Homemade mod podge

I’ve been doing lots of crafting lately but I never knew about the secret weapon of mod podge. Actually I never knew about mod podge at all!! Mod podge is basically watered down PVA (polyvinyl acetate) glue. 
I wondered why I would need to use mod podge rather than ordinary glue but I think due to the watered down nature of the mod podge it stops the crustiness you can get with using PVA also this seams to be the thing to use when you are decopaging. 
I found out about mod podge and this recipe on Do it yourself divas
Basically you take a 50/50 mixture of water and PVA glue and shake.

50/50 water/ PVA
What a I used to make my pod podge:

35ml PVA glue

35ml water

A glass jar 

Shake well until it is mixed. 
I guess it’ll need shaking each time before use. 

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16 thoughts on “Homemade mod podge

  1. April 11, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    How genius! I never thought to make it myself / I have a large pot which I treasure because it’s sooo expensive! Thanks for sharing! You’re a gem! X x x

    1. August 25, 2013 at 10:23 am

      Great isn’t it babe!!! Mx

  2. May 11, 2013 at 7:29 am

    I googled modge pog and found you- woohoo- thanks for the recipe!

    I live in Porirua.

    I look forwards to your posts now I have subscribed.

    1. August 25, 2013 at 10:23 am

      Fantastic. Glad I could help. Welcome along always good to have locals on board Mx

  3. Anonymous
    May 13, 2013 at 2:48 am

    I was just about to buy some online but thought I’d quickly check if I could get it elsewhere cheaper! ta daaaa, I can make it! Thanks so much 🙂

    1. August 25, 2013 at 10:24 am

      So cheap to make isn’t it!!! So cool my blog came up enjoy Mx

      1. Bev
        April 24, 2016 at 12:35 am

        I’m like a couple of the others and had googled mod podge to find out what it was and I found your site, yay and thank you. I’m a kiwi too and have subscribed also. Could you tell me please if the jar has to be glass as I was going to put it in a plastic bottle with a screw on top with a pointed tip so I could guide the glue better? Thanks

  4. August 25, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Haha I was going to the exact thing as the person above ^ But then I found you, a kiwi like myself, and this awesome money saver Make your own mod podge! Thanks. 😀

    1. August 25, 2013 at 10:22 am

      You’re welcome. Hope the product came out well Mx

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  6. sophie walker
    April 16, 2014 at 8:02 am

    NZ Ecochick to the rescue again! I google ‘what is mod podge nz’ and this page comes up as the 2nd result and all my questions are answered! Thanks!!

    1. April 16, 2014 at 10:16 am

      Aww you’re very welcome. I aim to please. Have fun Mx

  7. Angie
    June 1, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Nice. Like everyone else I was about to buy some when I found your recipe. I live in Wellington with two boys, backyard chooks and a vege patch as well. Look forward to looking through the rest of your blog.

  8. Michelle
    July 31, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    I add a couple of drops of dishwash liquid, it seems to help the glue and water to mix better. I must try a 50/50 version. I have been using a bit more glue to water ratio. 🙂 Cheers!

  9. Nelly
    September 24, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    I have been thinking to get ModPodge for my crafts and wood projects but yes it is so expensive. But about PVA glue…where do I find a cheap PVA glue to use for making ModPodge?

  10. Colleen Spiro
    January 13, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    Thank you…I wonder what they add to get the gloss or matt finish?