Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Homemade Glue for Artist Stamps or Envelopes

Someone emailed and asked if I knew of any good recipes for glue that can be put down and moistened to seal an envelope. Glue like the kind found on the backs of envelopes.

Well...I have never attempted to make any, are a few I came across online. (I will be making some when I buy the extract. Something tells me that vinegar only would make them taste extremely bitter)

This website has four recipes for the glue. This one was the easiest:

ENVELOPE GLUE RECIPE #1 - Licky Sticky Glue from Karen Craig:

1 tsp Elmer's Glue
1/2 tsp. vinegar
2 drops mint flavoring

Have any of you attempted to make your own adhesive for envelopes? I must admit I usually just use a glue stick or double sided tape. But with a recipe that simple..I might try to make my own!

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  1. This is so cool. Who knew you could make this kind of glue yourself. And it's gotta be so much cheaper than the store-bought version which isn't easy to find either. I am so going to make a batch of this to try. Thanks for sharing the wealth. :)

  2. My mom made a bunch of "lick and stick" pictures with my kids. They cut out images from magazines and used this recipe (or some variation- I know it had jello powder).

  3. Katie- one of the other recipes on the site calls for gelatin powder. I am definitely going to try a few of these out soon. :)