Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Got Glue? Epsom Salts UPDATE

Thrifters need good glue! Let’s face it….we’ve all brought home ‘treasures’ in need of a little repair.

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This looks like Santa’s workbench.

Santa needed his belt glued back on, the green bottom fell off the little house and some gold starry thingys fell apart when I opened the zip lock. (don’t you love the little birds that came in the bag?)

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I still think this skier looks like he has one bandaged foot. (not sure glue can fix that! heehee)

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This is my favorite ‘go to glue’! It wasn’t given to me, I bought it at the store. And I think you can find it most places you shop. Beacon 527 Multi Use Glue. So far I’ve used it on just about every surface, even seashells and it works great.

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I made the little glass jar with vintage pretties and Epsom salts. (and it will be easy to take apart and pack away…it’s NOT glued! lol)

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I’m joining Coastal Charm ,

Brenda at the Cozy Little House,

Make it Pretty Monday

and Inspire me Tuesday .

I was so pleased with the Epsom Salts I bought this year. (hubby actually found them at W*almart!) I don’t know how I ever did projects without them. They look like SNOW, perfect little granules of white!

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Do you have projects on your work table that wait and wait? I finished all mine today, just in time for NEXT Christmas!

30 comments:

Trace4J said...

I just love visiting you.
And I need glue.
My Santa took a tumble :)
Woolie New Year Blessings

Musings from Kim K. said...

I started cleaning up my craft room table and then found projects that made it messy all over again. I'm not ready to finish up Christmas. It went too fast. Hugs! Happy New Year!

xinex said...

You are so crafty and your projects turned out beautifully. Thanks for the info on the glue. I need one! Happy New Year!...Christine

Sherry said...

I've had a phobia about glue ever since the day I super-glued my finger and thumb together and when trying to walk away to fix that I found I'd glued my shoe to the floor too. My family has never let me live it down. :)

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

I love the snowman in the bottle with the elf.
I used to save lots of things for christmas to christmas.. but in the last two years i have cut down.
Its been super to visit your posts over this year Diane. I wish you a very happy New Year..to you and you family.
val x x x Thank you for your frindship..
lots more projects for 2014 for us all.

Vee said...

Gotta admire a gal who is thinking ahead! That little skier looks very perky for having a broken foot!

Ann said...

Seems like I always have a little wing or foot that gets broke and need to repair for next year. I've never bought this glue but its now on my list. I also used Epsom Salts this year and it works better than anything for snow! Have a super New Years Eve.
Ann

Jennifer Gail said...

My fix all husband does all the glue stuff around here.I make a mess.How did you get the Pinterest button on your bloglovin?
Happy New Year

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The little skier makes me smile! I don't have a lot to fix right now, but I'm so glad you got yours done and ready for next year! I'll have to invest in some of that glue.
hugs to you sweet Sis!

Linda

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Cute thrifty finds. I had to fix a few Christmas things when putting them away, so hopefully they stay that way till next year.
Have a happy and safe New Year.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Cute jar!! I always have a pile of jewelry on my desk that needs gluing, one of my least favorite things to do, lol.
Happy New Year to you Diane.

Margaret said...

Wow! You're good to finish up all your projects and be able to start fresh for the New Year! I have a bunch of started ones plus tons of ideas for others. Thanks for the tip on the glue! Maggie

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Thanks for the tip about the glue, I'll look for it! Happy New Year Diane, I wish you all the best in 2014-enjoy:@)

TexWisGirl said...

i've used gorilla glue for stuff around the house. that stuff grows, i swear. :)

jody said...

Oh my gosh i always have treasures to fix! Will have to try this glue! Thanx! I use alot of epoxy.. A bit inconvienent tho.. My sister made each of us cobblers scented epsem salts.. Great to use for projects too as cheap enough! Im traying to catch up on my blog friends!! Enjoy your day!!!

Japolina said...

Cute projects. Happy New Year

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

When you're done using the Epsom salts you can soak in the tub with them. Love the skier with the bandaged foot.

Happy New Year!!!!

kathyinozarks said...

good for you getting lots done. I am not familiar with that brand of glue but will check it out
Happy New Year
Kathy

Laurie Ritchey said...

Diane, I have a box of "need glue" holiday décor that I look at every year and think, maybe I'll have time next year! I love your little scenic jar - another thing I had on my "to do" list this year. Wishing you a wonderful 2014! laurie

Draffin Bears said...

Happy New Year Diane.
Love the little snow jar and a good idea with using the epsom salts.
hugs
Carolyn

Montanagirl said...

Happy New Year to you! I love all your little treasures. Would not have thought of using Epsom Salt as substitute snow. How clever!

Jeanne said...

Thanks for the glue tip. I do have a small project that is waiting and I'm not very crafty.
Happy New Year!

Karen said...

Unrelated... by now you know from previous comments that I am not a doll person. HOwever!.. that little doll with the yellow bonnet and dress is adorable! Go figure!

Happy New Year, friend :-)

Porch Days said...

You have been a busy beaver with your glue and craft projects. Thanks for your tip about the glue.

Sharon Calvert said...

Diane, thanks for a year of enjoyable reading and viewing; looking forward to the next year's installment! New Year's blessings to you and yours!

Hugs,
Sharon in Alabama

Prims and Annies said...

Happy New Year Diane. I saw some really cute things made with Epsom salt for the holidays..put in jar and add whatever...small tree, snowman, just anything small enough to go in a mason jar.
Maxie

Crystal Grandeur said...


So pretty.Happy New year to you..:):)

Diane said...

Great photos! Love the eagle. There is a term for a spectrum in a cloud, but at the moment, it escapes me. Will have to think about that.

Diane said...

Footnote: it's cloud iridescence. Wikipedia has a short article on it.

Art @ Home said...

LOVE the little snow globe (No glue needed, LOL)!

I just need to organize my home and start painting! I haven't painted at all during the holidays! *sadface*

xo,
RJ