How to make your own glue

by Megan Bayliss | December 29, 2011 9:19 am

[1]This home-made glue recipe[2] is terrific: really strong.

It is also plastic free. That's good!

Book binding strength, I use it as a paper craft glue. It's waterproof too so you can use it to seal craft projects...like these coiled paper bowls[3].

[4]You need just four ingredients: vinegar, gelatine, glycerine and water.

Work quickly with your stirring and have a paint brush on hand to apply the glue to your products.

If there is any left over, store it in an air tight container (glass jar) and re-warm it to re-use. Pictures follow.

Just four ingredients: water, vinegar, gelatine and glycerine (I bought a small bottle in the health food section of the grocery shop)
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On the stove, add the gelatine to the boiling water: stir, stir, stir and then add the glycerine and stir some more.

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Store the left over glue in an air tight container. The recipe doesn't make much. Double it if you need to. Store excess and re-heat when you need it.

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Go on: make your own strong glue at home and do your bit to save the planet from a build up of plastics and chemicals.

Here's a recipe for Air Dried Porcelain[8] that you can also use the vinegar and glycerine in. You know that you can use vinegar as a softener in your washing machine, right? It is an antiseptic (for your skin) and disinfectant (for benches/floors), too. I buy a bottle of vinegar each shopping day - it is a wonder product for the environment.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://thejunkwave.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/4.jpg
  2. home-made glue recipe: http://thejunkwave.com/2011/04/25/how-to-make-glue-waterproof-and-strong/
  3. coiled paper bowls: http://thejunkwave.com/2011/12/19/magazine-crafts-recycled-paper-coiled-into-a-bowl/
  4. [Image]: http://thejunkwave.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/3.jpg
  5. [Image]: http://thejunkwave.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/1.jpg
  6. [Image]: http://thejunkwave.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/2.jpg
  7. [Image]: http://thejunkwave.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/5.jpg
  8. Air Dried Porcelain: http://thejunkwave.com/2011/07/18/how-to-make-your-own-air-dried-porcelain-with-common-household-ingredients/
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