What's the best glue option for my flip flop welcome sign?

Debra Cooper
by Debra Cooper
I live in Las Vegas and the heat keeps melting the glue, I used both the hot glue gun, and E 6000 industrial.
  19 answers
  • I have the same problem, the sun is brutal and destroys everything . . . I just tried some contact cement type product and someone told me to use nail glue - giving it a try . . .

  • C Crow C Crow on May 05, 2017

    Hope you find the perfect glue because this is so very cute!

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 05, 2017

    You can try using a heat resistant marine epoxy from Loctite.

  • Annie Douglas Annie Douglas on May 05, 2017

    Could you use some form of wire tie/zip tie? Make a small slit in the flip flop to wind it around the strap or base of the FF?

  • Myssah Lee Myssah Lee on May 05, 2017

    When in doubt; Gorilla Glue. Gorilla makes several kinds including a super strong epoxy. Not too badly priced either. I always have some on hand =)

  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on May 05, 2017

    I would go with the epoxy . I live in the South and that's the only thing that can withstand the heat and humidity .

  • Caseyem11 Caseyem11 on May 05, 2017

    Epoxy is the only glue to use.

  • Joanie Joanie on May 05, 2017

    I love your welcome sign........clever!! Where did you hang it?

  • Rut13233016 Rut13233016 on May 05, 2017

    Glue is not the answer. The best way to hold the flip flop together is to use floral wire. You turn the flip flops over and use the nubs on the bottom of each flip flop. You wire around one of the nubs at the toe. Then you wire the flip flop floral wire through a wire wreath and then through one of the nubs at the back of the flip flop. This seems to work the best. I don't believe there is any glue that will keep the flip flops from falling off. I hope this works for you.

  • Jwl22376630 Jwl22376630 on May 05, 2017

    Floor/Deck adhesive. The flip flops need to have a outer rubber skin coat. Otherwise if attached to the inner foam they're susceptible to tearing off the mounting board (or whatever you're using.) The deck adhesive is available at Lowe's or Home Depot in tubes that fit a caulk gun. Be careful not to get any on your fingers unless you don't mind wearing it a while.

    Jim - Materials Engineering (Ret.)

  • Swinnen Lisette Swinnen Lisette on May 05, 2017

    Why don't you just a wooden planck and screw the flipflops on it? then hide the screws with you lovely flowers?

  • Sig2573376 Sig2573376 on May 05, 2017

    MAC glue ... I live in southwest Texas , so gets really hot here too. I have an artist friend that used this glue on her windows to add some decorative glass designs and not only did it work wonderfully, it's been a couple of yrs later now, and it has never yellowed And is crystal clear ! (not to be confused with Mac cosmetics glue) :)

  • Shirley Heikkinen Shirley Heikkinen on May 05, 2017

    Liquid nails would be my go to answer.

  • Virginia Prestridge Virginia Prestridge on May 05, 2017


  • Margaret Clark-Brown Margaret Clark-Brown on May 05, 2017

    You can also use a pipe cleaner, chenele stem. Put a little dab of glue on the back and cut the stem to the size you need and ,let it dry and tie it to the back

  • NancyMaria NancyMaria on May 06, 2017

    What ever you glue you look at be sure to read the label well. Not all glues are foam or rubber friendly. My husband found out the hard way when gluing in a blue tooth ear piece in his motorcycle helmet 1/2 way through a long trip and it dissolved the protection foam inside the helmet and glued the sunshade in the open position.

  • Ani7137934 Ani7137934 on May 10, 2017

    Hi there all the way from South Africa. I love this idea. Can you tell me what material did you use to make the welcome sign. The W E L C O M E. Can you email me anita@dems.co.za - thank you kindly.

  • She19161627 She19161627 on May 11, 2017

    At the dollar store i found this stuff called SHOE GLUE . It comes in assorted colors and clear. It works great . I use it on all kinds of materials. It expands and contracts depending on the weather. It is also water resistance.

  • Upsy Upsy on May 17, 2020

    I'm working on mine right now. From the pic on Pinterest, they make a slit about 5/8" into the flip-flop. Remove the strap from the flip flop you are attaching it to and slip it through the slit and reattach it to the flip-flop. For holding unusual objects together, use E6000 glue found at Walmart.

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