We use coupons on most, if not all, items we purchase from Joann's, but even then, money is money and we try to save where we can. Mod Podge is about $8 a bottle, without a coupon. When I found what out what Mod Podge really was, I knew I would never buy a bottle.
Mod Podge = equal parts water + glue
If that doesn't explain it enough for ya, here's what you need to make this homemade solution:
- Squeeze glue into a container.
- Fill glue bottle with water; empty glue bottle of water into same container as the glue.
- Add a bit more water (like a tablespoon or so).
- Mix all together.
- Use as you would Mod Podge.
In the summer, office supply stores and big box stores run crazy good deals on glue. I picked up a few bottles for pennies last summer and plan to do that again this summer now that I have an actual need of it (and am now running low).
This homemade solution works wonders. I made six beautiful bookprint ornaments recently using homemade Mod Podge. Look how pretty!