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Make Your Own All Natural Glue | Glass, Paper, Fabric, Ceramic, Wood It Sticks It All

Glue is necessary for so many projects yet most glues contain toxic ingredients
Yes even ones labeled as "Non-Toxic".

We have been making our own completely natural, practically edible glues for many years and have had great success gluing just about everything to anything.

Here are my basic recipes for all types of glue:

Basic all purpose liquid glue:

Basic Glue

Add 3 tablespoons of boiling hot vinegar to 1 teaspoon of gelatin.
Beat rapidly with the fork until no crystals remain and it is a bit frothy.
Use in a liquid state and paint on just about anything.
Dries hard, slightly flexible and clear.

Ceramic, porcelain and pottery glue

Add 3 tablespoons of boiling hot vinegar to 1 teaspoon of gelatin.
Beat rapidly with the fork until no crystals remain and it is a bit frothy.
Add in 1 teaspoon of cornstarch and stir.
Use while warm by painting (with a small paintbrush) 
both edges of the broken porcelain or clay dish/ornament with the mixture.
wait a few seconds and stick the pieces together.
It should be fully dry and hardened in a few hours and it dries almost clear.

This worked amazingly when my husband broke a handmade clay pot given to us for our wedding, it is now as good as new. 

Wood Glue and Filler

The recipe above (ceramic glue) also works perfectly as a wood glue, mixing it with 1/2 teaspoon of fine sawdust it can make a good wood filler.
Let dry until completely hardened, then sand.

Waterproof Glue

2 tablespoons of cold water
2 packets unflavored gelatin (1/2 oz.)
3 tablespoons of skim milk
2 drops of clove oil

Dissolve gelatin in cold water in a bowl. 
Bring milk to a boil and then stir into softened gelatin. 
Add a few drops of oil of cloves if glue is to be kept for more than a day. 
To Use: While the glue is still warm, brush a thin layer on the objects to be glued. Store in an air-tight container. This glue will also gel when cooled, soften to use by placing the jar in warm water or on top of a warmer. Good for adhering glass to glass, can be used for adhering glass to other objects when in it's gelled state.

Paste Glue ( For paper products including wall paper)

1 1/2 cups white flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup cold water
 2 cups boiling water

Combine flour and sugar. Slowly add cold water and beat/mix out any lumps.
Put mixture in a saucepan over a medium heat.
Add the boiling water, and stirring constantly, bring the mixture to a boil.
When stiff, remove from heat and add salt.
Store in air-tight container. Should keep several weeks.
If the paste hardens, soften by mixing in small amounts of warm water as needed.

This paste is good for wall paper, kids glue and paper crafts including mache.
For a SUPER-STRONG paste glue add in  tsp of gelatin to the boiling water first.

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