11 Amazing DIY Hot Glue Gun Hacks That You Must See

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I love my hot glue gun and it’s great for so much more than crafting. Here are a few ways I’ve used hot glue gun hacks to help in my home.

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I love my hot glue gun and it's great for so much more than crafting. Here are a few ways I've use hot glue gun hacks to help in my home.

Hot Glue Gun Hacks

Glue guns aren’t just for crafts.  We are going to some easy and important DIY tips and tricks that you can use in your home.  Now it’s important to use good judgment with hot glue it’s the viewer’s responsibility and please use it at your own risk.  Know if your glue gun is a hot glue gun or a cool glue gun (low-temperature glue guns) as temperatures vary.  Take precautions when using your glue gun, and protect your surfaces, fingers, hands, etc.  Now let’s get started with these creative ideas.  Now, here are the step-by-step instructions

Non-Slip Rug –

Put dollops of hot glue onto the back of a rug, & let dry.

Place glue side down on the floor and the hot glue prevents the rug from sliding around.

No Slip Hanger –

Place hot glue zigzag lines or dots on clothes hangers. Let dry and your clothes will stay on the hanger.

No Slip Cutting Board –

Squeeze a drop of hot glue onto the 4 corners of your cutting board and let dry. Place the glue side down and your cutting board will not slide while cutting on it.

Paint & Make Up Brush Cleaner 

Place hot glue lines & shapes on a cutting board and let dry. Put a little soap onto your paint and makeup brushes and rub along the glue lines to clean them.

Quiet Cabinet Doors & Prevent From Slamming –

Place a little hot glue onto the corner of your cabinet and let dry. The glue will stop the door from slamming shut.

Make a Faux Milk Glass Vase –

On a recycled bottle, make small glue dots with your hot glue and let dry. Paint over the entire bottle with white paint and let that dry completely.

Pet Hair Remover –

Place hot glue lines all over a pair of rubber gloves and let dry. Run the gloves under water, and then run along the furniture, clothes, blankets, etc and the hair will stick to the gloves. Rinse and repeat.

Non-Slip Flip Flops –

Make hot glue designs with colorful hot glue on the bottoms of flip flops and let dry. Your flip flops will not slip and slide around on slick surfaces. These are great for writing messages and you can leave footprints in the sand.

Renter-Friendly Picture Hanging –

Place painter’s tape where you want your picture to go.

Place hot glue onto the corners of your picture frame.

Push the picture onto the painter’s tape.

Beautiful Candle Holder –

Make hot glue designs on votive holders with colorful glue gun sticks, let dry, and add a candle of your choice.

Hang Lights –

Use a bit of hot glue to hang lights and holiday decorations on brick and other tough places.

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Hot glue gun hacks video

Here you can see the awesome glue gun hacks in the following video I made with Hometalk that premiered on Facebook.

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36 Comments

  1. I love your hot glue gun tips! I’m going to use mine to put under the holes where the straps go into the sole of my granddaughter’s flip flops. The straps have been coming out so I think the hot glue will fill part of the hole and make them stay put. I also love the one for the rugs and the one for the hangers. Those are also on my to-do list!

    1. Thank you so much Linda – I’m thrilled that some of these might work for you too. It’s so nice to have easy inexpensive fixes for things around the house.

    1. You are so sweet Lauren, thank you so much.

  2. Deb Nelson says:

    I’m going to try the quiet cupboard door trick

    1. Thanks Deb, glad you found one that might work for you. I still have the hot glue on mine and it keeps the door from slamming.

  3. Some great ideas you have here! Pinned ♥ I invite you to linkup this post and more at my UNLIMITED Monthly Link Party.

    1. Thank you so much Dee, thanks for the Pin and the invite to join your party. I’ll be sure to stop by 🙂

    1. Thank you so much – those were really fun to make 🙂

  4. My favorite are all the non slip ideas here. Why didn’t I think of that?!

    1. Thank you so much Alice for sharing your favorites. I really liked the non slip ones as well.

    1. Thank you so much Alexandra. I only would have liked to have figured this out while I was in college and couldn’t hang things on the walls.

  5. Oh my gosh, so many great ideas for using hot glue! Some of those I would have never thought of, like hanging pictures and attaching things to brick! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Loni

    1. Thank you so much Loni, and I would have loved to have known the picture hanging one in my college rental days 🙂

  6. Thank you for sharing on the Classy Flamingos. You have some great ideas I learned a few that I can use.

    1. Thank you so much Linda, see you at the next party.

  7. Some of these I already do and some are quite mind blowing! The non slip hangers and the door stop from banging idea – brilliant!!!

    1. Thank you so much Julie, and I’m thrilled there are a couple new ones you enjoyed.

  8. Marilyn Lesniak says:

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared.

  9. Marilyn Lesniak says:

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared.

    1. Thank you very much Marilyn – have a great weekend!

    1. Thank you so much Beverly you are so very sweet and supportive. I appreciate it so very much!

  10. …cinder block home; GREAT idea to use hot glue for hanging things. Anxious to try it … ~Thanks

  11. I am curious about Hot glue on the brick please tell me if you move in a cold area?? Does it hold during winter storms and such?? Does need to be applied during warmer temps?? This is not mentioned in any of your areas. Thank you.

  12. Tina Hodge says:

    I am wondering if I should use a hi temp or low temp gun, as I have both. I live on the cheap and have a carpet remnant that I got at the local supply store for $.50 but it won’t be much of a bargain if I end up in the ER. I look forward to checking out all your other upcycle tips. Great minds think alike.

    1. I usually start with a cool glue gun. (Most of the hacks in this post were with a cool glue gun).

  13. Tina Hodge says:

    I am wondering if I should use a hi temp or low temp gun for the non skid rug. I live on the cheap and have a carpet remnant that I got at the local supply store for $.50 but it won’t be much of a bargain if I end up in the ER. I look forward to checking out all your other upcycle tips. Great minds think alike.

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