Create Cheap Homemade Modge Podge!

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Introduction: Create Cheap Homemade Modge Podge!

Run out of modge podge? Don't want to spend the money to get a bottle from the craft store? Use stuff around your kitchen to make your own! Make it as thick or watery as you'd like with the added advantage of deciding how much varnish you want.

Step 1: Gather It

You will need the following to make your own modge Podge:

1. Stove
2. Sauce Pan
3. 1 1/2 cups Flour
4. 1/4 of a cup of granula sugar
5.1/4 tsp oil (Veggie or olive)
6. Spoon
7. Mason Jar or air tight container
8. 1 cupWater

Step 2: Mix It

Take the Saucepan and put it on Medium to Low heat on the stove top (3 or 4)
add the 1 and 1/2 cups flour 1/4 a cup of sugar, 1 cup water, and 1/4 a tsp oil.

You should add flour and water until you get your desired consistancy as these measurements are just ideas of what you may want.

If you'd like a higher varnish you should add more oil.

Step 3: Stir It

Stir up all your ingredients over medium to low heat ( depending on how hot your stove top gets) for 5 to 10 minutes but make sure NOT TO BOIL  the mixture. 

Stir constatnly until well mixed

Step 4: Store It

Take your Mason jar or other air tight container and pour the mixture in, let it cool to room temperature and seal.

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just created this! was worried that it wouldn't work or the gritty would be too noticeable for my taste, but it works well.

Because this is made with food products, will it have a short shelf life?

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In my experience it only lasted two days

Does this work on fabric?

How much oz/ ml does it roughly make? Thanks

I just made it letting it cool now im hoping it works and if it does ill post a photo of my finished peice.

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did it work well?

When I was younger with 6 siblings we only used flour and water for gluing projects together. I see no reason why this recipe won't work.

i need a waterproof sealant that won't stickthings together.

I ran out of olive oil so I just used sunflower seed oil from Trader Joes and it worked out great and for a bit of a nicer smell I addad some vanilla extract

Looks like this would be a good glue for children, as it's edible and will probably wash out of their clothing, but no way would I use it on my craft projects that I want to last a long time, or on anything I'd want to sell. Decoupage glue has superior adhering qualities and contains sealers and varnishes that regular glue does not. That is why it's more expensive.

i just bought a new bottle of modge podge and it was grainy.iam hoping this will cover the grainy finish.thanks.

EPIC FAIL!!!!! What a waste of ingredients!!!!! DO NOT USE THIS RECIPE!!!!

Nobody ever really stated if they used it and how the piece turned out. I've currentyl made the recipe and am waiting for it to cool before I attach scrap paper to wood for a monogram plaque. Hope it works because I have no white glue or mod podge available. Cheers!

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how did it turn.out? I.just made.it ..hoping it thins out with a.quick.mix

the photo you use is it a foto that you print on your printer or a real photo that you are develop by a photo shop

the photo you use is it a foto that you print on your printer or a real photo that you are develop by a photo shop

Don't use this recipe. Way too thick and even if you double the water it still doesn't give you a good consistency.