There are all sorts of craft adhesives. Sometimes it can get quite overwhelming trying to figure out what to use for which project.
Glue is glue right? Well, not really! Keep reading to find out what sticks to what and my pick for the best glue for most projects.
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Craft glue would include white glue (such as [easyazon_link identifier=”B000Q3KHCM” locale=”US” tag=”thgisli03-20″]Elmer’s[/easyazon_link]) and glue sticks. This type of glue is good for porous and semi-porous surfaces such as paper, plastic, styrofoam and fabric. This type of glue is good for light projects. Kid-friendly!
[easyazon_link identifier=”B001NN5T22″ locale=”US” tag=”thgisli03-20″]Wood glue[/easyazon_link] is a craft glue similar to white glue but specifically created to adhere to wood. It penetrates the wood in order to create a strong bond. This type of glue is good for wood projects.
Hot glue is a craft glue that comes in a solid form. It is heated in a [easyazon_link identifier=”B01MFB17FK” locale=”US” tag=”thgisli03-20″]glue gun[/easyazon_link] and can range from high to low temperature glue settings. Hot glue is good for lightweight materials such as fabric and temporary glue applications.
[easyazon_link identifier=”B000LGPD64″ locale=”US” tag=”thgisli03-20″]Super glue[/easyazon_link] creates an instant bond between two non-porous materials. This type of glue is good for metal, plastic and rubber. This glue is toxic and should be used with care, keep away from children.
Rubber cement is an adhesive made from latex polymers mixed with acetone or other solvents. It is a liquid used to mainly adhere paper that is easily wrinkled. [easyazon_link identifier=”B004E2Q2FM” locale=”US” tag=”thgisli03-20″]Rubber cement[/easyazon_link] use to be the scrapbookers go to glue but now not so much with acid free options.
Fabric glue is similar to white glue but provides flexibility and wash resistance. Because [easyazon_link identifier=”B00178QSE6″ locale=”US” tag=”thgisli03-20″]fabric glue[/easyazon_link] is like white glue it can also be used on paper. You can find fabric glue in glue, spray, and webbing form.
[easyazon_link identifier=”B000PCWRMC” locale=”US” tag=”thgisli03-20″]Spray adhesive[/easyazon_link] is dispersed from a aerosol can and sprays droplets of glue. This type of glue is best for lightweight projects and materials such as paper and fabric.
[easyazon_link identifier=”B00178QQJ8″ locale=”US” tag=”thgisli03-20″]Mod podge[/easyazon_link] is a glue made for collaging and decoupaging. It is great for bonding and sealing. It is very similar to white glue but can be used specifically as a protective sealer. This product comes in various finishes such as matte, gloss, and satin.
[easyazon_link identifier=”B004BPHQWU” locale=”US” tag=”thgisli03-20″]CRAFT EPOXY[/easyazon_link] (best glue for most projects)
Epoxies are extremely durable and waterproof. They work great for surfaces such as metal, ceramics and plastics. For crafters who need something glued this is the product I would recommend simply because it can hold together so many things (wood, leather, rubber, plastic, glass, metal, even concrete!). This glue is toxic, keep away from children.