Homemade glue : Flour, sugar, water & white vinegar = better cheaper Mod Podge (brand of glue useful for collages and other projects where you want to stick things down or seal a surface). It's too expensive.
All natural (mostly) wood stains! A handful of pennies in vinegar will produce a beautiful pale Caribbean blue stain. A wad of steel wool will give you a rich reddish hue. A combination of tea and a metal object in vinegar will produce a black stain.