Wednesday, February 20, 2013
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
• 6 T. white vinegar
• 1/2 oz. unflavored gelatin powder ...