Designed by Tia Davis
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Skill Level: Easy
Time: Less than 15 minutes
School Glue (I used Elmer's Glue but any brand will work.)
Container (I used a small canning jar.)
Spoon or other mixing tool
Fill a small canning jar about half way full with school glue.
Add water to bring the mixture level to 3/4 of the way full.
Store in a covered container with a tight seal to prevent drying.
A few notes:
I have found that a 2:1 ration of glue and water is about right, so that if you are mixing your decoupage medium in a larger jar or container it should still turn out with the right consistency. Experiment by adding more or less glue and water to achieve the consistency you prefer to work with.
There are many homemade decoupage and glue medium recipes on the internet. Some call for other ingredients added to these two, but glue and water seem to be the base.
Also, this homemade decoupage may be used to replace Mod Podge in craft projects. However, remember that Mod Podge contains a type of lacquer for preservation and finishing purposes. If you have any doubts about using your homemade decoupage in a project that calls for Mod Podge, do a little experimenting first on a small sample to make sure you are happy with the results.