This craft supply can be made inexpensively at home. This guide is about making homemade mod podge.
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Make your own Mod Podge for decoupage. I just covered the lid of a jewelry box I got for $.50. The inside was a lovely red satin and velvet, but the top was down to the cardboard. It was white leatherette, and I found a 50's vintage fashion photo in Bazaar, just the right size, and used my homemade mod podge (which is just white glue thinned with water!) to decoupage the top. Now it looks as if it's always been that way and is quite stylish, all for $.50, a magazine photo, and some white glue!
Source: me and a craft activity I saw at a fair years ago where they used this white glue solution.
By Pam from Los Angeles, CA
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Here are questions related to Making Homemade Mod Podge.
How do I make Mod Podge with South African products?
By Anne Marie from South Africa
Can you use fabric glue for decoupage?
I want to place decals on a painted wood surface. Will the mod podge recipe work and be clear when dry so the decal will not show cloudiness?
By Tom C.
What is the water to glue ratio to make decoupage glue, and can I use this recipe on fabric to tin and plastic?
By Kathy from Frankfort, IL
By Phyllis Smith 10/28/2010
I have used equal parts of water and regular white glue to decoupage paper to something else. For a recent project where I was adhering cloth letters to wood, I used the decoupage glue and did not water it down. I "painted" 2 layers to make sure they stuck!
Tin and plastic should work. I did cancelled stamps on tin plates once. I would be careful to wash the plastic in Dawn to be sure there is no grease on the surface.
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Does anyone have a recipe for decoupage glue like mod podge? It is so expensive.
Dameemag from Rothbury, MI
I am looking for the best recipe to make Mod Podge that is clear when it hardens and is easy to rub down with a 220 grit sand paper. Thank you.
By A. S. from South Africa
How do I make decoupage out of white glue?
By Carla from Garland, TX