I use hot glue for almost everything making bows. You can't take my bows apart without ruining them. I use a serious glue gun not one of those little bitty 1.99 guns they don't heat the glue to a high enough temp. Most people do not realize all glue guns are not created equal. I recommend aleenes ultimate http://www.adhesivetech.com/consumer...&CID=56&TID=52
Also you need a gun that dispenses the glue quickly enough that the first of what you dispense does not cool before you cover the whole area you are attaching.