DIY Hot Glue Gun Tips & Tricks

Barn Tree Place
by Barn Tree Place
Check out just 3 Tips and Tricks that you can do with a Hot Glue Gun!
Use Aluminum Foil to clean the burnt built-up glue, off the tip of your Hot Glue Gun.
Important: Wear protective gloves or use a towel to protect your fingers from getting burned.
Just ball up a large piece of foil and vigorously rub it against the tip of your HOT glue gun.
Clothes slipping off your hangers? Purchasing slip-proof hangers can get expensive. Try this instead!
Just apply dots of hot glue along the top rim of your hangers.

This will sure stop your clothing from falling on the ground!
Working with hot glue can be dangerous and often we burn our fingers. This simple trick will make all your crafting projects "pain" free!
Place a small dish of water near by when you are applying hot glue.

(You can also place a small wet sponge or towel in the dish)

Just wet your fingers before touching the hot glue. Your fingers will Thank You later! :)

I wish I new this trick years ago!!
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  • Christina Christina on Dec 07, 2015
    Those hangers are less than $1.00, isn't your time worth a dollar?
  • Sandifolk Sandifolk on Dec 08, 2015
    Man, I've been taking my tiny scissors & sraping up into the gun between plastic & metal to get the black gook off, then scraping tip w/ 1 scissor blade. I literally have no feeling in fingertips from holding glued object in place... Ouch ! My legs look like I have big white freckles cuz I wear shorts when I work & when the glue drops on my skin I have to grin & bear it till the pain & heat is gone, then have to peel it off the skin. Any tips on this( besides wear pants ?)
  • Jean Szprejda Jean Szprejda on Nov 05, 2020

    why does my glue sticks get groves one them and get stuck so i cant use my gun

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  • Gig69451122 Gig69451122 on Apr 11, 2023

    Over the years, I've had to eventually replace glue guns. I've never seen one like yours? The narrower tip is such a great idea. Where did you find that one? A hardware store?