It has been said that a hot glue gun is to a woman what duct tape is to a man

@GardenGerty (101611)
United States
January 9, 2007 5:51pm CST
Eo you use either of them? I don't. I am such a klutz that I usually burn myself badly with a hot glue gun. Also, some of the things I do require that the glue not soften in the heat. I have better luck with some heavy duty craft adhesives that come in tubes. I do not use duct tape often either, as I prefer to do more permanent repairs. Although you can do an emergency hem of a skirt pretty well. Tell me about what these items represent in your day to day life.
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@cjsmom (1423)
• United States
10 Jan 07
I'll tell you what, I think I should have been born a male because I love to repair things; even though I'm not that good at it. If there was a way, I'd go back to school and learn how to do certain repair jobs. We have a strange shower; we can only use one of those hand-held sprayers that you pull out and can put back. It's all right as far as that goes but the shower head tilts when it rests in the holder and when my husband showers, he props a shampoo bottle against it and the wall so that he gets a straight spray. I am so short that the spray hits me in face, so I just remove it and then replace when finished; but every day I go in, it drives me nuts to see that shampoo bottle! I don't know why he doesn't fix it and I don't know what needs to be done, or I'd do it. Instead, I used a bunch of duck tape to keep it stable. For now, he's happy and I'm happy...lol
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@AndreaM76 (1164)
• United States
10 Jan 07
That is funny I can see that. I don't have one anymore though. I lost it need to buy a new one. There is alwys something that needs to be glued around here.
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
10 Jan 07
Hi GardenGerty, as for myself I do believe I would be like you and burn myself I have actually used it for my clothes in regards to hem, pants. but as far as the hot glue is concerned I would leave that to my husband.
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@tohot666 (300)
• United States
14 Jan 07
ha ha, except men dont burn themselves.
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@GardenGerty (101611)
• United States
15 Jan 07
Did you ever see the Red Green show. He fixes everything with duct tape. I love the responses I have gotten on this post, I hope they keep coming.
• United States
17 Jan 07
I have to tell you about the cat carrier that I made yesterday. The base was a cardboard box. We punched walnut sized holes in the sides. The top was made of an old screen that we taped with duct tape to the top of the box (once we had the cat inside. She meowed for about 20 minutes then settled down on her blanket.
@GardenGerty (101611)
• United States
17 Jan 07
Perfect, we need a discussion about what you can make from cardboard! Plenty of it around. I saw a show once about making furniture that way.LOL