How to Glue Stones Together

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How to Glue Stones Together
Select the right glue to create a permanent stacked stone display. (Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images)

Viscous jeweller's glue and construction adhesive will attach stones together permanently -- jeweller's glue for small jobs, adhesive for larger stones. Both adhesives are waterproof. If you'd like the option of easily separating the stones later, use hot glue.

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Things you need

  • Viscous jeweller's glue/construction adhesive (tube)
  • Toothpick/craft stick
  • Painter's tape/clamp
  • Hot glue gun
  • Cardboard/plate
  • Hot glue sticks

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    Transfer a small amount of viscous jeweller's glue or waterproof construction adhesive from the tube onto a section of each stone with a toothpick or craft stick.

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    Wait at least one minute for the glue to activate. Press the glued areas on the stones together. Remove any glue that extrudes beyond the joined area with a toothpick or a craft stick.

  3. 3

    Wrap a strip of painter's tape tightly around small stones. Attach a clamp to apply pressure to large stones. Leave the stones undisturbed for at least 24 hours while the viscous glue dries.

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    Insert a glue stick into a glue gun and plug in the gun. Set it on a piece of cardboard or some other protective, disposable surface to protect your work surface from dripping hot glue.

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    Apply a small amount of hot glue to your stone where you want to join it with another.

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    Press the second stone onto the hot glue. Hold the stones together for one minute while the hot glue hardens.

Tips and warnings

  • Apply glue in a well-ventilated area.

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