Glue Gun Holder
I've ruined a lot of dishes and various surfaces as a result of my glue gun. I took this problem to my son and asked him to come up with a solution - although quite frankly, not without my input and multiple drawings of possibilities. Of course, he tossed out all my ideas and ran with his own design.
I know I gave "honorable mention" to the glue gun in my "Steampunk - My Favorite Art Form" project. I gave thought to the fact that maybe just maybe someone would be searching for a "glue gun holder". And maybe, just maybe it needed to be highlighted on it's own.
He began by taking a 2" x 6" board and cut off a square measuring approximately 5." x 5." and cutting a 3" hole in it.
He selected a jar which fit into the hole perfectly. The problem was that as soon as I tried to lift the base, the jar would slip through it.
I happen to have this little square wood piece, probably acquired in some "bundled" art purchase at a garage sale. It measures about 4.5" x 4.5" square. This was my contribution to the design/function.
To prevent the jar from slipping through whenever I pick it up from the base, I hot glued this 4.5" square to the bottom of the 5.5" block.
There are several things I love about this design. I have several glue guns in various sizes and temps. This size fits all my glue guns. I also love the fact that when I wish to rest the glue gun, invariably the glue will drip out and in this case it drips into the jar. If and when there is enough glue in the jar to interfere with resting it there, I will simply throw out the old jar and replace it with a new on. It is easy to move about, it doesn't tip over and the jar is disposable. Who could ask for anything more.
After using the glue gun holder for a while, I made it even more useful by gluing on a few magnets. One holds my razor in a safe place and others anything magnetic that I'm working with.
I also added a small but handy little pin cushion by cutting out a piece of felt, doubled over and added a doily.
- Wood Block (Pre-owned)
- Glass jar (Pre-owned)