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Take A Mini Hot Glue Gun Wherever You Go With This Brilliantly Simple DIY

OCTOBER 15, 2015

Okay, so admittedly, some of the DIY projects we feature here are a little extreme, requiring considerable materials, skills, money, and time. But here's one that's so simple, so genius, and so useful you should really pay attention. It's a perfect travel item and can provide you with quick fixes to just about anything. Hit play to learn more.

First, you'll need some matches. The kind with wooden sticks (rather than cardboard) will work best.

You'll also need a hot glue stick. Melt the glue stick over a candle, and then roll the matchstick into the glue to form a band.

Don't get the glue on the match head.

Let them dry.

Make a label for your matchbox so you know they aren't just any old matches.

Now, when you need a spot of glue, simply light one of the matches and let the heat melt the glue.

Check out the video to see these in action:


(via Instructables)

These glue matches are like carrying a tiny glue gun with you wherever you go. They're great for camping or to keep in the car should something break and need a quick repair. And since they're so small, they fit easily into a backpack, pocket, or glove compartment.