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How to stick plastic flowers to a spray-painted cigar box?

I tried Gorilla super glue, hot glue gun, e6000, and couldnt get the plastic flowers to stick!
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What glue to use to make a resin sticker that adheres well to the back of an iPhone?

I am in the process of creating a few domed stickers for my phone, like the ones shown here. I have created these in a silicone mold and want to apply some kind of glue to the backside so that I can ...
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Getting bubbles out of a print glued to glass

I printed a picture from my computer on regular printer paper. I then put a coat of Mod Podge on a glass block and glued the picture to it, but there were bubbles in the picture. While I'm trying to ...
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Advice for glueing paper onto wooden surface

I am looking to use PVA glue to stick a rectangular textured paper onto a wooden surface. I want the paper stuck completely flat with no unstuck corners. I would like to know the best method of ...
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Adhesive or glue for attaching fabric to hard thin plastic

I am creating a purse from a plastic Halloween cauldron by creating a drawstring opening and gluing/adhering it to the inside rim. The drawstring opening is only to prevent items from falling out of ...
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Is there a good way to remove leftover adhesive from a soft-drink bottle?

I want to recycle and use an old 2L soft-drink bottle as a flexible transparent surface in a craft project, but when you remove the label there is always a bit of adhesive/label that stays stuck. Is ...
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I made a facial prosthetic out of air-dry clay, how would I attach it?

What product would be best to use for attaching it to my face? I do not want it to be ruined, as I worked really hard on it and it took me about 2 days to complete. The clay is by Crayola and is ...
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What's a good non-adhesive plastic sheet to protect soft-back books?

I'd like to use non-adhesive transparent plastic sheet to wrap a soft-back book to protect it for long-term frequent use. I'd like to try the method #3 described in https://www.wikihow.com/Cover-a-...
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I am looking for a hard set resin that can be washed away with water

I am making a floating shelf of concrete, using a mold. I want several edges to have smooth round rocks embedded in them with a bit of "relief" to reveal semi-spherical rocks. Ideally I ...
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How to affix items like paperclips to a surface? [closed]

I have a craft idea that involves affixing paperclips in a pattern onto a surface (painted wood or clay). What kind of adhesive would firmly attach the clips but remain invisible? Thanks!
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What type of glue to stick paper on paper without curling?

I want to make super thick invitation cards. When I use white glue, it looks great for a day but then it starts curling. Any idea what I can use ?
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Quick and easy way to remove rhinestones?

I wasn't sure if this belonged here or at lifehacks, but due to the nature of the problem this stackexchange seemed the better choice. I ordered a plain piece of clothing, a poncho, online with the ...
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Does epoxy's final bond strength depend on its rated cure time?

I've been building a decently strength-sensitive project and received conflicting advice regarding the final bond strength of epoxies. I've heard some say that bond strength has nothing to do with ...
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How are cricket bat stickers made, and what glue is used for them?

Recently I prepared a sticker in CorelDraw, and printed the design on vinyl self-adhesive stickers. The vinyl self-adhesive stickers are not durable. Then I thought of laminating the vinyl sheet and ...
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How can I improve my binding process to get a better result?

Haven't done it in a while but I used to bind my own books so that I didn't have to pay extra for really cool ones. Mostly printed computer paper from 150 for 300 pages for the contents. This is what ...
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What is the best way to apply felt to wood?

I have multiple projects I am working on that are mounted on pieces of wood. I was planning on putting felt on the back of the wood so that they do not scratch the wall when they are hung or mounted ...
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Glue for printed vinyl banner

Hey guys I purchased a large printed vinyl banner (3050mm x 766mm). Due to cost reasons, I want to glue this banner to an aluminum sign and it looks like it is coated, maybe plastic or laminate. I’m ...
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Paintable tape for joining paper or cardboard?

Is there a suitable tape for permanently joining pieces of cardboard or paper together, that can then have paint (or other finish) applied to it just as it could to the paper/card itself? I’ve been ...
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Cotton cord super stiffener

I am making a cat bed using macrame cord with Elmer’s Glue-All mixed with water, and a giant beach ball as a model. I want it super stiff so it keeps its shape. What can I use? I should mention I’m ...
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Fasteners other than Hook and Loop

I am looking for fastener options to connect two fabrics and also keep them detachable. I am working on an adjustable knee brace. Small hook and loop ("Velcro") patches are a good option, ...
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Which material should I use to fix broken glazed ceramic lamp?

I have had this beautiful night lamp, and it fell on the floor. The lower part hit the floor, a little bit more than 1 meter deep. A part at the bottom got broken off, so it cannot stand by itself. ...
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Repairing a leather and stainless steel bracelet

I have a leather and stainless steel bracelet that I received as a commemorative gift. Over time one end of the leather bracelet has come out of the stainless steel clasp. I am looking for the best ...
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Glue for polystyrene foam

I want to glue together several sheets of polystyrene foam (just a prototype / research project). I choose extruded polystyrene foam for its extra strength compared to expanded. However, I am not sure ...
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What kind of glue to make a magnet adhere to wood?

I've had these two small wooden heart magnets given to me a year ago, but over time, both hearts have fallen off their magnets. They seem to be attached by a thing sheet of some kind of clear glue ...
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Cutting and reattaching sections of a polyresin figure

I recently got a statue (Yes Man from Fallout: New Vegas, if you're curious :3) and I was looking to cut it to add electrical internals. What is the best method of cutting and re-attaching pieces of ...
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How to temporary stick paper/card together so it can be removed later without tearing and too much residue

I am making a display/collage and need to stick some art works to mounting card to then be displayed in a frame. However, it is highly like I'll want to rearrange or reuse the works in a different ...
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How to securely glue leather to rubber?

Consider the following shoe: It has some leather that is wrapped around some cork, and held in place by glue and nail. My question is in a very similar scenario: suppose that we replace that cork by ...
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What kind of adhesive is this?

A number of online videos show making an air dry clay, often used with a silicone embellishment mold. The ingredients are starch, a little oil, and a clear, one-part liquid adhesive. Here's an ...
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Which glue should I use for fabric-shaping?

I'm after a glue to stiffen some fabric into a specific shape. I have tried a couple but they do not stiffen the fabric enough as I'm after a fairly solid finish. It needs to be reasonably resistant ...
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What glue should I use with acrylic and transparencies?

I have a set of laser-cut clear acrylic pieces and matching transparencies (with designs printed on them). I want to glue the transparencies atop the acrylic pieces, but I am unsure which glue is ...
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How can I mount a painting paper onto wood?

I have an oil painting - done on oil painting paper - which I would like to mount onto wood (plywood or solid). How can I achieve an archival bound of paper to wood? I'm especially interested in the ...
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Glue/Stick printed labels/stickers onto fabric

I have boxes made from MDF which are covered with some fabric. I'd like to print stickers/labels and stick/glue them onto those boxes (and thus onto the fabric). I have an inkjet printer capable of ...
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Best adhesive to use for rubber gaskets inside ceramic column?

I'm working with a ceramic column and I'm trying to connect a soft rubber gasket to it, but I need an adhesive to hold the rubber gasket inside the columns. I need advice on which adhesive to use ...
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Glue for sticking wool to wool?

Can anyone recommend glue for sticking wool to wool? This is for a small, stationary, non-load-bearing, long-term application for an indoor, non-heated environment. It doesn't need to move around or ...
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How to apply diamond dust to a canvas?

How can I apply diamond dust to a canvas or photo? I've searched the web but can't find any information about it. I've used photo spray glue but it's too sticky.
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What can I use to glue pebble stones to wood?

I am trying to make a floor mat where the base is wood and the top are pebble stones. The bonding must be strong and permanent as it needs to withstand the force of people walking in it. What glue or ...
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How can I attach fabric detailing to a dress?

I would like to add patches of material to a dress (95% cotton, 5% elastane), however I don't own a sewing machine and it would be a lot of work to sew by hand. Essentially I just want to add shapes ...
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How can I remove glue from leather without ruining the leather?

We've been doing some leather work and we're using super glue to hold the edges together uniformly before stitching for a better hold. The issue I keep having is that if there is any glue residue on ...
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How is this fabric stretched without folds?

The picture depicts a speaker protection grille which needs to have the cloth replaced. I managed to source an apparently identical piece of fabric (a cotton/elastane mix according to the seller) but ...
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Will washi tape adhesive leave residue overtime if it stays on a surface for a while?

Supposedly washi tape doesn't leave residue, but what if it's in the heat or just stays on something for a long time? Will it still leave residue like all tapes overtime?
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Solutions or suggestions for removing and preserving label from canned good?

Does anybody have any solutions/suggestions for removing a paper label, whole and undamaged, from a metal can? About the only thing I can think of is heat to try to soften, if possible, the glue. (...
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Which glue should I use to attach paper to glass?

When making things that go in bottles (primarily beer), I want to add labels to the bottles. I like the look of matte paper labels such as those found on fancy wine bottles, but I'm having difficulty ...
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How to attach a piece of paper to a paper surface that has been embossed [closed]

So I was trying to attach a piece of paper covered in hot glue to an embossed paper surface with hot glue, and it just kept falling off. Is there a better glue or better method to attach the paper to ...
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Adhering felt to felt

I am making felt toy numberblock characters for my grandsons out of felt. What is the best adhesive to use to adhere the felt faces and arms onto the felt sewn blocks so they stay on?
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How can I remove CA glues (e.g. Super Glue) from a material?

I recently got some Super Glue on the sole of my shoe, while working on a craft. Luckily, my shoe wasn't on the ground long enough to be glued to the floor, but now, the entire bottle of superglue is ...
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How do I remove adhesive spray from my self healing cutting mat?

I have tried nail varnish remover and don't know what else to try. Any suggestions will be gratefully received.
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Methyl cellulose paste mixing mix-up

I’m making MC (Methyl Cellulose) paste for origami, and it’s not mixing. When I stop stirring, all the MC just sinks. What am I doing wrong? (If you need more info please comment, I’ve looked all over ...
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Is epoxy a reasonable adhesive choice for repairing pottery?

I need to repair a cracked pottery bowl - an epoxy seems like a reasonable choice since there are some gaps of around 1mm width. The material seems fairly porous, and is maybe 3-4mm thick. Obviously ...
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How to Clean Mod Podge off Plastic Crafts Table

I purchased Modge Podge, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001681Z8Q/ to attach post it notes to muslin cloth. I was working on plastic crafts table. Now Modge Podge is sticking. How to clean it off?
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How can I make molded fake dirt?

I'm planning to sell small pots and as part of my display I'd like to "plant" fake plants in some of them. I'd like it to look as real as possible, so my goal is to have the plant "growing" out of a ...