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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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 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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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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Gluing fabric or ribbon to walnut shells

I've made a series of small crafts in walnut shells and want to turn them into lockets of a sort by gluing a ribbon (or thin strip of cotton fabric) to the outside so I can tie them shut. I'm having ...
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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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Securing seashell to an open painted wall [duplicate]

I would like to place a variety of different shaped seashell on a wall space in my bathroom. Is gluing them to the wall the best option? If so, what type of glue. Keeping in mind this is a wall in my ...
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Do high-temp vacuum-sealed reusable bags exist?

I need to vacuum seal and compress two things together and then bake them at 300-deg F so they will bond. Do high-temp vacuum bags exist? (silicone, etc) I'm looking for something like these vacuum ...
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Is there a way to bond silicone to nylon?

I want to make a face out of silicone and bond fishing line to particular parts of the face so that I can use the fishing line like a muscle but I can’t find a glue that would work on silicone. Is ...
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Glue Snail Shells to a wall [duplicate]

Any recommendations on what type of glue I should use to glue snail shells vertically on a wall? Thanks in advance
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How do I attach crystals to a shaman stick without using adhesive?

I'm making a shaman stick and I want to attach crystals to it but as it will be used in rituals, I don't want to use anything man-made like adhesive. Is there a way to attach them using something ...
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Adhesive for very old newspaper

I have just found a moon map published in the UK newspaper The Daily Mail from 1969, which I saved because of the first moon landing and an abiding interest in astronomy. However, it's been folded up ...
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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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Drying properties of corn starch paste

In bookbinding different glues are used and the choice depends on their drying properties. From what I have read wheat starch paste is the traditional way to go. I want to produce my own paste and ...
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Removing tape adhesive residue from vinyl decals?

I have some custom vinyl decals (Oracal 651) which have already been applied. The decals don't have any printing, they are just cutouts forming shapes. During the process of cutting out the decals we ...
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Best glues for attaching images to glass (Image facing the glass), and magnet questions [closed]

and thank you for any input you may be able to provide. I was drawn to this site by the question and answer about beer bottle labels, but that doesn't seem to apply for what I have in mind, and ...
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Fixing double-ball joint on a 6'' scale action figure

I currently have a Figma 6 inch scale figure and unfortunately, I broke off a peg from the double ball shoulder joint. The broken peg was stuck in the hole connecting the arm so I used a knife to jam ...
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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 unseal a bottle of glue that has been sealed shut?

I've found an old bottle of PVA-based glue in one of my cabinets. The glue in the bottle appears to be useful, but I can't use any of it since the bottle seems to be sealed shut with the same glue. ...
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Book binding with hot glue

I watched a couple of videos on YouTube regarding book binding with hot glue: in short, they were presenting that the pages should be put together in a press and then hot glue is applied on the side. ...
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Bind a back with its pages without stains

I started doing some perfect binding tests. I'm using a vinyl glue. Gluing the pages together worked fine so far. I'm having some trouble however in binding the cover with the pages. The binding is ...
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Page repair ideas

As pictured below, what are some ways to repair the damage shown on a book’s page? My thought is to use several matte-finish shipping labels as a medium for fixing the page. Would this approach work? ...
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Can I use wood glue to fixate poster paint?

With my son I made a wooden shield, glued canvas over it and then he painted the canvas with his sigil. We used poster paint (children's paint) because I remembered I could not completely wash it out ...
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Which glue should I use to strongly attach a label to glass? [duplicate]

I am making decorative glass bottles for home use and in that connection I need to attach labels to the glass bottles. The bottles are empty and will not come in contact with liquids at any point. ...
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