When refurbishing vintage jewelry boxes, I go through A LOT of decoupage. Inevitably I always run out when I need it most. The last thing I want to do, in the middle of a project, is load up the kids and run to the store for more. I've learned to be resourceful and make my own recipe which often works better then the real thing.
Granted I normally make small amounts at a time but thanks to Pinterest I was inspired to whip up a larger batch. Here's my homemade version:
- A jar
- Left over glue (I normally use Aleene's but Elmers works well too)
Step Two: Add water. I normally start with one part water two parts glue. I actually added too much water in the picture above and had to add more glue because I like my mixture a little on the thicker side.
Step Three: Find a cute little boy, or girl, to shake it like a Polaroid picture. Okay, a cute kid isn't necessary but it makes the process so much more fun.
Voila! Homemade decoupage. I used my homemade blend to add a little fabric to the jar lid. Note: You may prefer the mixture to be a little thicker or thinner depending on your projects.
Good luck making your own home made decoupage.
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