I hate glue for that exact reason!
Hence, duct tape! Depending on what you're making, double sided sticky tape could be your answer....
prettypear, not sure how to prevent the strings...but to get rid of them I use my dustbuster on high...it sucks those stringies right off.
Thanks for those tips. I make fabric cards and I use the glue for the ribbons. I was using glue dots and they were clean and easy, but at times the ribbons would come off. So I need something reliable yet delicate.
If you do a slight circle motion with the glue gun right after you squirt the amount of glue out that you want then the hot tip will cut off any string that would come from where you put the glue. So glue and then a small fast circle motion and then there will be no string.
A blast with a hair dyer or an embossing heat gun will blow the stringies away, too.
I have one of the Aleen's fancy schmancy glue guns, and I think her brand strings less. But the cheap bin ones hold just as well, so I get those usually anyway.
I know what you mean. Glueing 100 bows on soap labels & making sure to get the glue stringies off is a pain, lol.
SarahsSky, I will try your tip.
Yep, a hair dryer does the trick!!
Above are good ideas. For stubborn ones I use a stiff paintbrush to free the glue strings.
All great tips!! Thank you I will give them a try, those pesky little strings!