Is resticky even a word? Well regardless, that’s exactly what we’re doing today. Because our Cricut mat has lost it’s mojo. But not to worry, with a little help from one of our craft room staples, we’ll have our mat back to all its former sticky glory in just a few minutes.
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First, you want give your mat a quick cleaning. We had a bunch of little pieces of paper stuck to ours that we scraped off with a crafting spatula. If your mat needs it, you can give it a quick wipe down with a wet rag and let dry.
Next, we used an EK Tools Zig Memory System 2-Way Jumbo Tip Glue Pen to apply a thin, even layer of glue to our mat. The EK Tools glue pen goes on blue, but dries clear. This makes it easy to see where and how much you’ve applied. When you first use your glue stick, you will have to press the tip firmly against your work surface a few times to get the glue flowing.
We like to go around the outside border first, being careful to stay within the cutting area. If you happen to get a little glue outside of the border, just quickly wipe it off with a cloth. Then fill in your border with long even strokes and let it dry completely.
The EK Tools glue pen gives it just the right amount of stick in our opinion. We’re still using our original Cricut mat that we purchased almost 5 years ago, and we’ve used this method to resticky it a couple times with great results. If you give it a try, let us know what you think. Do you know of another technique to resticky a Cricut mat? Let us know what you used and what your results were!