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Make your own homemade Glue

Here is a simple recipe to make a waterproof binding mixture that is good on most fabrics and paper.

To make pint/115ml

  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 2 envelopes gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons glycerin

Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan, then remove it from the heat. Stir in the gelatine until it dissolves, and then add the vinegar and glycerin; stir well. Leave the mixture to cool. Apply the glue while warm. It will keep for many months in a tightly sealed jar, but will gel after a few days. Heat the jar in hot water before reusing.

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