Friday, October 3, 2014

Fixing Boxes

Morning, Chelsea here!

I have two containers here today.  One, a box holding a Cricut cartridge that I have had for only seven years.  The lack of adequate adhesive has left it falling apart. The second container is a material covered chipboard jewellery box that my sister has had for fourteen years.  It would be really nice if manufactured adhesives would last longer. But here comes the Best Glue Ever to the rescue!

Let me show you how quick and easy it is to repair these items. 

To begin I apply my BGE evenly over one of the two sides of the area I want to restick.  Now I let it dry clear! This step only takes 2-3 minutes to turn clear. Once clear, I press the two sides of the box back together! I don't even have to hold it together for it to adhere as it has an instant and strong, long lasting bond. Voila!!!

Now lets move on to my sisters fabric covered chipboard jewellery box. 

I have two areas to repair on this jewellery box today.  Firstly the fabric has come away from the chipboard and then the chipboard has come away from the cardboard bottom of the box.  Just so you understand, the chipboard is the base of the jewellery box.

When adhering fabric to any object it is best to apply the BGE to the object and not the fabric as the glue will seep in to the fibers and might leave a wet looking stain. In this case I apply the BGE to the chipboard and let it dry clear.  While that is drying clear which only takes 4-5 minutes I apply some more BGE to the cardboard where I let this dry clear as well for 3-4 minutes. 

Now that my glue has dried clear it is time to put this box back together.  I start with pressing the fabric down onto the tacky clear glue on the chipboard. Once all four sides are adhered I place the  chipboard base onto the cardboard box pressing firmly for contact. 

As you can see, by using the BGE, fixing these boxes was simple! Easy as 1...2...3!

What will you fix with the Best Glue Ever? Let us know on our Facebook page! 

Chelsea :)

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