Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tips for Tuesday!

Homemade Glue Dots

Did you know that you can make your own glue dots?  I am sure there are a lot of you out there knew this already but of those who don't, this is how you do it!
Here is a list of things you will need.  The list isn't long which is AWESOME!

#1- Parchment paper
This can be found at your local grocery store or Michael's

#2- Aleene's Tack-it Over & Over
I have only been able to find this at Michael's. 
I believe the bottle is about $5.00 but you can always use a coupon!

This is such a easy project!  All you do is cut out your parchment paper.  You can make it into any size or shape you want.  Make sure you cut a shape that is easy for you to store.  
Once you have your cut, fold your paper in half.  
You need one half for the glue to be placed on and one half to place over your glue dots once they dry.  
(Like a sandwich if you will)

Your next step would be to make your dots!  This is the best part!  
You can make any shape or size you want!  
No more buying mutiable boxes of glue dots at the store because you can make them all!

I like to make a bunch of different dots!
 I make some that are about the size of a .50 cent piece for making paper and ribbon flowers. 
I also make long skinny stripes for ribbon.

I usually let me glue dry overnight.  But it could take less time.  
A "general" rule is once the glue turns from white to clear it is dry or close to.

I am sure you can try this recipe with other types of tacky glue that you might have lying around.  
This is the only glue I have tried.  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Enjoy your crafty time!!


  1. Oh my gosh! I didn't know that! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm new to this paper crafting and have so much to learn.

    Be Blessed, Beckie
    I'd love for you to stop in and see my blog ;)

  2. Oh, yeah, i just made some more. big ones, little ones, and just plain a lot of them prepping for the weekend.

  3. Oh SWEET!! I didn't know there was a glue out there that could do this! Next time I'm at Michael's, I'm getting the stuff to try it! Thanks for the tip!!

    Amy E.

  4. I did not know this either TY for sharing this with me!!!!! GREAT TIP!

  5. ScrapHappy Glue from the RubberCafe works great for this as well. www.therubbercafe.com :)