OBC – Lace and the Dreaded Hot Glue Gun

ONE BOOB CHRONICLE – Lace and the Dreaded Hot Glue Gun

I think for the 1,000th time I’m going to once again say “I HATE THE HOT GLUE GUN”!

Blister burns from the hot glue gun

Blister burns from the hot glue gun

I spent yesterday assembling the wands as far as I could go with them.  I found a bolt of lace at my local Hobby Lobby in the Clearance Section.  Using my nemesis to attach the lace to the back side of the rosette was an all day affair.

Strings of hot glue webs everywhere, poking in a fresh glue stick for each rosette, and generally having my fingers of both hands sensitive to heat by the end of the day was rewarding to see the pile of wands completed.

Stage one of the wands

Stage one of the wands

I used up the entire bolt of lace with this project so far.  I have six remaining and will need to get more lace.

The bolt of lace I used

The bolt of lace I used

Time to get more lace

Time to get more lace

The back side of the wand needs some work.  I have to work some more with the hot glue gun to add some decorative lace to  hide the band which shows around the back cover.

Desperate need of something

Desperate need of something

I’m wading into unfamiliar territory here.  Using lace, and soon flowers, is definitely in my DIS-comfort zone.  Maybe by the time I get finished with these wands I will be a well seasoned craft person who can bravely tackle anything.

I thoroughly enjoyed your comments and advice yesterday on using intricate dies.  Thank you all for sharing your experience and wisdom.

Do you use the hot glue gun?  Do you have a “Go To” formula for hiding the lace edges?  What do you recommend for making this task a bit easier?  I look forward to your comments and advice.

Leslie

 

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Linda
    Jul 06, 2017 @ 11:37:22

    Hi, Leslie! Maybe try some finger protectors: http://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Basic-Crafts/Glues-Adhesives/Mod-Podge-Hot-Glue-Finger-Caps/p/93942. Your wands are lovely! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  2. Pati
    Jul 06, 2017 @ 15:53:21

    Beautiful work Sis!! I love that you used lace! I realize that is not your comfort zone, that is my realm lol I’m proud of you for jumping in and doing your best! It’s beautiful! 😀🤗😘😀

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  3. Kim
    Jul 07, 2017 @ 17:35:50

    I hate glue guns they seem to always burn me as well as they use a lot of glue up. Great wands apsalutely love them. Well done hunni

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