Eco Trash Couture

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DYI Glue


1/2 cup of boiling water
1/2 cup of cold water
1/8 cup of flour
1 tablespoons of sugar
Pinch of salt


  1. Mix the flower, sugar and salt adding the cold water a little bit at a time so that it creates a thick paste. Slowly add the bowling water stirring so that the glue stays smooth.
  2. Bring to a boil while stirring constantly, once it has thickened turn the heat turn off.
  3. Add more water if needed so that it is about the consistence of school (Elmers) glue.
  4. Put in a container in the refrigerator.

This glue can be used for many different projects including:

Decoupage Jars (made from magazines and glass jars)
Paper Flowers (made from paper bags)
Quirky Crowns (made from paper bags and magazines)
Collage Cards (made from cereal boxes and magazines)
Marvelous Masks (made from cereal boxes, scrap paper, misc recyclables)
Imagined Worlds (made from shoe boxes, scrap paper, misc recyclables )
Magazine Beads (made from magazines)

Crowns – paper bags and magazines
Collage Cards – cereal boxes and magazines
Flowers – paper bags and magazines
Imagined Worlds – shoe boxes and magazines
Magazine Bead Necklaces – magazines
Decoupage Jars – magazines and glass jar