Everything you need to know about GLUE & ADHESIVES
   This week's crafter's tool box is all about glue! I believe that a good glue is the most important part of your crafter's tool box! So many crafts hinge upon a glue and will be a complete flop if they don't preform.... have you seen Craft Fail lately?
    Glue seems so simple, but yet it can be so AWESOME. Here are my favorites and what I find are their best uses.

Elmer's All Purpose Craft Glue: What can't you use this for? Besides the general paper crafts, I use this for paper mache, on fabric and so much more. It dries clear and quickly. Elmer's has such a huge variety of glues to choose from that you are sure to find what you need. Elmer's is the original and I can't find anything else that works as well at comparable prices.

Mod Podge: As the website states, Mod Podge is an all in one glue, sealant and finish.I use this in a very similar fashion to Elmer's , but I prefer the Mod Podge finish when I use it as a sealant.

3M Spray Mount: Quick & effective... need I say more. Use it for pictures, collages & paper crafts

ThermoWeb Zips & Zots:  If you scrapbook you MUST have these. Little dots and strips that have just the right amount of tack. They come in a variety of strengths. I use the medium to low tack for my interchangeable photo displays.

Krazy Glue: Break something? Use this. Works on wood, paper, glass, ceramic and more. If I am out of a specialty glue I can always rely this one.

Krylon Crystal Clear: I like glitter. I like glitter a lot. And this is what I use to save my marriage. No husband wants to come home to every surface coated with a sparkly gleam of glitter and this keeps it all contained. I love how it doesn't dull the glitter once I spray it on and it dries. I have tried other sealants and Krylon is still my favorite.

MOST IMPORTANT:
Dual Temperature Hot Glue Gun & Sticks: I picked up this at Dick Blick art supplies and couldn't be more pleased. The dual temp is a must have. Low temp for crafts that need either a very quick set time or for when you might be touching the glue while it is still hot. The high temp thins the glue and gives you a closer bond, but be careful! It gets VERY hot!

   Those are my staples. With these I feel like I can accomplish anything! Well maybe not everything, but I certainly feel more confidant tackling my various craft adventures. Hope you find this helpful. Be sure to check back in later this week for a tutorial on how to make your own glue dots and strips. This will save you a bundle if you are an avid scrapbooker or paper crafter.
 Thanks for stopping by and I hope your week is finishing up well :) I have my last Dr's appointment today... hopefully they will tell me to head straight over to the hospital so I can HAVE THIS BABY!!!!