How to Use Aleene's Tacky Glue

Written by ann jones | 13/05/2017

Aleene's Tacky Glue is a polyvinyl acetate, or PVA, glue sold in most craft stores. Its strong bond is ideal for a variety of craft projects, from scrapbooking to bookbinding to bejewelling your cell phone. According to, the thick consistency of Aleene's Tacky Glue makes it a viable alternative to hot glue for those who have suffered one too many burns from a glue gun. Aleene's Tacky Glue comes in a variety of sizes, including sample packs of multiple formulations suited to different applications.

Spread a thin coat of Aleene's Tacky Glue onto cloth, paper or other porous materials with your fingers.

Apply a thick coat of Tacky Glue to wood, pottery or other non- or semi-porous surfaces.

Press the objects you wish to attach to the surface into the coat of glue. In the case of wood crafts, you may choose to apply wood clamps.

Wipe away any excess Aleene's Tacky Glue from around the glued objects with a clean, damp cloth.

Allow the glue to dry for 40 minutes.


Aleene's Tacky Glue is not suitable for washable clothing.

Tips and warnings

  • Aleene's Tacky Glue is not suitable for washable clothing.

Things you need

  • Water
  • Rag
  • Clamps (optional)

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