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7 Glue Gun Hacks That Will Make Life Super Easy!

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My dad has played the role of carpenter, plumber… basically fixer of all things broken. My mom always speaks highly of him when it comes to fixing anything because she’s never had to call for professional help! When I recently stumbled upon my dad’s construction kit, the only thing that made any sense to me though, was a glue gun.

The DIY junkie that I am, I’ve always had a glue gun in my stationery cabinet, but the only thing I used it for was… uhm… to stick things together. Well, turns out there’s a lot more you can do with this gadget. Here are 9 cool glue gun hacks you need to try.

1. Add grip to your slippers

Use your glue gun to apply glue in a zig zag pattern to the sole of your flip flops. It’s the perfect way to make them anti-slip for the monsoons!

2. Prevent clothes from falling off the hanger

Apply some glue on the edges of the hanger in order to prevent spaghetti tops or silk fabrics from slipping off.

3. Create a cover for your knives

You can use a glue gun to create a sheath for your knife. I mean, prevention before cure any day!

4. Downsize your ring

What if he proposes to you with a ring that’s a little too big? Well, rather than waiting till it’s resized at the jewellers to flaunt it, why not try this cool glue gun hack to downsize your ring!

5. Make your own makeup brush cleaner

Cleaning your makeup brush is a chore and a half, let alone the ordeal of scrubbing it on your palms till all that gunk comes off. Here is a fuss-free way to clean your brushes on a surface that will ensure all the residue makeup comes right off.

6. Create a phone cover

If you’re like me, and need a new phone cover every month, then this hack is perfect for you! You can create your own phone cover using a glue gun, and paint it in any colour you like!

7. Create an anti-slip door mat

How many times have you slipped on the mat outside your bathroom? Use a glue gun to create an anti-slip surface under your mat and breathe easy!


Hauterfly's Content Writer and Video Producer, Kreena is a sucker for all things DIY. In love with nail art, beauty, fashion, textiles, and all things creative under the sun, she follows the mantra: Why buy, when you can DIY?!

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