Envelope Glue Recipes for Creative Envelopes!

Make your own envelope glue with these easy recipes! Using your own envelope glue recipes, with easy available ingredients, is a fun way to be even more creative with your mail!

Another idea - you can use this glue to make your own "lick and stick" stickers from magazine cut outs, die cuts, etc!

Just make your own computer graphics, or cut cute photos and graphics from magazines, scrapbook paper cut outs, etc... get a whole batch of home made stickers ready, flip upside down, brush them all with the envelope glue and let them dry.

Then you Lick and Stick - both envelopes (to close and mail) or when you need stickers - to make your mail more creative!

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ENVELOPE GLUE RECIPE #1 - Licky Sticky Glue from Karen Craig:

Ingredients:

1 tsp Elmer's Glue

1/2 tsp. vinegar

2 drops mint flavoring

WOW.,. is that simple or what? Thank You Karen!

ENVELOPE GLUE RECIPE #2:

Ingredients:

6 tablespoons white vinegar

(4) 0.1 oz. packets unflavored gelatin

1 tablespoon vanilla extract (or any flavor that you like)

Directions:

Bring vinegar to a boil in a small pan.

Add gelatin and stir until dissolved.

Add extract and stir until mixed.

Brush on thin layer onto back of an envelope flap...Let dry.

Moisten to apply.

Store excess glue in a sealed container and melt again for future use by putting in a pan of warm water.

ENVELOPE GLUE RECIPE #3:

Bring the vinegar to a boil (18 tablespoons).

Add gelatin (1 small package).

Stir until completely dissolved.

Pour into a small container with a tight seal.

Allow to cool.

When mixture is cool, brush onto handmade envelopes.

Allow to dry.

Wet when ready to seal the envelope. Store the remaining mixture for later!

ENVELOPE GLUE RECIPE #4:

Ingredients:

6 tablespoons white vinegar 4 1 oz. packets unflavored gelatin 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (or any flavor that you like)

Directions:

Bring vinegar to a boil in a small pan.

Add gelatin and stir until dissolved.

Add extract and stir until mixed.

Brush on thin layer onto back of an envelope flap.

Let dry.

Moisten to apply.

Store excess glue in a sealed container and melt again for future use by putting in a pan of warm water.


If these recipes sound like too much work for you, you can always use Miracle Tape (available from Viva Las Vegastamps!) to seal your hand made envelopes! If you're giving away the envelopes, you can even leave the paper backing on the Miracle Tape so the recipient can peel off the backing when they're ready to use the envelope.

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