As promised here is the tutorial for homemade glue dots! They are super easy and way cheaper than the store bought stuff. They run for around $4 for 200-350 depending on what size you get. I would always go skimpy on them because they cost so much. Not anymore! I use glue dots like there is no tomorrow!
I first saw this idea through Pinterest about CardMonkey's Paper Jungle's post on making glue dots. Here she tested 2 different kinds of glue to see which worked better. I decided to just try one. Here is what you need.
Something you put your glue dots on. I used the leftover paper from past glue dots. Once I saw the idea I knew that I had to try it! So I started saving my paper. Other ideas are transparencies and CD cases. However I like the strip idea because others seem like it would be harder to place the glue dot exactly where you want it.
A weight or tape so your paper will lay flat. I used little marble things. If you did the transparencies or CD case you would not need this.
Aleene's brand tack it over and over glue. The only place I found this at was Michael's for around $4 I think. Don't forget your coupon!
Once you have the supplies gathered it will take you no time at all to make them. I made 35 for this post and it took me like 1 full minute (I should have got a stopwatch out.)
So first thing is lay out your paper and place the weights or tape on the ends to keep it from rolling up.
Next add your glue in whatever size you desire. I like to have a little variety. I'll do a strip of larger ones and then smaller ones. Try not to go to skimpy on the glue. It is harder to come off. However at the same time it doesn't take a whole lot.
Glue dots are my favorite thing for adding ribbon to my crafts. I like to make a few lines with the glue so it can cover a good chunk of ribbon to hold it in place better.
Depending on how thick you make them the drying time will vary. It usually takes mine a few hours. To be safe. Make them right before bed and let them dry over night. When you wake up the next morning you will have a plethera of glue dots waiting to help you create something wonderful!
Not only are these cheap, but they work really well. I will never go back to using the store bought stuff! I'm going to try keeping track of how many I make to see how much you really get from one bottle.
(So far the count is at about 500 glue dots)