Introduction: Hot Glue Matches

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In the Instructable Pocket-Size Portable Hot Glue, I demonstrated a way to make hot glue portable.

I have used that portable glue a few times now and I find it very handy.

Just the other day I visited my girlfriends parents and was asked to glue a painting that had fallen out of the frame.

I had a glue stick attached to the keys, so it only took me a few seconds to do the job.

In this Instructable we look at another way to make a portable hot glue.

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Step 1:

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Heat up the glue stick and apply some glue on the matches.

I used a piece of foam to hold the matches while the glue cooled down.

Step 2:

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I added a label to the matchbox to know what's inside

If I'm ever on the road and I need to glue something fast, all I need to do is strike a match.


pschofield2 made it! (author)2016-07-30

this might work as well

afridave (author)2016-04-21

very clever idea....additionally they could be carried in a survival kit and double as fire starters...wind resistant matches...especially if you embedded additional sulphur heads into the hot glue...

Magzzee (author)2016-02-19

Great idea! TYSM for sharing!

Kriistianne16 (author)2015-11-13

Nice one :)

DarrenO2 (author)2015-11-01

Thumbs UP man. You are completely amazing!!!

ShakeTheFuture (author)DarrenO22015-11-02

Thank You!

alSteven (author)2015-10-30

Creative. :D

grodrirgues (author)2015-10-27

why didn't I think of that
cause it's so simple and
easy, I think it will surely
shake the future

ajs1313 (author)2015-10-27

Very clever!

Catley (author)2015-10-25

Without a doubt, the most ingenious, and at the same time simple, hack I've seen!

ShakeTheFuture (author)Catley2015-10-25

Thank You!

RajeshS9 (author)2015-10-24

Repaired my car remote with this and was amazed to see the results. Thanks.

ShakeTheFuture (author)RajeshS92015-10-25

Good to know. Cheers!

Arnoldofingo (author)2015-10-18

The best step in this instructable is that you DON'T need a glue gun...! Brilliant

Simplicity deserves rewards...

Rivkah (author)2015-10-17

That is nothing short of GENIUS!!!

gravityisweak (author)2015-10-13

This would be an incredible addition to a survival kit and it wouldn't take up any more space than a normal box of matches. Now your matches will do twice as much! Excellent work! This is the type of thinking that drives instructables.

PaperSquadron (author)2015-10-13

This is really fantastic. Provides heat and serves as the applicator at the same time. Really nice.

Thank You!

diogo monteiro (author)2015-10-12

good for na emergency



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pedrorondon (author)2015-10-13

Simple and genius!.

Thank You!

MattS84 (author)2015-10-13

What a great idea!

ShakeTheFuture (author)MattS842015-10-13

Thank You!

mehlani made it! (author)2015-10-11

I made this and it works well!!! Used a glue gun instead of candle to apply glue to matchsticks which made it even easier ;)

ShakeTheFuture (author)mehlani2015-10-12


Yes, I guess it is easier to apply it with a glue gun.


mehlani made it! (author)2015-10-11

Just enough glue for small repairs and projects..

King717 (author)2015-10-11

Amazing idea

mehlani (author)2015-10-10

I LOVE this idea!!

ShakeTheFuture (author)mehlani2015-10-11

Thank You!

star3844 (author)2015-10-10

I love your idea!! Thank you!!

ShakeTheFuture (author)star38442015-10-11

Thank You!

SangeetS (author)2015-10-10

Hot Idea.

ShakeTheFuture (author)SangeetS2015-10-11

Thank You!

jeanniel1 (author)2015-10-09

So easy and yet so versatile! Thank you

ShakeTheFuture (author)jeanniel12015-10-10

Thank You!

projectsugru (author)2015-10-08

You've done it again! :) brilliant idea we all love it here

Thank You!

BlaueeliseA (author)2015-10-08

super, Idee!!

Thank You!

trike road poet (author)2015-10-08

Handy for so many out and about situations! Thanks for the tip!


lanoral_36 (author)2015-10-08

pretty cool


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Setka_2005 (author)2015-10-08

Simple and useful. Thanks!

Thank You!

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