My best friend as a crafter is my hot glue gun. I love it for a quick bond and its simple design and function.
However, sometimes things can get a little messy as far as burning fingertips and hot glue drips on various surfaces when not in use.
While shopping at Walmart, I ran across some silicone pot holders with groves placed throughout. This silicone oven mitt is now my hot glue gun's best friend. It catches all the drips (which do not stick) and the gun is able to stand upright in the groves when not in use.
If you are looking for a cheap way to keep your hot glue gun ready on any project, I feel this is your best bet.
Try it and let me know what you think!