Introduction: Make a Glue Gun Holder

About: Retired, doing art work now. Great. Have the time and the money to spend doing what I want to do.

This instructable is done for practice, number one, but is also a useful tutorial for making a Glue Gun Grasper. Also known as a holder. Ever been annoyed by the gun stands that come with these things? Seems that the gun is always falling off, gumming up things you don't want it too, even moving into your way and interfering with your project. No more. I came up with this idea after being frustrated by the aforementioned bugs.

Step 1: Gather Materials

For this project you will need:
1. An empty cat food can, washed and dried.
2. A piece of cardboard for a base for the can.
3. Ballast: i.e., old nuts, bolts, and washers, or anything that will fit in the can to add weight.
4. Wire cutters or tin snips to cut the can with.
5. Paints of your choice and a brush.

Step 2: Get Cardboard Base

Cut piece of card board for base.

Step 3: Cut Can to Shape

Cut can to hold glue gun. Cut so that gun is held by the can when you set it down.

Step 4: Add Ballast

Place ballast in can to give it weight and stability.

Step 5: Glue Holder to Base

Glue can with weights to the base piece of cardboard.

Step 6: Paint If Desired

Paint and or decorate if you choose. Adds a little touch to your project.