I went to 2 craft stores yesterday- both said double sided wouldn't stay...guess they're wrong?! one suggested using a brush and brushing on E6000. that worked ok but the brush obviously kept drying and getting hard! (and also showed through a bit with the lighter colors).
But i'm gonna trust you guys more about the double sided tape. if you say it works- it works! so much easier!
and thanks for the advice for wrapping, i'll try that.