Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My Favorite Removable Glue

I change my mind a lot. For example, I painted my garage door with 5 shades of taupe before I was happy with the way it looked. The last shade I created by slowly dumping black acrylic paint into the gallon of latex paint to achieve the perfect gray tint to the taupe. Perhaps my artistic friends in blogland may relate to my quirkiness?

Photo: timholtz.typepad.com
My point is that I hate to glue things down permanently. To be able to change things in my mini rooms, I like to use a removable adhesive called Glue Dots®. They are acid-free and archival safe so they don't discolor papers or eat away at finishes. You may be familiar with them from their industrial application – direct mail. Often they hold fake credit cards onto the annoying credit card offers. If you peel the glue off of the paper, it stretches and is fun to pick at. They are also popular for scrapbooking. If you can't find them at your local craft store, try ordering them online.

Photo: gluedots.com
Some dollhouse uses:
  • hanging wall art
  • hanging shelves
  • attaching seasonal decorations
  • sticking furniture and rugs to floors
  • holding accessories in place
  • sticking templates to pieces before cutting
  • adhering items to the inside of containers for protection from shipping
Do you have a favorite removable adhesive?


  1. Thank you Carol! That is a GREAT tip and I will buy those. I also don't like to glue things down permanently. For me part of the fun is changing things around. YES! I plan to play with my doll house. ;-)

  2. I use them in my Scrapbooks as well, never used them for my Miniatures, will have to give them a go..x

  3. Wow!! That's exactly the type of advice i'm been looking for! I hate things tipping over in my miniature scenes and have often wondered what that stuff was on the annoying fake credit cards! Now I know! Thanks alot for sharing and I'll be following your blog. Thanks again.

  4. thanks for the advice! kisses, Caterina

  5. I just bought some mini hold to try . This one sounds like a dream! I like that it is transparent. Thank you for the tip, Carol.