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Monday, October 8, 2012

CRAFTING TIP #152- Stuck Like Glue...

Hello Crafty Friends!

Ever get your glue caps on your glue bottles "stuck like glue" ?

I know I do but  ever since I have tried this solution that is not an issue anymore, so I thought I would share.

Now, I am referring to specific bottles that have the screw top lids where you squeeze the adhesive to get it to come out of the tube or bottle. Some examples of the ones I use this tip for are:
E6000
Glossy Accents
Designer Dries Clear
Beacon
To name a few.

The idea is the same.
Use a q-tip to apply petroleum jelly (Vaseline) along the ridges of your bottle caps on the inside. Be sure that it gets in those grooves. This will allow a gliding action to occur whenever you are trying to screw on or off the bottle or tube tops/lids.  It also helps if you accidentally get adhesive on the outside of your applicator because the petroleum jelly does not allow the adhesive to stick to wherever you applied that petroleum jelly.
Your bottle cap will twist on & off without sticking to the bottle or tube tip. The petroleum jelly creates a barrier. You may have to reapply from time to time but I have found this to be very helpful in getting my tops off with ease. I find I do not have to exert much force with my hands, fingers or wrists to twist off sticky tops off the glue tubes or bottles . This is definitely helpful for those who suffer from any kind of arthritis or joint problems.

Let me know if you try this tip & if it works for you.
It is always great to get feedback.

11 comments:

  1. Great tip Sonia!!! I will have to give this a try :)
    TFS and have a GREAT Monday!

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  2. TFS...I had that issue with Gloss Accent..Thanks!

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  3. Wow what a great tip. I will be doing this to all my bottle. I have thrown nearly full bottles away before. I will by sharing this in The Daily News today.

    Hugs Nana
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  4. Great tip Sonia. I've tried so many times to get mine open and end up cutting and tossing them. Thanks so much for this tip. Hugs AJ-

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  5. Awesome tip! I'm going to give it a try!

    Susie

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  6. Great tip! I am going to give it a try. TFS!

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  7. This is a fantastic tip! I am definitely going I have to give this a try. Thanks so much for sharing it.
    Nana sent me. :)

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  8. What a fantastic idea!....I never would of thought of that but I'm defintely using it for my crystal effects...that stuff is always getting stuck!

    {sMILES}

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  9. Wow what a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. What a great idea!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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