Crafting Q&A

Welcome to Crafting Q&A! This is where your crafting questions are answered. If you have a question that you would like answered, please tell us in the comment section with @CraftingQ&A.

A Sticky Situation 

Hi Crafting Corner! I love your blog and this new Q&A section is genius! I am so glad you released this as I have a question. I accidentally glued part of my project together and I don’t know what to do. Thanks, Nicole Cheetham

Thanks for writing in Nicole. It seems you are in a sticky situation! As you did not specify what type of materials you glued together we will try to help you as best we can. If you glued paper to another material (wood, foam board, another sheet of paper, etc.), try getting a damp paper towel and placing it over the adhered surface. If you glued materials together along the lines of wood, take a crafting knife and cut between the two materials. We hope this helps! Happy Crafting!

It Won’t Stick!

Hey Crafting Corner!

While working on my latest project (Your blog has really inspired me to craft more frequently.), I ran into a little bit of trouble. I was, and still am, working on the doll mattress [Doll Mattress].  I have not been able to get the felt to stick to the cardboard or the fabric to the felt.  I am running out of ideas and would really appreciate some insight.             Thanks,                                                                                                                                   Stephanie Chuan

Hi Stephanie!                                                                                                                                   

That must be so frustrating!  Fortunately though, that is a common problem that most crafters have dealt with at some point or another.  There are multiple reasons that the materials will not stick to each other.  The first could be that the glue you are using is not strong enough.  Instead of school glue, try using craft glue or hot glue.  If neither craft nor hot glue work, super glue always gets the job done.

Another reason that the materials will not stick together could be related to how much glue you are using and where you are putting the glue.  For instance, it is important to use a decent amount of glue (perhaps two dots per corner).  The glue will not hold the cardboard, felt, and fabric together unless you put glue in the corners and drizzle some over the middle of the fabric/felt/cardboard.

Finally, some things just do not stick.  You may need to hold the pieces together in order for it to stick.  You should try pinching the corners with your thumb and pointer finger until it feels dry.  If you do not have the time or patience to do that, you can hold the corners together with a clothespin.  Simply pinch the corners with the clothespin and leave it there while the glue dries.  Another method you could try is to set a heavy book on top of the fabric/felt/cardboard to hold the pieces together.

I hope that these tips and tricks help you, Stephanie.  We are so glad that our blog is inspiring you to craft more often and that you are enjoying our posts! 

From all of us at Crafting Corner: Good Luck!