Monday, October 12, 2020

Cutest work station glue holder ever!

If you're like me, you tire of looking for the glue cap every time you finish gluing one little bitty thing. Keeping the glue cap off for any length of time either gums up the wet stuff or dries it out.

Enter Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts with Gina's newest invention . . . the glue holder.

Here's the entire kit:

You'll see four score lines all together on one side of the chipboard. Those get folded inward. I'm turning my chipboard to the opposite side of the scored lines to do this.

Then insert the tab into the slot to create a sort of triangle.

Before I glue mine together and add the *finishing magic strip*, I'm going to decorate.

Because this is nice sturdy chipboard, you can paint it or paper it and it will still hold up really well. I'm using paper.

For each side (inside and outside of this little triangle piece) you will need 3 pieces of decorative paper, each cut 4.25" W x 4" T.  I used 3 pieces of stripe for the inside and 3 pieces of polka dot for the outside. 

On the far right you have a 4" x 4.25" flat panel . Take 2 of your pieces and cover the far right panel on both the inside and outside but do not cover the tab. That need to remain paper free.

Take 2 pieces for the center panel and trace around the center opening. Cut out the center of both decorative papers and adhere to the center panel, one on the outside and one on the inside.

Take the last 2 pieces of decorative paper and trace around the opening on the far left 4" x 4.25" panel, not including the insert on the far left. Cut around the triangle opening and adhere these 2 pieces to the 3rd panel on the left.

Now insert the tab into the slot as illustrated previously.

Before we go any further, I wanted to show you the difference in covering seams without gaffer tape and with gaffer tape. Of course, if you don't have access to gaffer tape, you can use any kind of tape such as . . . 

seam without any tape

hinge tape, masking tape or decorative tissue tape.

seam with gaffer tape

To continue . . . 

After inserting the tab into the slot, I added some glue to both the tab and slot and held the bottom together with clips until the glue dried.

Once the glue was dry, I cut a piece of leftover decorative paper that was 2" x 4.25". I scored it in half and punched a decorative edge. Then glued this to the inside bottom where the tab and slot meet. 

The very last step will use a piece of the foam that came in  your kit. Cut one piece of that foam 1.5" W x 4.25". Adhere to the bottom of the triangle at the front (mine is bright orange in the photo below).

NOTE: If you are using a glue bottle that has a pin point opening, you'll only need one layer of the foam. If using a bottle that has a larger opening, you will need 2 layers of foam, one on top of the other.

Add your glue bottle (with the pin out) and you can keep your glue like this all day without it leaking or drying up. And because it's upside down, the glue is ready to go when you are!

Sometimes, the simplest ideas are the best!

Thanks for reading through this post.
See you soon.

PS: I accidentally forgot to put the lid on my glue
for 2 days. It sat in this little holder for 2 days
and still worked just fine.
Not recommended but
it just might be the energizer bunny of glue holders!