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Best Adhesives

Here you'll find a breakdown of the adhesives I know that are the best to help you with your DIY wedding invitations.

Choosing the best product to create the perfect finish is essential and using the wrong product for your DIY can be a big headache.
Choose the one you think will make the job easier for you.

ZIP DRY PAPER GLUE

If you are going to use this glue in liquid form, this adhesive is formulated specifically for paper and can also work with small embellishments.

PROS:

  • Inexpensive
  • Repositionable after 10 seconds, if misplaced
  • Quick drying
  • Usable on paper and other craft materials
  • Good for small projects
  • Doesn’t wrinkle paper

CONS:

  • Needs to be applied precisely and carefully for successful usage
  • Not the best for large-scale projects
  • Can get a little hard to squeeze the cover after a while
  • A little smelly
  • The glue is a bit stringy and runny (don’t get too close to the edge of the cards)

 

GLUE DOTS

5 DOTS are enough to glue the invitation card to the backing – 1 dot in each corner and 1 in the center of the card.

PROS:

  • Inexpensive
  • They come in a variety of types
  • Clean – no sticky glue in sight
  • Easy – just peel and stick
  • Instant drying
  • They lie completely flat – no adhesive presence of wrinkles
  • Great for small-scale projects

CONS:

  • You can get overwhelmed with peeling all those tabs
  • Permanent placement – if you misplace your card, you can’t move it without ripping the card
  • Not good for large projects

 

RUNNER GRAND ADHESIVE DISPENSER

It’s a permanent refillable adhesive strip designed for your DIY projects and scrapbooks, card making, and framing.

PROS:

  • Easy to use and operate
  • No mess
  • Usable on paper and other craft materials
  • Good for large-scale projects
  • Doesn’t wrinkle paper
  • Doesn’t jam

CONS:

  • Needs to be applied precisely and carefully for successful usage
  • Permanent placement – if you misplace your card, you can’t move it without ripping the card
  • Dispenser refill is expensive

 

GLUE STICKS

Everyone’s favorite for easy, no-mess bonding.  Acid-free, photo safe, and non-toxic.

PROS:

  • Available everywhere from craft stores to supermarkets
  • Easy and smooth application
  • Easy to peel and re-stick if you misplace cards before dry
  • Great for small projects

CONS:

  • Fair amount of drying time
  • Glue presence to the eye and touch after drying (bumps, wrinkles, and air pockets beneath card)
  • Not good for big projects

 

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