Customised Glue Gun

Until recent years, I never knew there were so many different kinds of adhesive for crafting. The glue section in my local craft store is an entire aisle. My glue gun is never put away in my studio as I use it so often.

Glue-Gun-TipsI love this handy guide published by Hobbycraft which details which glue is the best to use for your projects.Crafters-Companion-Glue-Runner

Anyway, you’re probably wondering why I am talking about glue today, right? I was asked to review a craft glue gun from a new company called Hobby Tec. They sent me the TEC 305 which looked pretty epic compared to the small one I already had.

I often buy my craft supplies based on blogger reviews, so I thought this might be helpful to some of you. Feel free to skip this part if you are not interested!


Good things about this glue gun include:

  • Lightweight
  • Awesome removable stand (no laying it down in a pool of hot glue)
  • The glue sticks are SUPER long
  • Longer narrow nozzle so doesn’t block view when applying
  • Extra hot at 200 degrees (but I am clumsy and have to be very careful)
  • No dripping of hot glue after application

Not so good things about this glue gun include:

  • Horrid packaging, y’know that plastic stuff that you can’t even open with scissors
  • Took 2 days to open the packaging
  • Evil packaging
  • Kind of boring and black (I have resolved this, see below)

I LOVED this glue gun once I got into the packaging. I was also sent some coloured glue sticks which I’ve yet to try, but I may try this cool project when I get around to using them.

I decided to customise my glue gun with some gems to make it less boring looking.


Here’s a simple wreath project I made with the glue gun. Why not give it a go?


What are your favourite glue gun craft projects?

Hobby Tec are offering Claireabellemakes readers 10% off all products on their website.  All you need to do is click the scissors at the bottom and the discount code reveals itself. Happy shopping!



 * Hobby Tec sent me the glue gun for review purposes. All opinions are my own. You can read more about my disclosure policy here.

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