| | Re: Is there an alternative to a hot glue gun for ribbon sculptures?
Try E-6000 glue. I use it for some many different things. I squirt a dab of glue on wax paper and use a toothpick to apply the glue where ever needed. It doesn't dry immediately like hot glue, it won't melt when things get hot and it is much cleaner looking (no messy strings of glue). The downfall is: it doesn't dry immediately, so you have to hold it till it starts to stick together and it is expensive (but it doesn't take as much as hot glue does).