Crafting Weekend Project

Here’s the photo of one of our crafting weekend projects. It’s an adhesive Tape Gun (ATG)  holder.  The funny thing is that after I had decorated my own (the red ATG with ladybugs),  it took using it about 3x before I was completely lost without it.  If you own an ATG, it’s a must have.  Wow.  I’m truly surprised with how much easier it is to use the adhesive gun with it standing up in the holder.
To color the base, I used about 30 drops of re-inker with 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol to make a stain for mine.  The holder on the left used a brown walnut stain and the pink one on the right used acrylic paint.  The painted ones needed to dry overnight, but the stained ones could have paper applied and sealed with liquid glass right away.   I recommend using non paper flowers as they will hold up better.  The vertical part of the holder can be removed from the base for travel.

The purple gun in the above photo is a bit smaller and needed a custom vertical peice.  Thankfully the owner of the purple gun is the wife of the gentleman that cut these all out for me, so it wasn’t a problem!
So, do you think I should do a give away for one of the extra’s I have.  I’ll have to decorate a few of them so the winner would have a choice of colors. . .  Let me know what you think.

Happy Crafting.

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2 Responses to Crafting Weekend Project

  1. Tarsh says:

    I love making my own crafty storage (just finished matchbox drawers for my Tim Holtz mini distress inks) and this is adorable!
    Could you share the dimensions with me? I currently only have a Glue Glider (which I’m so impressed with) and looking to buy the Scotch gun but worried about where to store it. I’d be happy to share my DIY’s in return 🙂

    • CraftyAmanda says:

      The base is 8″ x 6 3/8″ x 3/4″. The front (part that the front of the gun rests on) is 4″ x 4″ x 3/4″ with a 2″ notch cut out of the top center to support the ATG. So that this is more portable, we choose to use a single dowel to attach the top piece to the base. So that the top piece wouldn’t swivel, we added a piece of 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ molding (under the flowers). Centered on the base, 2″ from the bottom is a 1″ x 1/8″ circular hole that helps keep the handle of the gun from slipping off the holder. I had a friend’s husband cut these for us, so I don’t have more information. If you have other questions, please ask and I’ll follow up with him.

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