18 totally amazing things you can make with a hot glue gun

Do you have an old hot glue gun that doesn't get enough use? It's time to change that! Hot glue guns can be a lifesaver for people who hate sewing, but they have so many other uses as well.
Believe it or not, you can use a hot glue gun to make everything from fun jewelry to elegant home decor. Read on to find out all the incredible things your hot glue gun can help create.
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Patterned vases
Instead of recycling all of your old glass jars and wine bottles, set a few aside to try making one of these gorgeous vases. You don't need anything but a hot glue gun and a can of spray paint. Get the full tutorial here.
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Personalized twig letter
In this DIY project, boring wood letters transform into fabulous nature-inspired pieces of decor. Use the hot glue gun to press the twigs onto your cardboard letter cutout. Get the full tutorial here.
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Wreath from old book pages
Bibliophiles, rejoice! No longer do you have to weep when a book is falling apart and can't be repaired. This amazing craft lets you give new life to your favorite book and keep it in your house instead of in the recycle bin. Get the full tutorial here.
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Garden gnome from plastic bottle
There's no place like gnome. At least, there's no place like a gnome home. This fun craft is a little house to go along with a gnome display. The tutorial design makes the home look like a mushroom, but if you're not a fungi fan, you may create any design you like. Get the full tutorial here.
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Simple earrings
Colorful stud earrings are a cute way to upgrade your outfit, and now you can make your own in every color imaginable. The tutorial demonstrates this process with different colors of glitter glue.
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Mason jar sconce
Kick the standard mason jar up a notch by turning it into a sconce. The glue gun is used here to secure the twine onto the mason jar. Immediately, you'll add that flair into your home. Get the full tutorial here.
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Travel mug felt cozy
Although paper coffee sleeves are an easy fix, creating a coffee cozy is not only a way to save on waste but also allows you to make it more personal. The glue gun shines here by helping hold the felt together. Get the full tutorial here.
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Beachy driftwood orb
This driftwood orb is simply gorgeous, and it costs almost nothing to make. If you don't live near a beach, gather driftwood the next time you go on a beach vacation. An orb like this would be such a wonderful memento of your getaway. Get the full tutorial here.
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Mason jar terrarium
Bring a little bit of Mother Nature indoors with this DIY. A pop of green always enhances a space. Use the glue gun to secure the mason jars in place. Get the full tutorial here.
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Gem coaster
Using pebbles and a glue gun, you can make your own coasters. The great part is that you can style these however you want. The following project uses a patriotic theme.
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Jewelry tray
Do you need a better place to put your jewelry than on your bedside table or on the top of your dresser? If you do, this simple little jewelry tray might be a simple solution. It's an easy, inexpensive DIY project that you can whip up in just a few minutes as it's made out of cardboard! The glue gun is used to hold down the decorative paper. Get the full tutorial here.
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Clothespin scarf holder
Display scarves with this simple clothespin scarf holder. The design is clean and modern. Customize yours to fit however many scarves you wish to display. Get the full tutorial here.
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Embellish a lamp shade
Home stagers and real estate agents often recommend putting up a wall mirror in a small room. Why? Because it reflects light and makes the room appear larger. This harlequin-patterned lampshade not only reflects light from other sources but is also is a conversation piece and artwork in its own right. Get the full tutorial here.
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Tulle table skirt
To make a party extra special, simply add tulle! This lovely tulle table skirt will make a baby shower sweeter, a birthday party livelier, or a wedding shower more memorable. The glue gun is used to put this skirt together. Get the full tutorial here.
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Styrofoam ball flowers
Styrofoam balls are for more than just snowballs for pretend indoor fights. Brighten up any room with a vase full of colorful yarn flowers made with Styrofoam balls. The color scheme is up to you. Go with something complementary to your decor, or think monochrome with black and white flowers. You'll need the glue gun to secure the yarn in place! Get the full tutorial here.
Wood bead coasters
Decorated wood coasters add a nice touch to a patio table or an indoor side table, and this tutorial brings a bit of spring to things. Bead sizes vary and smaller ones are fine. Avoid very large beads, as they will raise the coaster from the surface and, when a glass is placed on it, the glue seal may break under the pressure. Get the full tutorial here.
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