Monday, April 26, 2010

Guerrilla Glue



I did it. I tried Guerrilla Glue for the first time. And... it kind of worked?

2 weeks ago, I was very inspired by the projects that were linked up. And so I tried a few.

I went to the dollar store and got 3 little candle stick holders. Then I went to Target and got some pretty plastic plates.

I spray painted the candle stick things white, and then added a clear coat to seal it.

Once that dried, I glued the candle sticks to the plates, with my Guerrilla Glue. I placed heavy objects on top, and left them overnight.

Ta Daa!



They look so awesome!



Oh, wait...

Huh... that doesn't look very good...



It bubbled. A lot. And I'm not sure how to fix it.

Any ideas?


12 comments:

Kristi said...

That glue expands which sucks. If you do it on something wood and haven't painted it yet, you can sand it off, per my husband. If it's not wood and you've already painted and don't want to paint again, I don't know what you can do. Maybe scrape it off with a razor blade. That might scratch up your plates though. I used their superglue on my plates and didn't have that problem. Your project is cute aside from that pesky glue. Love the plates you chose! My Target doesn't have any like that. :-(

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

Add some beading or ribbon or some such along the button with hot glue. ;)

I was attempting to make a cupcake stand using formula cans, but I think I've abadoned that idea...

Sarah said...

I loooove Gorilla Glue! :) Glad you tried it out. I think the razor idea would work. I have that same problem on a couple things I've done, but haven't worried too much about it. lol. Good luck!

Blessings-
Sarah

Kendra Goodrich said...

Sorry that happened. Creating is always full of suprises! I might try a razor or add something to the edge. Let us know what you decide to do!

the thrifty ba said...

i say put some cookies on them and no one will notice!

Denise said...

I would prob. try scraping it off with a razor first, then adding some contrasting beads around the edges if the FIRST try didn't work. If my second attempt failed ny third option would be a BLOWTORCH....they say 3rd time is a charm:) Hope not, for sanity's sake!! Happy Monday!

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I always slice through it with a razor blade and then scrape it off. You may have to carve a little with the blade.

Erica said...

Cover it up!! I think those would look so cute with little pearls lining the base. Actually, that's what I thought you had done at first. Just a thought. PS, have fun in Jamaica!!

Kristi said...

Found these plates @ my Target today!

Gretchen said...

Very cute! You are so creative. As soon as you figure out how to get rid of those bubbles in the glue they will be perfect.

Chantel and Michael Magistro said...

That is super cute! Since so many people suggested a razor, I think you should do that... Otherwise, I don't know. I'll ask around at work, we use Gorilla Glue here sometimes! But, I don't think they've ever tried to take it off. Anyway, I'll let you know!

Danielle said...

i made one today for the bridal shower i am throwing for my sister in law!! went to DI picked up everything for about 2 bucks... what i did was clean up the bubbling as it was drying.... you can also sand it or use paint thinner to remove it. i used a crappy knife and just kept checking up on it every 20 minutes or so. its PERFECT! i'm excited for it to get some use. =)

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