(Closed) Adhering small crystals to invites

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2007

I used E6000 Adhesive Glue (found at JoAnn Fabrics, or Michaels).  It can get messy, so what I do is squeeze out a small amount onto scrap piece of cardstock, and spread it out a little bit.  The using tweezers, gently glide the flat side of the crystal over the glue then press onto your invitation.  The glue also dries clear, so if any come out on the sides of the crystal, you can gently wipe it away and it’ll be fine.    This glue also tends to dry and get rubbery quick, so do small blots at a time.  But it does a great job in securing the crystal.

I’ve tried rubber cement before as an experiment, and it does not work.  There are pics of placecards I’ve made with the glue and crystals on my blog, and the glue also works if you are adding crystals to a cake topper monogram, or on a material other than paper.

Here’s a pic of the glue:

Post # 4
21 posts
  • Wedding: September 2008

I just used regular elmers glue which dries clear.  There is no need to wipe anything off as long as you don’t put a lot on to start with.  I used tweezers to hold the crystal.  I put some glue out on a paper plate and then used a toothpick to dab a tiny git of glue on the back of the crystal and placed it on the invite.

Post # 5
497 posts
Helper bee

ooo oooo oooo…I feel like I can REALLY answer this as I have been working on developing an invitation suite for someone using flat backed swarovski crystals.

At my local AC Moore, I found ‘Glue Dots’ Brand mini clear dot adhesives.  they are 3/16th inch and come on a roll of 300 in an white and green box.

I just take the tweezers, put the crystal on the dot and then pull both off the backing and place them where I want them on the page.

I have done a series of tests and nothing has made them come off.  Tests included sending them through the mail (they did make a small bump in the envelope so make sure they are facing the back if you care about such things) and bending the paper back and forth,

Best of luck!!


aka Mrs Corn

Post # 7
51 posts
Worker bee

Hot Fix Swarovski Crystals! 

No glue, no mess and the heating tools is about $15 at the craft store. The stick to most papers (except stardream because the metallic is printed actually printed on the paper itself). 

Post # 8
293 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Tacky Glue, available at Jo Anns or Michaels, it is slightly flexible though sturdy and your chrystals are less likely to be pulled off, it dries absolutely clear!  We use it on dresses and the crystals survive dry cleaning!

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