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Advice needed from crafty people

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So, here is my dilemma…. my kids hand-painted some coat hangers for me and the hubby for Xmas (a craft they did at playgroup). The only problem is that they used glitter paint which rubs off on any item that you place on the hanger I tried to spray the hangers with glue (the craft glue that comes in a can) so the glitter wouldn’t come off, but now the hangers are wet and sticky (even after letting them dry for a few days). Does anyone know how I can fix this? Is there anything else I can paint over the top of the sticky glue to make it dry?? Thanks!

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Old 27.01.2015, 21:43
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Old 27.01.2015, 21:45
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Re: Advice needed from crafty people

A clear polyurethane paint might work. It's worth a try as it sounds like they are items to treasure. It might take a few coats but it dries quickly so should be relatively easy.
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Old 27.01.2015, 21:51
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Re: Advice needed from crafty people

The problem is that glue is not a sealant. It's an adhesive, which means it likes to stick to stuff. It might be tricky to fix, but I'd say you have two options

- Try to wipe off the glue, which may also take some glitter along with it. then re-coat with glitter and seal with a proper sealant

- Just re-coat all the sticky areas with more glitter. Then seal it

Mod Podge is the go-to in the U.S. for this type of project, and this thread has suggestions on how to find something similar in CH

Good luck! Such a sweet thing for the kiddos to do.
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Put the hangers away. The kids will forget about them in a few days then bin them.

If the kids ever ask about them - say they're great in the wardrobe.
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Nooo.... I actually think it's really sweet I am very soppy like that am already planning on being able to hand them down to the grandkids one day
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Re: Advice needed from crafty people

brush them with a thin coat of 2 part epoxy
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Nooo.... I actually think it's really sweet I am very soppy like that am already planning on being able to hand them down to the grandkids one day
I know but you end up with boxes and boxes of decorated coat hangers, dipped candles, tea-light holders etc.
Sometimes my youngest brings back something that was made on a day when he wasn't actually at Krippe!
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Re: Advice needed from crafty people

Go to any DIY store and buy a can of PVA seal. its water based and white when you open the tin but dries clear, and you apply it with a brush. 1st coat will take about 2 hours to dry the 2nd about 20-30.... easy peasy
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Go to any DIY store and buy a can of PVA seal. its water based and white when you open the tin but dries clear, and you apply it with a brush. 1st coat will take about 2 hours to dry the 2nd about 20-30.... easy peasy
This one. This paints on white (so don't panic) but dries clear. It is brilliant for anything that does not come into contact with water. I reckon this is really what you had in mind when you came up with the idea of spraying on the glue, you just remembered it incorrectly!
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Re: Advice needed from crafty people

On the glue I would try a few coats of hair spray, or clear furniture polish.
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Re: Advice needed from crafty people

I have my first colouring book from infants school

(For those of a certain age: It was the one set in the castle with tall guard and the short (or less tall as he would be called now) guard. When it came to colouring in the royal baby I went for black - black - black everywhere. I guess that is what having a younger sister does to you )

Back to problem in hand, burn them, collect the ashes and add them to a jar labelled "Granddad"!! Which brings me neatly onto:

Dodgyken's fun things to do with children #62
Combine a history lesson with a tragic moment in your child's life. When a small pet dies (goldfish, hamster, small dog) head to the toy store and buy a small wooden boat. Take the boat, the passed pet and half a litre of unleaded down to the lake. Place the ex-pet on the boat, marinade in 95 octane, recant a prayer in Norwegian/Danish/Swedish, set light to the boat and push it out onto the lake. Then explain to your child (and the police) that the pet pining for fjords is taking its final trip to Valhalla.
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