Once again, we only need two things for this – Aleene’s Tack It Over and Over (also good for re-sticking mats and the back of unmounted rubber stamps) and two 4X6 pieces of wax paper. Edited to add: A kind fellow crafter (thanks, Lenae!) let me know I keep saying wax paper but have a picture of freezer paper. Both have a slick side and plain side. I have tried both and I would recommend the WAX PAPER not freezer paper. While the freezer works good in a pinch, I would definitely used the wax. I have a little harder time getting them off the freezer whereas I had no problem getting them off the wax.
Take one sheet of your waxed paper shiny side up. Start squeezing out glue globs to the size you want your dots to be. I usually make a few rows of small, medium, large dots and a few lines for ribbons and such.
Let dry till they are clear. That will depend on the moisture conditions of your home. My craft room is in the basement so it takes a little longer, about a day/day and a half. Sometimes before they are completely dry, I will add another glob on top of existing ones to add more dimension. So I can get a real good lift if I need it.
When dry, add the second piece of waxed paper shiny side down and enjoy! Since I am still on the same bottle of Aleene’s, I can’t tell you what the cost savings are. I know a bottle is about $5.99 at Michaels and if you have a coupon, that brings it down to $3.59. You can make a whole heck of a lot of glue dots for that price, I guarantee!
Here they are almost dry. As you can see the bigger ones take a little longer obviously. One thing I would not recommend is using your heat tool. I did that one time and they bubbled up. Should have known. It’s best to make them a few days before you really need them. Hope this helps all you crafters save some money. If you have any questions, feel free to leave it in the comments and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Have a good day and happy crafting!