Advice♪ Mother's life Hacks 101 (Pro-tip level: over 9000!)
はじめました (Nice to meet you)
Hi and thank you for checking out this advice column!
This column is dedicated to recommended daily life hacks
for busy mothers. With budget in mind I am also demonstrating
that these ideas and DIY can be done utilizing items from
your local dollar store (got your attention?). Because I love to
work with my hands and create things, I’d like to show you some
creative ways to make stuff using everyday products.
Now let me first introduce to you the products we will be
working with today.
A glue gun!
A Glue Gun!?
Although hardcore DIY-fers and handicraft workers may
think they already know, I’m breaking it down for people
who don’t know. Glue guns are used as an adhesive for
attaching smaller handicrafts such as beads to fabric,
among other places. The glue works well because it
hardens quickly and uses resin, a substance which isn't
dissolved in water. The glue gun can be used on anything
from paper, plastic, (although there some substances
stick better than others) cloth, packaging and wrapping,
construction, and even electrical wiring.
While it's very convenient, it can even be found in the
100 yen shop ($1 store).
This glue gun goes for 200 yen, with refill glue sticks
for 100 yen (DAISO)
The refill glue sticks, may only be 100 yen but they
offer many colors. Transparent white, white, brown, and
black. Today we will give you an introduction into the art
of the glue gun. For all mothers out there you can probably
empathize with my plight, a child's slipping sock problem...
Smaller children that have non-slip pads on the backs
of their socks are lucky but what can you do as they get older?
Although it is hard to see in the picture, the written
portion on the socks is actually made of rubber. This is
one addition that makes a big difference. Especially when
your child begins to walk and can't keep proper footing. If
you have hardwood floors like us, it's almost like a skating rink.
To stop the sliding with just a little change to the socks is
truly a blessing that'd I'd like to share. Let' walk through
putting it together!
-Cooking sheet (also DAISO)
The extension cord is actually required! A plug converter
is necessary as well. This is because the glue gun is cheap,
and the code is short! (look at the pictures and you'll
see the length. LOL) The use the cooking sheet for practice
using the glue gun, because it's a bit trickier than it looks.
If it does not stick, then it's not ready to apply just yet.
Practice makes perfect or well..kinda good
Since the 100-yen shop glue gun doesn't have an on/off
switch, while plugged in, it's always on. Once I left to do
something and the glue continued to spew out the gun in
a nice puddle below Please be careful not to leave
it plugged in. Once you've decided what you want to
draw on the socks, wield your glue gun and cut loose.
-Though it may look like a toy, the glue gun tip is very hot so
keep your kids away.
The wonders of Glue
After applying, the glue hardens in less than 30 seconds.
Pretty easy right!? ♪ There's a whole new world of glue
gun ideas, which we'll gradually introduce as time goes
by so keep posted! !
★Thanks, Asuka for the advice of using a Glue Gun!★
Who is Asuka?
Who is Asuka?
"Hi and thank you for reading my column!
This column is dedicated to recommended daily life hacks for
busy mothers. I am also a mother working full-time so I
understand the benefits of finding ways to do things cheaper
and effectively. I also I love to work with my hands and create
things, so I’d like to show you some creative ways to make
stuff using everyday products.
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