Hello sweet friends! Another Tried It post. In case you missed it before, my Tried It series is all about what actually works from Pinterest. And, hopefully I can add tips to make it better. So, this time I tried out homemade Mod Podge. What’s Mod Podge? Well, it’s a brand of glue that helps you decoupage. What’s decoupage? You’ll just have to google. Hee.
The recipe is simple… in fact, I don’t even know if I should call it a recipe…. Anyway…
Ingredients and supplies:
– White school glue (like Elmer’s… you know, the stuff that weird kid would drink in your first grade class).
– Jar with a lid
– Add equal parts white school glue and water to your jar. Put the lid on the jar, and shake it! Shake it real good.
– You’re done! You have your own homemade Podge. And, it really does work.
– This homemade podge is not waterproof. If you want it waterproof, you can spray it with with a sealant (especially if your craft will be coming into contact with moisture).
– If you want a thicker podge, add less water. Do a couple tests, maybe don’t add all the water right away.
– Well, ok. I’m guessing I made close to 16 oz (I compared it to a mayo jar… ha). So, a 16 oz jar of Mod Podge is around $12. My jar was .70 cents (found while thrifting), the glue was $3.50, and the water was free. I saved about $7 – $8. It took no time, seriously.
This is definitely a great recipe to have. I tested it out to add pretty vintage paper to my Fridge Work Station chalkboard (see the photo below). If you need directions on how to use your podge, here’s a link.