Post # 1
I designed, printed and laminated my DIY water bottle lables. Then I hot glued them onto the wterbottles, simply leaving the original labels underneath. Overall, I was pretty pleased. But when I took some out that I had done about 2 months ago some of them had “popped.” The hot glue had simply failed. I reglued them but was trying to think of an alternative. What’s nice about hot glue is that it sticks so quickly but I need something longer lasting.
The only alternative I thought of was some sort of double sided tape. Any suggestions?
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
Wow. Way to go for taking care of things so far in advance! (I put a bunch of projects off until the last minute.) Since the hot glue doesn’t have staying power, how about trying a little dab of rubber cement? That or double-stick tape may do the trick.
Good luck! :o)
Post # 4
Maybe glue dots or blue strips would work? Or, as Yorkie suggested, rubber cement? There is also that crafting glue I see mentioned on the boards all the time- A9000 or something like that? I’m sure that name is wrong, but the right name escapes me! 🙁
Post # 5
A neighborhood hardware store should be able to help you out with this. Rubber cement or maybe even epoxy could work.
Post # 6
Rubber Cement is awesome for things like that. It won’t fail, and it’s easy to clean your edges. Plus if you need to reset the label, you can peel up rubber cement to redo it.
Post # 7
Thanks for the great info! Looks like rubber cement is what I should try.
Post # 8
Yea I would agree with Rubber Cement maybe. Are you planning to put the bottles on ice? You may need to look for some type of adhesive that withstands water.
Post # 9
I just used transparent scotch tape on my water bottles, and you can’t even see it. 🙂 Scotch tape for the win! Easy peasy.
Post # 10
My Mom is putting something like this together for me – I’ll ask her what she is using.