I love the smell of a warm glue gun! It takes me back to Saturdays spent making Christmas gifts for family and friends. So when I saw a version of this plaque on Pinterest, I knew I had to make my own glue gun sign.
Materials and Instructions for Glue Gun Sign
- Walnut Hollow Savannah Plaque
- Elmers Foam Core Board
- Adtech Adhesives Lo Temp Cool Tool, Glue Pad and Multi-Temp Glue Sticks
- Sizzix Alphabet die cuts and Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
- DecoArt Americana Acrylics Pumpkin Orange
- Self healing cutting mat and craft knife
- Fabric scraps, jeweled flower centers
- Paintbrush, foam brush
I started by cutting the foam core into small pieces using the craft knife and mat. The pieces need to be small enough to fit through the die cutting machine. I used the die cutting machine and die to make letters for "Happiness is a Warm Glue Gun."
Then, I used the glue gun to adhere the letters to the plaque.
Although I brushed on the paint, I think it would actually be easier to spray the paint on. It wasn't a good day for outside spray painting this particular day. You can purchase spray paint or make your own using this simple recipe. The combination of the foam brush and paint brush makes getting the paint in between the foam letters easier.
Once the paint was dry. I glued on handmade fabric flowers to add some additional flair to the plaque.
I found some more cute quotes about glue guns on the web.
"It's not a bad thing to want a fun life and a glue gun that works!"
"Given enough glue sticks, I could rule the world."
"Keep Calm and Hot Glue"
Live Life Creatively,