Everyone that has a hot glue gun needs today’s post. I am going to show you how to make a hot glue gun holder. Y’all will love this for keeping your glue gun within reach and CLEAN!! This post was originally posted over at the Darice blog but I am sharing it here just in case y’all missed it. Grab your power tools ladies!! Lets get our craft space a little more organized with this great project.
To make your own hot glue gun holder you will need:
- Glass Tile Square 4 x 4 inches
- Wood Plaque 5 x 7 inches
- 1/2″ Plywood
- Router (this is optional)
- Jig Saw
- Wood Carving Tool Set
- Krylon Rich Plum Paint or the color of your choice
- Wood glue
You can skip the first few steps if you do not have a router. You could attach the tile to the wood with glue instead however it would not be recessed into the plaque. If you have a router, lay out the tile where you want it on the plaque and mark around with a pencil.
Use the router to remove an area large enough for the tile. PLEASE NOTE: I am not a professional wood worker and there may be mistakes in my project. However I am thrilled with the result of my DIY hot glue gun holder. Just jump in and do it y’all!
I used the wood carving tools to finish off the corners. I sanded everything smooth and made sure the tile would fit into place.
Cut a “U” shaped piece of wood from the 1/2″ plywood. The size of this piece is determined by the size of your glue gun. I used a jigsaw to cut out this piece.
Dry fit everything together and you should have something that looks like the below. The image below may also help you determine what measurements you need to use for your “U” shaped piece in the step above. I don’t like to use the “kick stand” on my hot glue gun so I made this hot glue gun holder so that the glue gun will hang into place. If you love your stand, then work with it and create a piece that will suit your needs.
Next we are going to glue and nail the two pieces together. Measure and mark on the back where your “U” shaped piece will sit on the front. This will allow you to get the nails started before you glue.
Then add wood glue and nails. Allow your DIY hot glue gun holder to dry completely. Then start in with Krylon paint in the color of your choice.
After a couple of coats and some time to dry, my hot glue gun holder is ready for the craft room. Add in your glass tile when everything has dried completely. I did not use any glue on my version as I wanted the tile to be removable for easy cleaning. If you did not use a router, attach the glass tile with something like E-6000. It will not be removable but you can still clean the dried glue off easily.
If you want to clean your glue gun up for your new project, be sure to check out this simple tutorial that really works! I am loving how this hot glue gun holder keeps everything handy and mess free. My glue gun and craft room have never looked better! Will you be making your own hot glue gun holder?