DIY Glue Gun Holder

DIY Glue Gun Holder by Sweet Pea

A couple of weeks ago I pinned a glue gun holder from One Project Closer that I couldn’t wait to make with Mr. SP’s help.  This weekend we made not one, but two glue gun holders.  If you like this as much as I do, scroll down to enter to win. 

If you are handy in the workshop, you can make your own glue gun holder very easily. The directions on One Project Closer are quite clear and easy to follow.


Here’s a recap of our version:

1.  I knew I wanted to make one glue gun holder for myself and one to give to a winner, so we started by cutting pieces of wood to a length that worked with my glue gun and the leftover tile that we had on-hand.

2.  We then cut a piece of wood for the glue gun holder, cut an angle on the end, and drew a line down the center.

3.  The bottom of the U for the glue gun holder was made with a forstner bit.

4.  I cut along the lines to complete the U.  (That’s my granddad’s vintage band saw!)

How to Make a Glue Gun Holder 1


5.  All of the pieces were sanded smooth.

6.  A template for routing was made by drawing a center line down a piece of luan and then tracing the tile on the luan.

7.  The template was completed with the band saw.

8.  Mr. SP routed out a recessed place for the tile and drilled a hole so that the tile can easily come out for cleaning.  The angled piece to hold the glue gun was first glued in place and when dry was screwed from the bottom to be sure that it was secure.

How to Make a Glue Gun Holder 2


9.  Ready to paint!

Glue Gun Holder - Ready to Paint

10.  Two coats of paint later, two glue gun holders were complete.

Finished DIY Glue Gun Holders

I can’t wait to craft using my new glue gun holder.  Scroll on down to win your own!

DIY Glue Gun Holder from the back

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Sharing With:
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
The Pinterest Challenge at Decor and the Dog
Tutorials and Tidbits at Stone Gable


  1. I use my glue gun all the time! I think I’m using it next to make some magnets 😉

  2. I use it so often. I’m guessing it will be for hair clips for my daughter.

  3. Love the glue gun holder. I want to use a glue gun to add
    Trim to my sink curtain.

  4. I have several projects in mind for my glue gun. I’m going to make a flip flop wreath and a candy bar cake. 🙂

  5. I think I’m gluing fabric to boxes next. Or securing some ribbon. my zebra striped glue gun sees a lot of action

  6. I love my glue gun. This holder is just the thing I need. My next project will be an Easter wreath. I will use the glue gun to glue eggs and flowers to the wreath. Thanks for posting the directions to make one.

  7. Oh I LOVE this!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. my next project will be a cork message board…thanks for the chance 🙂

  9. I saw this and must have it”) I burn all my tupperware LOL. thanks for the chance.

  10. Funky Lampshade for a Zebra lovin’ 5 yr old!

  11. Need to glue the gimp on a antique couch re-upholstery project!

  12. I am going to glue resen flowers to earing posts.

  13. I’m on a magnet making spree! Though I do have a Mardi Gras wreath lined up to be made (so many beads left over from this year) that’s begging for the glue. I would LOVE to win this gorgeous holder!

  14. Diane Marston says:

    fMy next glue gun project is something i just found searching on Pinterest for Easter ideas. I want to cover plastic eggs with hydrangea petals in several spring colors and put them on candlesticks. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  15. I love this! I am going to be making an Easter banner soon and it will probably call for some quick draw glue! I hate when my glue gun falls over while it is heating up. This solves that problem!

  16. Ingenious! So generous of you to offer one as a give-away. Good luck to all those who enter. -Brenda-

  17. I have been saving all my wine corks to make a wine cork wreath

  18. Barbara Sprague says:

    My husband hates it when I use mine. It leaves little glue blobs where ever I rest it. This would help with the frustration A lot! I and my husband would be grateful!!!

  19. What a great idea! I use a glue gun to add embellishments to my hats and fascinators!

  20. grammygoodwill says:

    I need to attach the chalkboard top to my old children’s table. Thanks for the chance to win this.

  21. Easter wreath

  22. Great idea! I think my next project would probably be more hairclips for my daughter. Thanks!

  23. I’m currently figuring out what to do with a huge blank wall in my bathroom – after staring at it for six months! I plan on using my glue gun for a non-seasonal wreath I’m going to hang in there.

  24. Great minds think alike – I too bought the materials to make my own glue gun holder this weekend!! I am using a different tutorial (the one at From Shanty to Chic) and am painting mine pink to match my craft room!

  25. My next project is going to be an Easter wreath.

  26. I’m working on a boxwood wreath. Wanted one for years, but they were too expensive. Decided if I wanted one, I could make one! Gathering the rest of my supplies today, and will start getting the glue gun fired up to help complete this long overdue project. Couldn’t live without that glue gun! Thanks for the giveaway, and for the awesome design!

  27. I am making fabric covered eggs to use for Easter decorations!

  28. Michelle jadaa says:

    I want to work on a porch sign and also update my mail box.

  29. This is a pretty handy little tool! I don’t use a glue gun very often, but my mom sure does. I’m sure she would find this quite handy. I love the way Mr SP made it so that the tile comes out easily for cleaning!

  30. I am working on decorations for my son’s superhero birthday party!

  31. Hopefully my next project will be something home decor-ish or maybe Easter. I love the idea of a glue gun stand!

  32. Great idea! Thanks for the chance to win!

  33. I’ll be using my glue gun next for an Easter project!
    Thanks for the fun giveaway, Paula!

  34. I’ll be using my glue gun for making fabric flowers!!! Thanks so much!

  35. A speckled egg wreath!

  36. A speckled egg wreath!

  37. I just used my glue gun to make a spring wreath and sure could have used this holder!

  38. I’m making a Viking costume for camp! Need my glue gun to create studs and hold all sorts together.

  39. Elizabeth H says:

    Wow, you build good things very well. I use a glue gun about every day and right now, a spring wreath for my door. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  40. Peggy Schomaker says:

    What a great project! I love switching up the plates on my kitchen wall, but I’m not a fan of those plate hangers that show the 4 little “feet.” Another blogger has used a paper clip and a dab of hot glue. I’m thinking that might work, as I can peel it off and still stack the plates when it sin’t their turn on the wall. I’ve been using an old placemat for a glue gun mat, but it doesn’t work as a holder at all. 🙂

  41. Found you through The CSI Project website- love, love LOVE this! I seriously need one of these babies, can’t believe I never thought of making a holder for it! Great job!

  42. Such an awesome project and it looks great! I have tons of projects I need a glue gun for just need to get me one lol


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