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Homemade Mod Podge

We all know how expensive Mod Podge is at the craft store, right?  And since there are so many projects which use it, I thought I could find a homemade version online.  Love pinterest!  This is seriously the easiest DIY project I have ever done.
  • A Jar (I rescued an empty Tostitos Creamy Spinach Dip Jar YUMMM which was on its way out to be recycled)
  • Elmer's White Glue (I used two 4 fl oz bottles)
  • Water
Before I made the Mod Podge, I washed out the jar and spray painted the lid silver.  I also took off the label from the jar and did my best to get rid of all of the adhesive (first tried a paper towel and rubbing alcohol, but it didn't work and then I tried olive oil and it worked like a charm).
  1. Empty glue into jar
  2. Fill the empty glue bottle with water and pour into the new jar with the glue  (Ideally, you want 50% glue and 50% water)
  3. Shake, Shake, SHAKE the jar
That's it!  You have made homemade mod podge!  EASY PEASY!
You can get a little fancy and create a label too if you want.  My label was printed from here.  I simply added text before I printed and then cut it out.  I used packaging tape to tape it on the jar (so it would be easy to take on and off if I wanted and to keep it water sealed).
 What do you think?


  1. does this dry clear like mod podge? or does it dry white?

    1. Hi Kristany, yes it dries clear! Love that! :)

  2. Elmer's glue all.

    Is this just all purpose glue or PVA?


  3. Elmer's glue all.

    Is this just all purpose glue or PVA?


  4. You can make homemade goo gone with oil and baking soda. I found a recipe on Pinterest. :)


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