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These took about 15 min to make, paint and attach.... I did 7 letters in all
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Hot Glue Letters For Tombstones

1 stencil or draw freehand
parchment paper
hot glue sticks
glue gun
small finishing nails
foam block
spray paint
elmers glue opt

make glue letters on th parchment paper
when cool peel off turn over
take one nail and dab a blob of glue on head
glue nail to letter in pressure points
let cool
attach to foam block
spray paint
attach to tombstone pushing carefully on the nail areas into the foam a little at a time ,alternating
you can also add a dab of elmers glue to back of letter before attaching.
ps the stencil goes under the parchment paper
 

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Good thing you added the PS...or i woulda just done the thingy in the middle. :D
 

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LOVE the how to Lilly!!! Thank you for sharing it! I would have never thought of that, and now you have given me an idea also! But I won't be making the letters... :devil: muwahahahahaha (cough, cough, couch) LOL
 

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I love using hot glue for all sorts of things.
hot glue is your friend...HaHa
Fangs
heres a couple pics you may like made from hot glue
blacklight skelly bat, hanging bat, group bats
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bat wings
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Very creative Lilly. Those letters are sure to help lots of folks out.
Is that an apple bat you made? The body looks like one of those dried apple creations.
 

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LILLY!!! Those are sooo cool! Thank you for showing me those pics!!! Did you hear my jaw drop? :devil: hehehehe... Thank you for the AWESOME idea... ay, me doth thinks there be some hot glue bats in me gazebo this Halloween!!!!!!!! I'm so glad i just got a multi-temp glue gun! :> Would you happen to have a how-to on the bat skeleton? :D perty please! :> If not that is ok too...
 

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DS yes those are apple bats..I was making shrunken heads one day and thought they would work for bats too.

Fangs and Sickie
I'll work on the how to, I have a written one but some may need explaining and so I'll have to do some pictorials with it.
 

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Lilly ~ so the nails are used to push into the foam? Would gluing them on work?
(probably not....or you would've done that I guess) but wanted to know what happens if they aren't stuck in with nails?
 

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The glue may hold them as long as it doesnt dissolve in the rain, but the nails are just more reinforcement plus if you want to change your writing you can lift them out gently and redo.
 

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Wow those are some great glue creations you should post a tutorial on how to make the hot glue bats!!!!!
 

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I'm working on the how to for the bats need some more glue sticks first...
and want to take pics so it will be easier to explain ..
 

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I'm anxiously awaiting your how-to for a general idea how...er...to do it. heh Then I want to develop my own style. :D
 

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ok Sickie there is a written one no pics in prop how tos
 
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