5 Homemade Glue & Paste Recipes (Gluten

Aleene’s Jewel-It – Embellishing Glue: Bonds hard-to-hold items such as plastic, metal, glass, beads, rhinestones, pearls, and sequins to fabric. Painting or staining a wood blocks the pores, keeping the glue from penetrating into the wood. Hot glue guns should only be used to attach materials which are not affected by heat. In principle if you can get 2 surfaces smooth enough for the atomic forces to interact they will bond/fuse together without glue. When using wood glue: Spread wood glue along the entire area of both surfaces that you are gluing. So far, I can’t really tell the difference, except that white glue is extremely cheap.

Like white glue, yellow glue is based on polyvinyl acetate but formulated to be faster setting (five to 15 minutes), more viscous (to reduce ooze under clamping), and easier to sand, making it the standard wood adhesive for most carpenters and home hobbyists. Needless to say, the dots are much safer than using hot glue guns, and unlike liquid glues, they are odorless and mess-free. I also think that the varnish would help with it being a little more water proof and sealed better, the only downfall is that there is going to be some smell that comes along with using the varnish in the mix.

Given these quick-setting properties, always have all pieces and parts at hand before applying the glue. The Art Institute Designer Dry Clear Glue on Handy Hippo (shown in the picture) has an ultra fine metal tip (sold separately). For extra hold, you may want to apply a little extra glue around the edges of your Styrofoam where it meets your other surface. No. The decoupage glue that you use NEEDS to be dishwasher safe – which Martha Stewarts is. I know that Mod Podge is coming out with a dishwasher safe version soon though~ hope this helps!


There are various ways you could seal cardboard but basically you’ll have to cover every part of it that would ever come in contact with water or even humidity, and do that completely and without even tiny gaps. I would suggest if that is a necessity that you spray coat it with several layers of clear varnish on the side of the glass that has the glue coating.

I have tried this : mix the white glue with black enamel paint instead of acrylic paint for the outline (the blackline). Definitely try out your ‘extras’ to make certain that they do not disintegrate in the water. To be sure though, I’d be very grateful if you would let me know roughly in what temperature range it performs its function as a glue AFTER it is set, assuming it were fully set at room temperature, say.

For future applications, put your container in a bowl, pan or sink of hot water to warm it up again. Once you have the right glue, Styrofoam itself is fairly easy to work with—all you’ll usually need to do is apply the glue to the Styrofoam, stick it to the other surface, and wait for it to dry. BEAD-FIX by Beadalon – This is a wonderful glue for jewelry projects that need instant adhesion.

As the name suggests, fabric glue offers a way to bond fabric to fabric, or other materials to fabric (glitter, gems, sequins, etc), without sewing. To use this glue after it has cooled down and gelled, warm it back up by placing the jar of glue in a bowl of hot water, until the glue warms and softens. Either molecules on the surface change and fuse together; or the glue fills the tiny spaces or pores between the surfaces to be joined; or, in some cases, glue forms actual chemical bonds between the surfaces.

Ordinary hot glue guns can also work well to bind Styrofoam to many different craft surfaces, like paper, cardboard, wood, and so on. However, when using a hot glue gun with Styrofoam, the cooler, the better. Cleaning the bottle tip: Use a clean, damp cloth to wipe off excess glue after closing. When securing subfloors, for instance, you’ve got to screw down each sheet while the glue is still soft, not after flopping down all the sheets that cover the floor (however more efficient this might be).