Courtney graduated, so all the things she brought home are staying. She is home for a while to finish an internship. One thing she brought home is the Ikea table that I talked about last year. You can click HERE to see that post. It's a great sewing, crafting table.
I couldn't just store it in the basement...here it is squeaked into a little spot in my sewing room.
I'm keeping all my hot glue guns and supplies in here. So, in this Tool Time post I'll share a few Hot Glue Gun tips and tricks!!
Great table to work at when I'm organizing all the scrapbook memorabilia for the girls too. This table has another leaf on the left side to expand for more room!
Come on in and see a few helpful tips for your hot glue gun!
If you can leave your hot glue gun out in it's own spot, you are more likely to use it.
I ran a special cord concealer strip on the floor. See it on the floor?...it's tan and blends in with the tile. It's made to hide the cords and helps so no one trips over it. It hides the cord to the surge bar.
The power strip is so helpful to have right where you are working. Great when a friend is working with you and you can plug in more than one glue gun.
I attached the bottom of the surge bar to the table with 3M strips.
Another tip is to use silicone pot holders to rest your glue guns on. The mat catches all the hot drips and protects the table top.
This poor glue gun is laying down, because the wire rest is missing.
Missing here, but still works great.
Here's the solution for the broken "rest"...
A binder clip!!
The point of the glue gun fits into the silver part of the clip.
and the black base and the second clip are the supports on the table.
Now they're all standing up.
My last tip for a glue gun station is to plug a lamp into the surge bar that your glue gun is plugged into.
Turn the lamp on. When you flip the switch for the surge bar, your glue gun will come on AND so will the lamp. When you flip off the surge bar, the glue gun and lamp will go off.
This is a SAFETY TIP...
If you see the light ON...you've left your glue gun ON.
So click the surge bar OFF to turn everything OFF.
Have a great Tuesday,