The Glue Holder – Perfect for Crafters of Any Type!

Make a Fabulous Caddy for Storing Glue

I always find it irritating to pick up my bottle of glue, turn it upside down, give it a hefty shake (while my fingers are crossed hoping I closed the cap the last time I used it!), then apply it to my project. I like being able to store my glue with the tip facing downward. Its easy when I’m not using it – I can put it in the wall rack upside down and off I go… Not so when I’m actually using it!! So I came up with the idea to make the Glue Holder! This will work well for anyone who uses glue, whether you’re woodworking, scrapbooking, creating, etc. No more waiting for the glue to fill the tip or having to give the bottle a finger-crossed shake!

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Start with two scrap pieces of 2×4 lumber – mine are 6” long.  Using an 1½” paddle bit (or hole saw), drill a hole all the way through one of the pieces. Apply glue to one side of the piece with the hole and stack it on the other piece. I used two screws to secure one piece to the other. That’s all there is to it! It can be painted or decorated however you wish… I left mine plain because I was going to get glue all over it anyway!

the glue holder dimensions plan drawing

If the bottom of the hole fills up with glue (which it eventually will) just use the paddle bit or a Forstner bit to drill through the dried glue.

Another option is to use a 4×4 piece of scrap – the length will be up to you… Drill an 1½” X 1½” hole in the center and voila! Your glue is always ready in its specially created glue holder!

Have questions about the DIY glue holder? How do you store your bottle of glue so it’s always ready? Leave a comment below!

Originally posted 2013-12-30 08:00:07.


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