Asked on Jan 29, 2016

Glue for outdoor fairy garden

Wendy Kennedy
by Wendy Kennedy
I'm looking for something that will adhere to wood, stone & metal, and will withstand weather.
  25 answers
  • Renae Renae on Jan 29, 2016
    I've used E6000 and had great results, especially when gluing different materials together. I live in FL, so I don't know how it would act where it freezes in the winter... anyone else know this answer?
  • Ann Ann on Jan 29, 2016
    I've made garden art with glass, metal, wood and ceramics. The projects glued with Silicone II hold up the best. I have one bowling ball covered with half marbles that is over 10 years old. The marbles glued with Silicone II are still adhering well while the few I used E 6000 and other adhesives on have started to pop off. I live in Oregon, so in ten years we've had some severe winters. Hope this helps!
  • Sue Sines Sue Sines on Jan 29, 2016
    gorilla glue
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 29, 2016
    I would use a product called liquid nails which will tolerate outdoors and work on wood metal etc.
  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Jan 29, 2016
    Liquid nails is great. So is contact cement.
  • Amanda Broussard Amanda Broussard on Jan 29, 2016
    gorilla glue also
  • Deb Deb on Jan 29, 2016
    try E6000
  • Terri Applegate Terri Applegate on Jan 29, 2016
    Liquid nails will sometimes change color but works great. another one is GE II outdoor window and door caulk - clear!
  • Becky Becky on Jan 29, 2016
    I'm with Liquid Nails...the stuff ROCKS! E600 is pretty awesome, too, but I've never used it outside.
  • Deb Deb on Jan 30, 2016
    I used Liquid Nails for pinecones wreaths that survived the winter elements for over 30 years. One I still have is together. Highly recommend for outside.
    • Fel33967642 Fel33967642 on Aug 19, 2018

      I once wrapped all of my xmas presents on xmas eve using all liquid nails. It was all I had. No tape just a caulk gun and a tube of liquid nails and it worked really well too!

  • Marge Marge on Jan 30, 2016
  • Faith Faith on Jan 30, 2016
    I use E6000 all the time I used it to put angels on my outside window sills and this June will make 9 years their outside and still tightly bonded.
  • Susan Proskin Susan Proskin on Jan 30, 2016
    Where do you buy these adhesives. Plan on doing some projects for the summer.
  • Shamrockcamper Shamrockcamper on Jan 30, 2016
    I am no) and if it gets wet it gets gummy. I think I might try the E6000 and see how that works.
  • Marilee H Marilee H on Jan 30, 2016
    Try clear caulk - the waterproof kind used in bathrooms. This sticks almost everything, and I've used it for many outdoor projects with success.
  • Wallie Simmons Wallie Simmons on Jan 30, 2016
    I glue everything with E6000.For in or out. It has laste for years.
  • Jen Jen on Jan 30, 2016
    Liquid Nails/Projects and Construction ..find it at Home Depot or Lowes...Uses a putty knife and lasts forever! I did tree rings 8 years ago with mosaics...have moved them 3 times, 2 states...and no problem!
  • Jennie Herrick Jennie Herrick on Jan 30, 2016
    The one glue that I have found that adheres to just about everything and anything (as long as it's given a minimum of 24 hours to cure before being subjected to weather) is E6000! That stuff is amazing! I've used it on everything from gluing rhinestones on those $0.98 flip flops from Walmart to gluing sea shells and jute twine on Wine Bottle Wind Chimes. As a matter of fact, I hardly ever use my glue gun anymore because the E6000 does such a fantastic job. Just remember when using it that a little goes a long way. Good luck and have fun!
  • DORLIS DORLIS on Jan 30, 2016
    I tried doing fair gardens, but wildlife kept tearing them up. coons especially are curious and love to investigate things. Gave up and make them inside the sunroom.
    • My father used to put either mothballs, just one or two, inside each little hut. Keeps out everything! Purists like using human hair, like from your brush. That will sometimes work well too!
  • Nonae Mariah Temujinn Nonae Mariah Temujinn on Jan 30, 2016
    Try A+B Plumbers Putty. The gorgeous thing about this product is that you can also shape and/or carve in it to make your own garden 'excitables'. As an adhesive, it will stick to anything and cures even under water.
  • Linda Linda on Jan 30, 2016
    I also have used E6000 and it works well. The GE Silicone waterproof is also great-at Walmart and Lowes.
  • Janette stafford Janette stafford on Jan 30, 2016
    I like to use stick and seal. Its fantastic for out door!! E-6000 is very good also! Janette, Perryville,Ark
  • Cindi Cindi on Jan 31, 2016
    I use E6000 on everything, inside and out, and nothing has fallen apart yet, that I know of. I buy the stuff in bulk, small tubes for jewelry and small crafts, and large tubes for bigger things. I got all these ficus trees and plants at an auction, and drilled holes in the bottom of these plastic barrels for drainage, then glued down the whole tree base in the middle, plus filled it with rocks, they're not going anywhere. Also used it to glue fake flowers to the rocks in my terracotta pots, so they don't blow away. We get some heavy winds at times, blew one tree into my front window, racoons on the roof, etc, so no more trees by the house, except fake ones, and while they have a few less leaves, they still look good, plus no watering. Anyway, this E6000 has withstood the weather, on top of being the best for gluing whatever needs to be glued indoors, so I swear by it.
  • DORLIS DORLIS on Feb 01, 2016
    Thanks, had forgotten about mothballs.