DIY Hot Glue Gun Holder

Hey friends!

I hope you are all having an awesome week!  I am here today to share  my DIY Hot Glue Gun Holder!  This baby is something every girl needs!

hot glue gun stand
My Meme gave me a glue gun holder years ago.  I loved the idea, but there were things about it that didn’t work so well either.  So… I came up with a ‘Shanty’ version we can all make together!

This is such an easy project, and would make a great ‘make & take’ for a girl’s craft night!

So… Let’s get started!


For those of you that don’t own a saw, this is a perfect one for you!

This is actually the saw that I started with before getting my ‘big daddy’ saw, and I still put this to use.  You just mark your cut line with a pencil, and saw the board on your line!  Easy and NOT scary… Promise!

how to make a glue gun holder

glue gun holder 2

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hot glue gun holder 2

See… Told you this was simple!  I LOVE mine!  I use it every time I pull my hot glue gun out.  It keeps it standing up and when the glue piles up on the tile, you can just peel it off easily after it dries.  The bomb.

Here are a few more shots of mine in action ;-)!

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hot glue gun stand

hot glue gun holder

Hope you like it!  If you purchase the materials needed to make this, you can easily make 8 or so for right around $1 a piece… Woohoo!!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!  I would LOVE for you to PIN and share this baby below!  Have an awesome Wednesday!



  1. Renefrit on June 24, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Today, I used power tools for the first time ever (I’m almost 32) and I can’t cut straight to save my life, but I’m proud of what I did! It’s mine and I did it all by myself and I thank you for the turtorial and making it a little easier for me! 🙂

  2. Nancy Rector on January 17, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Lovely holder and great tutorial! I’m posting this on reddit among other places. Ü

  3. Melanie on December 1, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Thank you for the tutorial! I made this with a couple modifications and love it!

  4. Patricia Cooper on October 24, 2014 at 6:40 am

    Love it, made it today, I did not have a tile so I used a jar lid and it came out great. Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Kae @ I Should Have Sewn on January 20, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    very cool. I’m going to have to make one. Thanks for the tutorial.

  6. gale on October 12, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    What is the saw you use? It says “this is the saw…” but there’s no picture of a saw…

  7. Alexis on July 4, 2013 at 12:25 am

    🙁 i tried making this tonight and it sucked 🙁 the outcome is WAY to big for my hot glue gun and everything just seems really off this makes me sad because i went out and got all the stuff from the store to make it all well guess thats a lesson learned .. maybe ill find a better glue gun that will fit it so it dont feel its a complete waste :/

    • Shanty2Chic on July 4, 2013 at 6:41 am

      Yes Alexis all glue guns are different sizes which is why I stated that mine was my favorite $5 glue gun from Walmart. It’s a cheap glue gun that works really well. Thanks for your sweet message. Happy 4th!

      • Alexis on July 4, 2013 at 12:19 pm

        Thanks shanty i must have missed that part but i need a new glue gun any way so i guess ill go get me one THANK YOU 🙂 i cant wait to make this work 🙂 but now im also going to find a way to make it for my smaller gun now too ..

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      I used the plans at www. for this project because they are much better – highly recommended you check those out too – it’s just a much better plan. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha


  8. Golnoush Cookson on June 15, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I really love that the way you build a hot glue gun stand is by using hot glue! It was so easy! My boys and I built it for my husband for fathers day.

  9. Evett Reda on May 7, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Great idea. I am making several , one for me and a couple for family and friends. Thanks a bunch!

  10. Darcy McNairy on May 6, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Love this project! Thanks for sharing the instructions. Every crafter needs one of these.

  11. Rebecca Cavinee on April 17, 2013 at 1:05 am

    I made this. It was so easy and I will be making more for friends and family. Thank you for the idea.

  12. Lisa Gregory Erdmann on April 11, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Love it! Is this tile 3″ x 3″?

  13. Debbie Borthwick on February 15, 2013 at 10:34 am

    This is perfect! I’m using a disposable plate and the gun won’t stand up, of course. I will be doing something like this, great idea! Thanks, I’ve pinned.
    Debbie 🙂

  14. Mejia Mamma on February 4, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Pinned & recreated within a week…such a great idea and SO easy…a million thanks!! Here’s my blog post about it, linked back up to you as well 😉

  15. Kathleen Bell on January 24, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Love this! Pinned it and will be making it. Thanks.

  16. Megacrafty on January 19, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    What a fantastic idea- I need to make one of these asap! Thanks for sharing this great tutorial. : )

  17. Wendy Burchik on January 17, 2013 at 9:30 pm


  18. Rachael on January 17, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    This is based in so much common sense that you would’ve thought there would be many in stores. But I’ve never seen such a thing – always needed something like it – and think I won’t be able to live much longer without it. Brilliant.

  19. pcrusberg on January 17, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Love this! I came over from Pinterest.

  20. Lynne Pearce on January 17, 2013 at 9:33 am

    So clever!

  21. Joan on January 17, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Perfect idea…gotta make one!

  22. Kay Stoll on January 16, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    I can’t believe I haven’t seen this before! Such a good idea! And it was just added to my To Do List!

  23. Virginia Fynes on January 16, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    pinned one like this the other day, thanks for the tutorial. will be making one!

  24. Rose on January 16, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Wonderful! Thanks so much for the great step by step instructions!

  25. Mindi Carwin on January 16, 2013 at 9:41 am

    So awesome! Totally pinning and making, love your great idea!

  26. Rachel Rockwell on January 16, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Love this idea!!!

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