and I thought it feels the same and has a very high temp and non stick surface could this be a replacement for my missing glue gun mat?
Oh yes! its perfect to throw the glue gun in between gluing and once dry the glue peels off like a dream.
Ive used it lots and I think its even better than the mat.
When cool I store the glue gun in the mould so that they are always together.
Its also brightly coloured unlike the mat so its easier to find
For £1 its brilliant!!
Hope this helps with some hot gluer out there.!