, other than hot glue and e6000 nothing else. I know e6000 takes longer to dry but after it dries really good, I haven't had any problems. I honestly don't like to deal with e6000, so what I do is, I make a whole bunch of bows, and then I glue them with e6000, I placed 2 alligator clips to hold the bow down on the lined clip, leave it there for a day and done. If I'm in a hurry then I use hot glue. I hate the strings too, but I do my best to not leave strings on the bows.