You may have your own set of art materials completely separated from your household tools, but in some cases, your art materials can solve a simple household problem.
Scissors, papers, and writing materials are already commonly used for both art and home, but foamadhesives strips and glues have many other useful properties apart from sticking your craft together.
So, what exactly are they?
Foam adhesives are polyurethane-based materials that are useful for various applications.
They are also more economical and quicker to use than other conventional glues.
Glues come in many types and have many different uses.
White glues are the most common varieties that we see in stores. It can be applied to many surfaces such as paper, cloth, and wood.
There are also glue guns, which are tougher, but a bit risky to use because of the heat.
Meanwhile, varieties like glitter glues and glue dots are only best used in art projects and have limited purposes outside of it.
Here are some of the alternative uses of art adhesives apart from art projects.
Foam adhesives or foam tapes can be used to add more dimensions to paper and card projects.
It is thicker than scotch tape and creates an almost permanent adhesion with paper. Foam adhesives are also perfect for DIY crafts and repairs.
This adhesive can be used on wood, plastic, cork, rubber, metal, and cardboard, which are common materials household items are made of.
Many household pieces are cut, ripped, and torn from time to time, and anything that can still be repaired is worth mending.
Having a foam adhesive on hand can do the job, at least temporarily, or permanently if the damage is minor and not so obvious.
You may find that many other construction materials can use a foam adhesive, but take note that those are strictly for the industrial type.
The ones used in arts and crafts are best suited for paper and other materials that won’t require heavy-duty adherence.
White glues are the most commonly used types in households and other craft projects.
This glue can be used on fabric, felt, and plastic.
Any situation that requires sticking these materials on something will work with a simple white glue.
There may even be varieties that are specially made for those materials, like fabric glue. This helps stick fabric together while remaining washable.
A glue gun is probably the most versatile type that can be used on many craft projects.
It also works well with DIY alterations, such as resizing a ring. Applying a sufficient amount to the back of the ring and shaping it correctly as it dries can be a solution to the ill-fitting jewelry piece.
You can also make your clothes secure on a hanger with a glue gun. To do this, apply a few dots on each of the hanger’s arm.
When this dries, it can prevent your clothing from constantly falling off your hanger.
Sealing packages securely can be done with a glue gun as well.
When you ship a parcel, you’d want to be sure that whatever’s inside remains safe and secure while on its way and upon arriving, so consider a glue gun for the job instead of the usual parcel tape.
Simple repairs can also be done quickly if you have a glue gun.
Re-attaching broken toys and torn books are examples of what a glue gun can do excellently to your damaged things.
These are just some of the many alternative uses of your art adhesives.
Although not all art adhesives are as versatile, you’d always find one that can be useful to other things besides your art project.
Lending your trusty foam adhesive and an ever-reliable glue gun to a family member in need of repair solutions can save them money and effort from resorting to complex solutions that can totally be avoided with the use of your art tools.