Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Recycled Glue Caddy

When you craft a lot, you inevitably end up with quite a few types of glues.  Ya gotta have the right tool for the job, right? Anyway, glue works better when it’s at the ready and you don’t have to shake it down to get it to come out.  The solution is simple; you must store your glue upside down. What’s a crafter to do? If you can get your hands on a box of Clementine tangerines, eat em up (Yum), and then use the box as a base for your caddy. Just hot glue some recycled K-Cups in the box and you will never have to shake down glue again. And while you are working on a project simply use an old glass to keep your glues coming out quickly and smoothly.

You will need:

Box from Clementine tangerines

Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Sharpie marker

Several K-Cups, washed and filters removed

1.     Remove any paper form the bottom of the box if necessary.  Plug in your glue gun and let it heat up.

2.     Begin gluing the K-Cups by squirting some hot glue on the bottom of the K-Cup and pressing inside the box.  Continue adding K-cups in this manner, side by side, for as many holders as you need for your glues.

3.     When you have added as many holders as you need, use a sharpie marker to label the bottoms of your glues and place them in the holders.

Note:  Only add as many holders as you need.  You may keep the brush on glues in the box as well right side up.  Keep an old drinking glass or jar to set your glues in while you are working with them.


  1. fantastic idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Great idea! Thanks for sharing this at Romance on a dime!!

  3. What a great idea! Thanks so much for linking this up to The Fun In Functional!

  4. What a clever idea to store glues in a super cute container. I love organization:) Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays.

  5. What a great idea. and a great use for those k-cups! Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

  6. This is a great idea to store it upside down. The k-cup solution is genius!
    Thank you so much for linking up to the Pinworthy Projects Party!


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