Glue, Glue and more GLUE!!

Every Year, thousands of empty plastic glue bottles get thrown away to sit in a landfill for many years. Making your own glue will not only save the planet, but it will also save you money.

Here are 2 recipes that are super simple and they make complete sense.
Homemade GlueI am so thankful that a friend of mine introduced me to this liquid, simple and “makes sense” recipe.

Liquid Glue Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Flour              
  • 1 ½ Cups Water
  • ½ Cup Sugar            
  • 1 tsp. Vinegar
  • Few Drops of Essential oil of choice (optional)
  • Old Glue Container

Clean out old glue bottle by washing with hot water.

Mix together and add to an old glue bottle. Enjoy!

Glue Stick Ingredients:

  • 5 Tbls. Corn Starch                      
  • 5 Cups Water
  • Few Drops food coloring of choice
  • Few Drops of Essential Oil of Choice (optional)
  • Old Glue Stick Containers

Clean out old glue by using hot water and a pipe cleaner if needed.

Mix the corn starch and water in a sauce pan and heat on high. Stir until the solution is completely combined.  (Also add a few drops of food coloring at this time for colored glue.)

Let the solution sit until it starts to boil. Reduce the heat to below medium and stir vigorously for 3-5 minutes.

Let the solution sit and slowly cool off while still on the burner with heat for 10-15 minutes.

The solution should start to thicken.

Remove the sauce pan from all heat and let it sit for  3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Once the solution has turned to a thick sludge, add essential oil – just a drop or two, mix and fill it into the empty glue stick containers.

Let the glue sticks sit for another 6-8 hours before using.

*If your glue is to runny try another batch with more corn starch and less water.