T-Shirt Wall Art is tops (& a Hot Glue Gun Helpers giveaway!)

Today’s blast from the past is DIY T-Shirt Wall Art, ranked #4 on Crafts ‘n Coffee this past year. Why make wall art from t-shirts? It’s an incredibly easy and inexpensive way to decorate your walls – and it helps to clean out that t-shirt drawer. But don’t stop there – once you’ve made your repurposed T-Shirt Wall Art, how about repurposing your jeans, too? The Denim Memo Board & Pencil Cube are #10 on Crafts ‘n Coffee.


Make a T-Shirt Gallery -- it's super fast & super cheap.


Add a round disc to change it up a bit.

ideas for repurposing denim jeans

Save your old jeans to make a Denim Bulletin Board & Pencil Cube.

I am so excited about today’s giveaway! First of all, it’s from the very lovely Cathie Filian and the very charming Steve Piacenza, who have such a long list of accomplishments – Emmy nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts, inventors, handcraft designers, and super-nice people. Here’s another reason why I love them – they invented Hot Glue Gun Helpers, the best idea ever! At my house, we don’t pick up a glue gun without wearing a bright pink finger cap.

Cathie Filian, inventor of Hot Glue Gun Helpers

OUCH! Cathie & Steve invented the Hot Glue Gun Helpers.

To help celebrate our blogiversary, Cathie and Steve have provided a set of Hot Glue Gun Helpers for today’s giveaway. This bright pink set includes three fingers caps; a press wand, paddle and tweezers; and a craft mat. You will wonder how you ever crafted without them! For your chance to win the Hot Glue Gun Helpers, tell me about your favorite glue for STYROFOAM Brand Foam. (Need a hint? Check out our Top Tips.)


You might win a set of Hot Glue Gun Helpers.

This is day #3 in our four-day blogiversary celebration, with a different giveaway each day. I’ll draw names for each giveaway after midnight on Sunday, April 15.

Thanks for stopping in. Happy crafting!


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32 Responses to T-Shirt Wall Art is tops (& a Hot Glue Gun Helpers giveaway!)

  1. cnuland says:

    My favorite is white craft glue

  2. Felicia Woodward says:

    I made a cornice topper for my windows with styrofoam and I used hot glue and it worked perfectly! Love styrofoam – so easy and it looks great!

  3. ColleenB. says:

    What an Awesome Giveaway. Anyone who does crafts and works with glue, I’m sure could really use this prize package. I know I could.

    I may get some flack about my comment, but just being honest here.
    Sorry to say but hot glue is the worse to use directly on styrofoam cause it will melt if applied
    directly to the styrofoam and releases toxic fumes. (that’s why you never want to burn styrofoam) The thing to do is, glue the object you want to attach to the styrofoam but not on the styrofoam directly.

    When I work with styrofoam I use spray adhesive; E-6000; Thick, white craft glue; but the best is actual Styrofoam glues which comes in both the tube and spray such as UHU Styrofoam glue,Weldbond and 3M 77.

  4. Brittany says:

    I love this! What a great way to repurpose tshirts that my kids love after they’ve outgrown them! I usually just go with regular white craft glue when crafting with Styrofoam. I use my glue gun for pretty much everything else though! Thanks for a chance at such a great giveaway! 🙂

  5. Kathy H says:

    Love the wall art! I have a large blank wall that guests look at when they come in our front door. It needs something like this!! For styrofoam, I use low temp glue. I have a separate glue gun that I use for these glue sticks. Have a blessed day! Kathy

  6. buggalcrafts says:

    well, i seem to melt my styrofoam using hot glue so i have been using Foam Glue, Mod Podge and straight pins. usually a combo of the glue and straight pins. these products seem to be just what i need. i have been on a self hot glue ban for several years and have just dusted the ole glue gun off. so i despereately need these products. luckliy i don’t scar these burns or else i’d look really, really scarred up! thanks for the heads up on this!

  7. Amanda says:

    I use hot glue for almost everything including styrofoam but on the low heat setting

  8. Rebecca W says:

    I use tacky glue most often.

  9. Bev Ebersole says:

    I use my low temp glue for everything.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. fawn strunk says:

    I use a low temp hot glue gun for most of my crafts but when it comes to styrofoam the best is thick white craft glue… Thanks for this giveway..

  11. Mary Lou says:

    I use low temp glue for styrofoam along with a fast tack white glue when gluing items together. I find using both helps my project stay together. I put the white glue in the center leaving a narrow rim around the edge. Then I add hot glue inside the rim. Then I quickly apply one to the other or whatever and press firmly

  12. mycraftyblog says:

    I use my hot glue gun 😀

  13. Deb Neerman says:

    WoW, this wall-art is uber-cool! I’m an email newsletter subscriber and I had to come over for a closer look at these projects.

    I’ve been looking alllll over for this Hot Glue Gun tool set! I HAVE to win it here ‘cuz it’s impossible to find in stores! Please pick me, LOLOL!

    Thanks so much for the chance … and for all the inspiration!

    • Sharon says:

      Hi Deb, Thanks for taking a minute to take a closer look. If you don’t win, you can order the Hot Glue Gun Helpers online — I’ve included a link above. Good luck! Sharon

  14. Birgit says:

    Great — and very useful — set. 🙂 Thanks for the chance!

  15. Jeannie (blue) says:

    With this set I’d happily trade the straight pins I’ve been using for hot glue!

  16. Missy says:

    Low Temp and High Temp – I still burn myself. This is the best invention EVER! the paddle is a fantastic idea.

  17. Sar Tann says:

    HAHAHA I’ve been using glue guns and pots for over 20 years now. Rarely do I not get burned somehow. I used to think it was just me, but now I don’t feel so bad. I usually prefer use a low temp glue gun as well with styrofoam . However depending on the project I will use stryo spray adhesive or styro glue. 🙂

  18. ambjer s. says:

    fingertip protectors for using your glue gun, genius!!
    in the past I have used thick craft glue

  19. Faith K says:

    I usually use a low temp glue for my glue gun, but I swear I don’t have any fingerprints left! Hot Glue Gun Helpers, where have you been all my life?!?!?!?

  20. I used to burn my fingers all the time, but have since discovered a multi-temp gun. Now my fingers are safe and so are my projects -no more melted mess!

  21. Denise Royal says:

    I have used regular white glue in the past.

  22. Kerry Kenne says:

    I use my hot glue gun anytime I am using Styrofoam. It works great & sets fast!

  23. annehaun says:

    I love regular old thick white craft glue such as Tacky as I am so prone to burning my fingers. These glue gun helpers are what I need.

  24. Donna O'Neil says:

    This is sooo awesome! Even though I used a low temp glue gun on my spring burlap wreath, I still managed to get glue on my fingers and hands. Thanks for the chance!

  25. Lisa M says:

    I like using hotglue. When I make snowman heads to go on candy jars.
    It makes for a quick and easy hold for the job. The denium memo board looks great. What a fun look. Love the pockets.

  26. LOVE that “No more burns” set! That is why I try and avoid hot glue guns whenever possible, but sometimes they are the only ones that hold. Thanks so much for sharing.

  27. Carla says:

    I use hot glue or tacky glue on my Styrofoam projects!

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