Wednesday, February 20, 2013

How to Make Mucilage Envelope Glue

When I saw that Card Care Connection has added Tips for Hand Crafted Card Donations on their website, I realized that handmade envelopes are not welcome unless they can easily be sealed by the volunteers.

Volunteers shouldn't have to search around for glue stick or scotch tape.

Even applying two-sided tape, as I've done in the past, means the volunteer has to break rhythm and peel away the protective strip on top. So I decided I'd just try to make my own mucilage glue.

I searched the web for recipes but what I found didn't make sense to me based on my experience making gelatin-based desserts. It's tricky to avoid lumps and strings in the gel.

So here is my recipe for:

No-Boil Mucilage Glue

Envelope Mucilage Glue Recipe• 6 T. white vinegar
• 1/2 oz. unflavored gelatin powder ...



ACreativeDreamer said...

I had no idea you could make your own. I love it when I learn something new, thanks Eileen!

Susan Hamme said...

Thanks Eileen. I am so excited! I have a lot of cards to donate but had no envelopes due to the sealing issue. Now I can use this glue! I'll be in touch soon. Thanks again, Susan

Susan Hamme said...

Thanks Eileen, I have a lot of cards to donate but due to the sealant issue I was unable to donate them. Can't wait to get started on the glue! Thanks again, Susan

Eileen Bergen said...

Susan, I'm delighted to hear that.

I think I'll share the recipe with Card Care Connection. If this issue was holding you and me back, I bet there are other card crafters with the same problem.

Eileen Bergen said...

June and Susan,

You might want to see how well the Homemade Envelope Glue Works.

I was really impressed!


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