Glue Dots – Summer Bonding Project

A month or so ago, I signed up to receive a sample of Glue Dots Adhesives through TwitterMoms so I could participate in the Summer Bonding Project. My daughter and I enjoy doing crafts together so I thought this would be something fun for us to do together.

When I received the samples, I was excited to see the variety of Glue Dots…. re-usable, permanent, mini, craft – some in applicators and some on sheets of paper. Since Glue Dots are supposed to adhere to a variety of surfaces, including paper/photos, metal, wood, plastic, textiles/fibers, plastic, and foam, my daughter and I decided to use them to make a decorative mirror for her bedroom.

We used a bunch of 40% Michael’s coupons to buy a mirror, wooden frame, colored paper, see-through mosaic squares and square beads.

First we measured the frame to figure out what size to cut the colored paper squares.

Then we used the Glue Dots applicator to spread the adhesive evenly on the wooden frame. It took us a few attempts to get the adhesives started, but once we figured out how to apply them, it was easy!

Once the Glue Dots covered the frame, we placed the colored paper squares. It was my daughter’s idea to place the blue on the corners and red and yellow in between the blue squares.

Then we used the Glue Dots applicator to apply the adhesive to the back of the mirror.

And once the mirror was set, we used the individual pages of Glue Dots stick the beads and mosaic squares to the colored paper.

Unfortunately we ran out of clear mosaic squares so we have not finished the frame. I set the frame upright on our fireplace mantle with plans to finish it and was disappointed that some of the beads and mosaic squares fell off. I also noticed the mosaic squares were not as straight as they were when we placed them on the colored paper. As a result, I’m not sure that Glue Dots were the best option for this type of project, but I would definitely use them for scrapbooking or making greeting cards. And I love how easy they were for my young daughter to use – non-toxic, acid-free, no mess and no need to wait for the adhesive to dry – so I would not hesitate to give them to her to do craft projects on her own or with friends.

Check out the Glue Dots Facebook Fan Page for ideas on how you can use their products.

Disclaimer: I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Glue Dots blogging contest to be eligible to receive a $30 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

2 Responses to “Glue Dots – Summer Bonding Project”

  1. July 12th, 2010 at 12:34 am

    Kelly Malloy says:

    That looks so cool!

    # 1
  2. July 12th, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Susan says:

    Thanks! It was fun to do.

    # 2

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