Friday, December 2, 2011

Make your own Mod Podge

I discovered a penny-pinching way of making Mod Podge.

Credit to:

Mod Podge Glaze:

Mix 3 parts white glue (elmer's or any cheap brand) to 1 part water.
Add more or less water to get the desired texture and thickness.
Add 2 Tbsp. varnish, for shine.  
I store mine in a Mason Jar ( I love, love, love, Mason Jars)!

Just Like Mod Podge:   (I have not tried this recipe yet)

1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. non-self rising flour
1/2 tsp. powdered alum
1 3/4 c. water
1/4 tsp. oil of cinnamon
In medium size pan, mix together sugar, flour and alum.
Gradually add 1 cup water, stirring vigorously to break up lumps.
Boil until clear and smooth, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.
Add remaining water and oil.  Stir until thoroughly mixed.  Put into container with screw on lid.

Now just to be thoroughgoing:   Why You Should Not Make Your Own Mod Podge
However, it works okay for my little projects.