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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Glue gun mat


Gosh it is a long time since I blogged about something. The reason being I have been having problems with my finger. I am not able to put pressure on it so typing has been a bit painful and so has dollmaking. Hopefully it will be sorted out soon. But I find ipad is easier to use so I am going to blog about this glue gun mat which I found the other day in our craft store briefly. I am not affliated to it in any way so I don't gain anything from this but just thought I would share. Sometime ago when I was having problems with spilling beads and wasting time constantly trying to pick them up from the floor, Linda suggested that I buy a bead mat on which the beads stick and then I won't be losing them.  Well I meant to buy it but didn't get round to doing it. However the other day I found this glue gun pad in our craft store, it says I can pour out glue on this mat and I can clean it easily as the glue just peals off once it is dry. Now you know I use  little quantities of glue in my projects a lot, so I am constantly using bits of paper or little bottle lids to pour it out into so I thought this pad was a good idea. While using it, I found that little objects sort of stick to it as well and don't fall off. So hey presto found it works for little beads as well perfectly. I have a sneaking feeling that the bead mat and the glue gun pad could be the same thing but just being sold under 2 different names. Whatever it is thought I would share as I like things that have a multipurpose use.



13 comments:

Mary Ann Tate said...

Hmmm...I agree. They may be the same thing sold under different names. Brillant though. I must get one as I also have issues with beads:) I also use glue a lot.

WendyCarole said...

nice to see you. I have a bead mat but a glue one would be very useful.
Hope the finger is better soon.

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Shashi,

I have one of those and have always used it when I glue things. I didn't know, I can use it for my beading too, thanks for sharing that. :)
Hugs

Heera said...

Great product to use for a lot of different things. Thanks for sharing.
Good to see you back Shashi.

Judi W. said...

I hadn't seen these before - it could come in handy! Nice to see you posting. Hope they figure out your finger problem - no fun by the sound of it!

Jennifer Rose said...

huh what a good idea. wonder how it works

MaryO said...

What a neat discovery, Shashi! Wish I had had one when I was working with both glue and beads!!

BumbleVee said...

looks smooth...what the heck makes them stick to it? I usually just put some tin foil under my glue gun and then toss it when I am done making my mess.... but, I guess...it could be useful. Does it withstand the heat of the gun itself?... you know ...in case I put it down wrong and it falls over on its side... now I'm not admitting I did this or anything...just ..you know...saying.......

bois-fleurie said...

Looking at your blog made me look at my work table,its a disgrace,lots of glue stuck to it. I shall hope to find a glue mat when I next go to the uk.Thanks for mentioning it.

Serena said...

What a happy discovery, Shashi!

NEEDLEWINGS said...

That's really cool! I may have to invest in one!

Fran said...

I have a glue mat but haven't used it in a very long time.
Hope your finger is better soon.
Hugs
Fran

Jules Woolford said...

Hi Shahsi, I do hope that your finger is much better now. Great idea about the mat! x

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