(Closed) Best Adhesive to Use for DIY Pocketfold?

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Zots glue dots works really well for the DIY things that I did!

Post # 5
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I ended up using a combo of double sided tape and glue sticks.  I had a lot of issues with the mat and invite not sticking to the pocketfold.

Post # 6
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I used Super Tacky Double Sided tape 1/8 in from paper-source.com

I’ve heard of some others having issues but this worked best for me for the pockets…. put on both sides of the fold for the pocket (


) and then folded it over itself. (hope that makes sense)

For the invite matting I used a combo of ModPodge and a Craftbond glue stick….. ultimately I wish I woulda just stuck to the double sided tape….

Hope this helps…. Oh I also thought about using a bookbinding bond that you can get at paper-source, but when I made my orders it was over my budget. I would think that booking-binding adhesive would DEFINITELY not come off. lol

Post # 7
1166 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

There’s a roll-on version of glue dots that works really well. (It creates a pattern of mini glue dots as you roll it onto the paper, so in effect it is “continuous.”) Maybe it’s Scotch brand?

Post # 8
8 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

I wish I had read this post before I bought all the Adhesive EZ Runner and did my pocketfolds.  I must have used at least 15 rolls for the 180 pocket-folds I made a couple weeks ago.  They didn’t work so I went and bought more thinking I needed to glue both sides and I also weighed it all down for 5 days. The glue still isn’t work.  What did you end up using that worked?  I need to attack the invitations again this weekend and this time find the right glue.  Please let me know what you used.


Post # 9
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Use this stuff. I got it at Michaels or AC Moore and always used a coupon. I didn’t have a single pocket break and I made 120!

Post # 10
811 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

After several trial’s and just as many errors I ended up with the “wrinkle free, acid free” glue sticks. I think they’re by elmyers? I got them at Michaels.

I didn’t have any success with scrapbooking tape holding up and its very expensive. Although you have to be careful with the glue sticks (so not to get glue on non-glued parts) it works fantastic!

Post # 11
3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

TERRIFICALLY TACKY TAPE!!! i swear it works wonders!! i used it on my pocket folds and they are folded forever!! the stuff is crazy sticky…. its red and you can get it at michaels…. 🙂

Post # 12
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Calgary Opera Centre

Scor-tape is awesome – I haven’t done pocketfolds, but it’s been super strong on everything I’ve used it with. You can find it at scrapbook stores, I don’t think Michaels carries it yet.

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