Which kind of glue should I choose?

This page will guide you to the glue that will give you the best results. We have lots of different types of glue – hobby glue, school glue and glue sticks – and if you use our guide, you are sure to find the right glue for you and your creative project. Follow the guide to find out what kind of glue to use.

 

Glue for paper and card

We offer a variety of glue qualities that suitable for paper and card. One of these is school glue, which comes in a bottle. Another is hobby glue, which can also be used for other materials, for example EVA foam, textiles and polystyrene. We also supply a glue marker, which is a liquid glue in pen format with a felt tip – ideal for small details and easy to handle. It can also be a good idea to go for a glue stick, which has a fairly firm consistency and is thus less messy than liquid glue. It can also be applied in a thin layer, which reduces the risk of bubbles in the final result. Along with double-sided adhesive tape, these are all suitable for scrapbooking, especially if you are also adding photos. Just make sure you choose acid-free and lignin-free paper or cardboard, otherwise the combination of the glue and the wrong paper quality may gradually start to discolour your photos.

Clear when dry

Provides a clear and hard bond

Provides a clear and hard bond

Glue for decoupage and making papier-maché

Decoupage varnish has been developed specifically for fixing paper and functions as both glue and varnish. What's more, the product is water-resistant once dry, meaning that the decorated item can be cleaned with a damp cloth if necessary in the future. This is a big advantage for decorative objects and decorative accessories! Choose between different qualities depending on the material you're planning on sticking the paper onto (cardboard/wood, textiles and glass/porcelain). If a water-resistant surface is not required, we recommend lacquer glue or VTR glue. Along with wallpaper paste, the latter products are also suitable for making papier-mâché (multiple layers of glued-together paper).

Used as lacquer, glue or paint agent

Ideal for collage artwork

Washable with water

Glue in powder form, mix with water

Glue for jewellery

If you're making or repairing jewellery, power glue is the obvious choice. Not least because this glue type is extremely strong and also due to its almost instant drying time. Choose between several qualities, each in a small, handy bottle with either a brush in the lid or a practical dispensing nozzle. Both make fine motor activities a little easier when gluing small beads, gemstones, thin wires and chains, silicone cord etc. The extremely popular and cheaper glue, Clear Multi Glue Gel is also good for jewellery, but you should expect longer drying times with this type.

Clear when dry

Flexible and moisture-resistant bond

Water repellent

Water repellent

Glue for smooth items such as glass etc.

Remember that you'll need a very strong adhesive if you wish to glue together items with a completely smooth, hard surface or that weigh a considerable amount. For example, when riveting together ceramic and porcelain pieces, or if you need to affix mosaic stones to glass and metal. All these types of adhesive are universal and can in principle be used for all applications, but each has their own individual advantages that you should take into consideration. The most environmentally-friendly is the slow-drying Clear Multi Glue Gel. Mounting glue also dries slowly, but it is 100% water resistant.

Clear when dry

Water resistant

Can be used on many surfaces

Clear when dry

Glue for natural materials and figures made from craft materials

For bonding light materials such as polystyrene, cotton wool, wood, chenille pipe cleaners and plastic, then we recommend the universal and slow-drying types of glue in a bottle such as Clear Multi Glue Gel. For natural collages made with leaves, for example, we recommend a slow-drying lacquer glue. If you want a shorter drying time, choose a hot glue gun, which is easy to handle and uses special glue sticks. The glue gun is available in two types, which melt the glue at a low or high temperature respectively. The low temperature glue gun is suitable for gluing smaller pieces made from the aforementioned materials. However, we recommend the high temperature glue gun for gluing larger pieces (the higher temperature means a slightly longer drying time but also a stronger result).

Available in high and low temperature

Clear when dry

Used as lacquer, glue or paint agent

Your guide to glue

At Creativ Company, you’ll find a wealth of different types of glue – from hobby glue, school glue and power glue to glue sticks and liquid glue. We have all the glue types you’re dreaming of – both the fast-drying power glue and the slow-drying Multi Glue that can be used on a variety of surfaces. It’s a huge selection of glues that can all stick – and we understand that choosing the right one can be difficult. That’s why we’ve created a guide to help you.

You’ve probably been uncertain about which glue to use before – but now you have our guide that you can always turn to for help. It shows which glue is best for what – and tells you their advantages and disadvantages, as well as what you need to pay special attention to.

Read on to learn more about our different types of glue and adhesives. You can learn more about:

  • Glue for paper and card
  • Glue for jewellery
  • Glue for decoupage

 

Glue for paper and card

When you work with paper and card, there are many options when it comes to glue – and we have a wide range we can recommend.

For children, glue sticks are really handy – they are easy to control and their small size is perfect for the pencil case in the school bag. A glue stick is also a lot less mess than a liquid glue – and it can be used all year round.

When Christmas is approaching, it can be used for Christmas decorations – both for the long garlands and the classic Christmas hearts. And at Easter, children can glue small Easter chicks and pretty Easter figures made of card.

The glue stick wins hands-down when it comes to children’s cutting and pasting projects – so it’s good to have a stock of them in cabinets and drawers. Of course, hobby glue and school glue can also be used – but because they are both liquid, they can be harder to control for younger children.

For adults, we have our flexible Clear Multi Glue Gel – this is often used for making homemade decorations in card and paper, and is one of the most versatile glues we stock. For example, you can make the cutest spring rosettes. These are super-easy to make and look great on window sills. Check out the idea right here, and then get out your card, scissors and Clear Multi Glue Gel.

Staying with card and cardboard decorations, you can also make the cutest Easter eggs with Clear Multi Glue Gel. You won't need much – just some sheets of card in different colours, a pen knife and pressed flowers. And poof! You’re on your way. Use the glue to stick the flowers onto the cardboard eggs. When this is done, make one for hanging and insert the thread – and then your eggs are ready to decorate.

Perhaps you’re more into scrapbooking than Easter decorations – if this is the case, forget about liquid glue. Instead, take a look at our double-sided adhesive tape –  it’s both easy to use and great for photos and cardboard cut-outs.

Read more about our glue for paper and card in our guide on this page.

 

Glue for jewellery

Glue is not just for paper and cardboard, but is also ideal if you'd like to make your own jewellery – or if you need to repair a piece when it breaks. It might look a bit tricky if it’s the first time you're making your own jewellery – but it’s easier than you think. All you need is the right glue – and for jewellery making, we recommend our power glue. These dry quickly – and ensure that your homemade earrings, necklace or bracelet will last.

For example, you can make the cutest bracelets with red cherries and yellow lemons. Fruit jewellery is really popular right now – and if you have teenagers in the house, they're sure to love making their own bracelets with fruit motifs. The idea is right here – and you'll need a really good power glue. Luckily, you’ll find our best power glue right here.

If you prefer to make jewellery based on your imagination, you have plenty of options. You can mix and match the colours and beads you like best – and get a personal piece of jewellery that matches you and your style. As long as you have the glue ready, you can make durable jewellery with many different expressions.

If you're patient enough, you can also use the cheaper Clear Multi Glue Gel. The drying time is much longer – but you can always spend the waiting time making even more earrings, necklaces and bracelets for yourself and your loved ones.

Follow our guide to find out which glue to use for your jewellery manufacture.

 

Decoupage glue

We have lots of exciting projects with decoupage – including some where the children can help too. It often takes no more than a brush and decoupage lacquer to get started. Decoupage lacquer works both as a glue and a lacquer – and is particularly good if you're working with textiles such as cut-out pieces of fabric.

Are you the type who loves to make decoupage when Christmas and Easter are approaching? We can totally relate – it’s a fun and cosy activity, and even the children can join in.

When making decoupage you should always choose a decoupage lacquer. It works as both a glue and a lacquer – and should preferably be applied with a good brush. Once you have control of both brush and decoupage lacquer, you're all set to dive into some of our exciting projects with deoupage

For example, you can make a cute bunny family for the Easter table. You cut out their clothes in floral fabric and glue them on with decoupage lacquer. The result is the finest little bunny family in beautiful, Easter-ready clothes. See the idea right here.

If you want to explore other projects within decoupage, we also have our lovely Easter eggs. The eggs are decorated with dried flowers – and can bring joy to any Easter table when they are finished. Glue on the flowers with decoupage varnish – also on top. When the glue is dry, brush the whole egg with decoupage varnish. The result is small, pretty eggs that can easily decorate your home throughout the spring.

Our decoupage lacquer can lead to many creative projects – but if you’d like to try your hand at papier-mâché, you’d be better looking for wallpaper paste or adhesive lacquer. If you follow our guide, you can be sure to find the perfect glue for papier-mâché.

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