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16 Creative Glue Gun Crafts

As a craft lover and DIY enthusiast, we have absolutely no doubt that you own at least one glue gun, if not more, just like we do. They’re extremely useful in crafting techniques of all kinds, but did you know they can also be used to construct entire things and complete entire projects by themselves? That’s right; we’ve become completely obsessed with hot glue crafts lately!

Just in case you love the idea of making things almost entirely out of hot glue just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the best ideas, designs, and tutorials we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration.

1. Glue gun masquerade mask

Glue gun masquerade mask

In our house, some of the ideas that go over the best are usually related to playing dress up of some kind. That’s because our kids have a blast helping us make something new and they get to enjoy wearing it afterwards as well! We actually made a couple of these awesome hot glue masquerade masks featured on Klaire de Lys and they were a huge hit.

2. Decorative hot glue votive candles

Decorative hot glue votive candles

Of course, not all hot glue crafts that you’ll make will be entirely constructed out of only hot glue! Some ideas, like these lovely coloured glue votive candle holders outlined step by step on Curbly, use the glue to embellish other things. We love being able to customize otherwise plain looking decor in any shape or pattern we please!

3. Hot glue Harry Potter wands

Hot glue harry potter wands

Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about using hot glue to make things for dress up games but the masquerade idea we showed you earlier just wasn’t quite up your alley? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how The Boxy Colonial made these fantastically realistic looking Harry Potter wands instead!

4. Glue gun stencils

Glue gun stencilsHave you ever had the unique pleasure of making something artistic that will actually help you make even more DIY and creative things later on? It’s a whole new level of satisfaction, if you ask us! That’s why we were so pleased to come across these fantastic DIY stencils idea. Skill Share teaches you how to make all kinds of neatly shaped stencils out of hot glue.

5. Custom hot glue phone case

Custom hot glue phone case