Velcro is a brand of hook and fastener tape most often used as a closure for sewing projects. You can, however, use Velcro for a number of different projects such as a chore chart with detachable chore cards or a sticky wall hanging for your keys. While attaching Velcro onto a sewing project is as simple as sewing it onto the fabric, attaching Velcro to non-fabric projects requires that you know how to glue it.
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Things you need
- Low-temperature hot glue gun
- Paper plate
Plug in the hot glue gun. Set it up on a paper plate to protect your work surface from drips. Allow the glue gun to heat up for 10 minutes.
Hold the piece of Velcro between your thumb and index finger, holding on to only the very edges of the strip so you don't burn yourself. Run a line of hot glue down the centre of a strip of Velcro or place a dot of hot glue in the centre of a Velcro circle.
Flip the Velcro over as soon as you are done applying the glue and firmly press it down onto the object you want to adhere it to. Work quickly as you are working with low-temperature hot glue that will cool rather quickly.
Allow the hot glue to cool for 5 minutes before using the Velcro.
Tips and warnings
- The hot glue will spread out when you press the Velcro down, so you don't need to use more than one line or dot of glue. Too much glue will cause the glue to spread out past the edges of the Velcro, making a mess.
- Do not use any glue gun that isn't low-temperature as glue that is too hot may cause the Velcro to melt.
- Sewing Velcro is always the best way to attach it--glue should only be used to attach Velcro in situations in which sewing it on is not possible.
- Avoid allowing your skin to come into contact with the hot glue as even moderate temperature glue can cause burns.
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