(Closed) What is the best glue to use for invites.

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 4
8434 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m probably the odd person out, I used liquid glue (Aleene’s original tacky glue) and had no issues with bubbling/rippling.  I simply applied a very thin, flat bead of glue along the edges.  I’m sure you’ll get suggestions for double sided tape, glue dots, or other fancy scrapbooking glues, but they’re pricey.  I was able to make 3 different sets of invites, programs, thank you cards, sparkler send off cards, etc. using one bottle with some still left over for other crafts.

Post # 5
2608 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I ditched the glue all together and used the Scotch Tape Glider (double sided tape) , it worked great! No mess, no waiting for anything to dry! I also used it to seal all of my outer envelopes.

Post # 6
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I used a glue runner, which is about the same as the tape glider posted above. It is still glue, but on a tape that does not adhere to your project, so you can easily apply the correct amount in a continuous strip without bubbling or warping. I didn’t even have to put books on top of my invites, and they came out beautiful. You can find several sizes, types, and brands in the scrapbooking section of any craft store or Target/WalMart. I used the Elmer’s brand and bought a couple of the refill packs.

Post # 7
308 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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nearly-mrs-R:  hi! I made all of our save the dates and invites and after a lot of experimenting/failed attempts, my favorite “adhesive” was double sided sticky tape (not just generic ds tape like scotch or something). I found it in the scrapbooking aisle I think at a craft store. It is suuuper sticky (more than regular tape) and completely transparent. We used a sheer paper on top of cardstock for our save the dates and you couldn’t see the tape through the paper at all! 

Post # 9
16 posts
  • Wedding: May 2016

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Post # 11
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I used Zots glue dots.  They are expensive (about $6  for 300 dots), but they were the only thing that worked.  I used stick glue and things fell apart.  I tried three different brands of the glue runners and they feel apart (the worst for me was Elmers, but I see a pp had success with it).  I finally got sick of buying things, doing some invites, and them falling apart, so I just went with the Zots.

Post # 12
7679 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I used rubber cement.  It doesn’t cost a lot, and goes a long way.  It doesn’t take much at all-use it very thin, it stays and it is easy to peel if you make a mistake or want to adjust anything a bit.  It doesn’t run or bubble.  


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