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Crafts Using Hot Glue


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September 4, 2019

DIY Puffy Stickers from Hot Glue - ghost, Jack 'o Lantern, and candy corn puffy stickersI have always loved 3D puffy stickers ever since I was a little girl. I used to adore putting them on letters to my friends at school. Now I like to make them myself using hot glue and some paint. They turn out very pretty and the design choices are endless. Not to mention they are super cheap to make!

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Total Time: 1 hour plus dry time

Supplies:

  • parchment paper
  • pencil
  • hot glue gun with glue
  • acrylic paints
  • paintbrushes, thin and extra fine
  • white glue
DIY Puffy Stickers from Hot Glue - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. With your pencil, draw outlines of your desired stickers onto a piece of parchment paper.
  2. DIY Puffy Stickers from Hot Glue - draw sticker outlines on parchment paper
     
  3. Heat up your hot glue gun. Carefully fill inside the outlines with hot glue.
  4. DIY Puffy Stickers from Hot Glue - heat up your hot glue gun and carefully fill in the outlines
     
  5. Allow to dry. Hot glue dries quickly, but give it a few minutes. Carefully touch to see when it's fully set and cooled down.
  6. DIY Puffy Stickers from Hot Glue - allow to cool and dry, you can check after a couple of minutes to see if done
     
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  7. Paint on the base colours of your stickers. Adding a tiny drop of water to the acrylic paint will help the stickers look smooth and less streaky. Allow to dry.
  8. DIY Puffy Stickers from Hot Glue - paint on your base coat of paint, a drop of water added will improve the consistency of the paint making smoother, allow to dry
     
  9. Now add your details like eyes, lines, or shading with your extra fine paintbrush. Allow to dry.
  10. DIY Puffy Stickers from Hot Glue - add details with smaller brush and allow to dry
     
  11. When you are ready to stick them in place, add some white glue to the back and attach. You can also cut out a similar sized piece of doubled sided sticky tape if you don't want to use glue. Enjoy!
  12. DIY Puffy Stickers from Hot Glue - stick down with glue or cut a piece of double sided tape to match the shape
     
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