Keep your craft room tidy and surfaces free of hot glue with this simple, scrap wood hot glue gun stand.
I post to Instagram and Facebook stories every now and then and was thinking – “but my blog friends can’t see what I’m up to!” so I thought I’d incorporate a short video or two into my posts so that you can see just how weird and wonderful
I am my days are.
Last week, in the throes of a divorce and mid-life crisis I sent out a message asking readers whether I should get a nose piercing or a tattoo over my ring finger. I won’t say what the tattoo would have read because
it was inappropriate to tattoo on one’s body the overwhelming vote was for a nose ring.
So I did!
So here I am, all pierced and shiny and ready for a quickie…
A quickie project that is – get your mind out of the gutter! lol
A friend messaged me to see if I could whip out a little hot glue gun stand for her crafting room. You know I’m the queen of scrap wood and I was definitely looking for a 10 minute project so today I’ll show you how I whipped one together.
Hot Glue Gun Holder
- (1) piece scrap wood cut to 8″ x 3 ½”
- (1) piece scrap wood cut to 3 ½” x 3 ½” with a 32° angle cut on the bottom
There’s not much else to it really, once you have the pieces cut for your hot glue gun stand, all you need to do is drill a 1 1/4″ hole in the 3 ½” piece and then use a hacksaw or jigsaw to cut the rest of the notch out.
If you have a larger glue gun, you might want larger pieces, and a larger notch cut out; these measurements work for your typical craft store glue gun.
I cut the 3 ½” square piece with a 32° bevel on the bottom. I tested it with my glue gun and it seemed like a good angle – plus most mitre saws will have a default catch at or near that angle.
I attached the angled side to the base at approximately mid-point with wood glue and then finishing nails coming up from the bottom of the glue gun stand.
I gave it a light sanding, a coat of primer and then two coats of Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch, Aqua spray paint.
I could have stopped there, but I wanted a little guard to protect the base of my hot glue gun holder, so I cut a small piece of faux-copper from M-D Building Products Copper sheet and glued it down where the hot glue will drip.
That’s it – for a grand total of $0 and 10 minutes of your time (not including drying time), you can protect your craft surface and use up scrap wood at the same time.
Now I just need to come up with a project so I can get my hot glue gun out!
Have a great one!
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