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Thursday, 2 February 2012

Glue Dots on a Budget!!

Ok, are you ready for this? I bought these two boxes of Zots and paid $5.95 plus tax, bringing the total to: $6.73 EACH box!!  That means that each of the 300 glue dots cost $0.03 a piece. And I spent $30.00 on gas for the trip to Ottawa to the craft store to buy them! Crazy. As many of you already know my New Year's resolution for 2012 is to reduce the amount of money I spend on craft supplies. I bought this bottle of Aleene's Tack it Over and Over at our local craft shop for $4.00 and can now make glue dots for next to nothing!! I tested them and they work just as well if not better than the expensive ones and if I waste 1 or 2, I'm not throwing my money away. One important tip; you have to squeeze them out onto paper that will release the dot. Wax paper doesn't work. I used the backing off some Mactack that I made craft/splat mats with and that works great! You could also keep the paper backing from glue dots that you've used, after all you paid almost $7.00 for them. Give this tip a try and let me know how you did. I love them and I can control the dot size too!! This glue is available in an acid free formula as well. It just gets better and better.


  1. I'm not very happy with my glue dots right now -- they aren't sticking very well -- perhaps have dried out a bit, so Í'm giving your glue dots from Alene's tac it over and over a try. :)

  2. Now that I have tried these, I love them! They are much more pliable than the boxed store bought ones! Great tip! Now to try the rubber stamp cleaner on my Cricket cutting sheets!