Originally Posted by cackysanda
I take them straight out of the freezer and put them in the gun.....and put less on the back so it doesn't ooze out..or use the fine point tip on your gun to smooth it out....hth
I am going to try that! I HATE glue strings so much so what I do is immediately pull them away from whatever I am gluing and I dangle the string over the hot glue gun. The heat from the gun pulls the string off my hand and grabs onto it. After several days of this, the gun looks like a furry cobwebby mess. So I periodically do a cleaning of the glue gun while it is hot - everything pulls away easily. This has been the easiest way for me to get rid of the strings while I am working. Hope it helps someone else!
Oh, I also us a tweezer to grasp onto and pull any strings off my bows or clips. Couldn't work without one!