How to Add an Antique Look to DIY Projects

Add the final touch to your DIY furniture projects with a glue mix made for that must-have antique look.

supplies needed

  • Elmer's Glue-All
  • Acrylic Craft Paint
  • Object to paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Bowl


just follow this recipe:

  1. Paint the object or furniture with an acrylic craft paint. Let dry.
  2. Cover the paint with a coat of Elmer's Glue-All glue.
  3. While still wet, paint on another coat of a different color of acrylic paint. The painted item will begin to crackle as it dries.
  4. When dry, cover with another coat of the Elmer's Glue-All as a sealer.

Try out the Crackle Finish, Crackle Frame Art, or Crackle Milk Jars craft project and practice this technique.