Show Me Sunday - A Tutorial by Erin!

Sunday, May 1, 2011


Homemade Glue Dots

I love glue dots, but they get so expensive!!  I use them for everything, and I found this great idea out from one of my online scrapping buddies.  I know there has been a tutorial about his before, but I am sorry I do not remember where or who I got this from, but now I pass it on to you!!

1) Aleene's Tack it Over and Over - You can buy this at Michaels, JoAnn's, Hobby Lobby, etc for about $5 US, and if you use your 40% off one item coupon for these stores even cheaper!!

2) Sheet of sticker paper (keep your old sticker paper once you are done with your stickers) you can use the paper over and over.  Keep all sizes, or just one big one, up to you.  ****do not use wax paper it does not work***

 1) Fold your sticker paper in half, or cut it.  I find folding is better, than you do not have to worry about losing the top half and your dots sticking to everything.

2) Place small dots on the shiny side of the sticker paper (the side the stickers were stuck to before you peeled them off).  Make all sizes (the large dot on my paper is the size of a quarter).  Small dots, medium, tiny, have fun with it!!  Having different size dots gives you more flexibility in use when you need them.  The big dots can blob out as you see in the next pic.

 3) Let dry over night uncovered, you know when the dots are ready when they turn from white to clear.  Even if your dots blobs out like mine did, it is still usable.  Once they are clear and "ready' for use the dots can be pulled apart if they are too big, reused if pulled from one project to another, and they stick great!!

Make sure you store these dots with another sticker sheet on top or everything will stick to them (this is why I like to fold my sticker sheets in half).

One bottle of the glue will last you a long time.  I have made over 1000 dots, and I still have half my bottle left!!!

These homemade glue dots are better than the ones you buy!!




12 Responses to “Show Me Sunday - A Tutorial by Erin!”

Dora said...

Wow this is awesome, thank you.. I will definitely see from where I can get that glue as no shops like those over here in Malta! Thanks xxx

Angela said...


Anonymous said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing. I will try this one. :)
Hugs, Myriam

Colleen said...

Love this idea, going to have to try it. Thank you so much.

Tamara DeCoito said...

Thank-you for the info,I use dots all the time

Kim B said...

Great idea and tutorial!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [02 May 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Carlene said...

Fantastic idea, Erin. Thanks heaps for sharing it with us :-) I will have to see if I can find this glue, or similar in Aus, and give it a burl :-)

KellyG said...

Great stuff, thanks for sharing!!

Lori Apgar said...

Awesome tutorial!! Have been wondering how to make these!

Cor* said...

SHUT THE HECK UP!! OMG I am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo doing this! thanks for the tip!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Super idea. Can't wait to give it a try. TFS!