Making your own glue is a fun and rewarding project and you’ll learn a bit about glue in process. You may want to get a few re-usable jars to keep your it in until you’re ready to use it, baby food storage jars work well and are easy to clean afterwards – buy here.

Here are a few recipes along with a brief description of what each one is best used for.

Strengthen up your repair with this neat hack, it works with both store bought and homemade super glue.

Gum Arabic Super Glue Recipe

This glue is best used to repair broken crockery, vases and china. Use a toothpick or matchstick to apply a thin coat along the broken edges and then press and hold them together. It takes around an hour to dry and cures completely in 24 hours. Small pieces will be able to be handles after about fifteen minutes. This glue keeps for about a year in a sealed jar.

  • 3 Tablespoons of Gum Arabic – Buy Here
  • 1 Tablespoon of Glycerin – Buy Here
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Water

Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl. Keep the glue in an airtight container and it will last for about a year.

Waterproof Glass Glue Recipe

This glue works well on glass and china and can also be used to attach labels onto glass, cans and jars. When using it as a label glue, warm it up slightly in a pan to make it liquid. When using it to repair china, use it in its thick gelled form.

  • 1/2 Ounce / 2 Packets of Gelatin – Buy Here
  • 3 Tablespoons Skim Milk – Buy Here
  • Mint Extract – Buy Here
  • 2 Tablespoons of Cold Water

Pour the two tablespoons of water into a mixing bowl. Sprinkle in the two packets of gelatin and allow it to stand for about an hour. Heat up the milk until it is almost boiling and add it to the gelatin mixture, stir until the gelatin has dissolved completely. Add a few drops of mint extract, this acts as a preservative and makes it last a very long time.

Waterproof Glue Recipe

This is the second waterproof glue recipe, however, this one does not use any milk. This recipe needs to be used straight away, while it is still warm. To use it again, put your jar in hot water to soften it up again. It should be applied with a thin brush and will take up to a day to fully cure.

  • 6 Tablespoons of Water
  • 1/2 Ounce / 2 Packets of Gelatin – Buy Here
  • 2 Tablespoons of White Vinegar – Buy Here
  • 1 Teaspoon of Glycerin – Buy Here

Bring the water to the boil in a saucepan. Take the water off of the heat and stir in the two packets of gelatin until it has all dissolved. Add the vinegar and glycerin and stir well. Allow it to cool a little before using it or storing it in your container.

If you enjoyed trying out this recipe, here are some other DIY recipes which you may enjoy – Make Your Own Fabric SoftenerHomemade Velveeta Cheese.