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Decoupage is a craft that is not only easy for the beginner, but has numerous applications for all ranges of experience. This is a guide containing decoupage craft ideas.
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April 19, 2010

My sister-in-law purchased a plain, wooden bread box at a second-hand store for $3.00. She knows I'm "crafty" and asked if I would paint and decorate the bread box with some type of blue and white design.

Painted Bread Box

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August 11, 2009

I purchased an unfinished cupboard and primed it. Next I painted it gold and then a coat of red. I made it look old by sanding areas where it might have been worn. I added 3 pictures from and old calendar with decoupage glue and varnished over to protect it.

By Carol from Waterloo, Ontario

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August 14, 2015

I've seen a few examples of this project on Pinterest and couldn't wait to make one of my own. It's a real statement piece, but it doesn't cost a lot to make. You can use black and white pictures or pictures in color, depending on your preference. You could also use this method to cover a wood picture box or something else you would like to display your pictures.

Total Time: An hour or more

Yield: 1 letter

Source: Pinterest

Supplies:

  • 1 13 inch tall wood letter from the craft store (This one was on sale.) ($3)
  • background paint in your choice of color (I used black to go with the black and white pictures.)
  • pictures (I had these printed out as a collage print, with 4 pictures each on a 4 x 6 inch picture.) ($3 total for all the collages.)
  • Modge Podge (I mix half white glue and half water.)
  • paint brush or foam brush
  • sealant
  • scissors
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Steps:

  1. Paint your wood letter in the color of your choice. I had placed all the pictures on the letter first and then had to remove them all to paint the letter. Learn from my mistakes! :) I painted 2 coats on the letter. Allow the paint to dry.
  2. Place your pictures on the letter. This is the trickiest part. It takes a while to get them on there the way you would like. Just keep working with it til you like the arrangement.
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  4. Trim the pictures as needed to make them fit on your letter.
  5. Apply the modge podge to the back of the picture and stick it on your letter.
  6. Once done, let the letter dry. Then apply a clear sealant to the top and sides of the letter. I love Liquitex gloss varnish because it's not sticky and it's durable. But, you could use a spray sealant of your choice.
  7. Display your letter.
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August 17, 2007

I bought plain, plastic tissue holder covers at the Euro shop and decoupaged them using paper and also fabric. I think they turned out quite nicely. I painted up to 5 coats of varnish on these as they get a lot of use. I also glued on elastic bands to the bottoms to hold the tissue box in the holder.

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August 11, 2010

Small wooden plaques with picture cut from magazines or other sources which are decoupaged into place using half white glue and half water or a decoupage medium, filled in or enhanced with paint.

Craft Project: Decoupage Wall Plaque Supplies

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July 12, 2006

This is a paper mache box bought at WalMart, painted outside blue and inside off white. I like to save my calendars, I really like Victorian, farms and landscapes.

A decopauged box from a calendar.

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March 4, 2011

If you like to decoupage, you will like making this cross. I started with a plain wood cross purchased at Michael's.

Blue and green cross.

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April 16, 2011

If you're looking for a quick and easy craft to do this Easter, then decoupage is definitely for you. Decoupage comes from the old French word decouper, meaning "to cut out", so if you can cut and paste, you already know most of the techniques involved.

Decoupage Easter Egg

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August 14, 2007

A friend will be celebrating her birthday soon and I wanted to give her a pair of earrings, but in an interesting way. So I decoupaged a frame, added the velvety paper and glued on a large chunk of cork, stuck the earrings into it and wah la!

decorative frame to gift earrings

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December 28, 2011

My teaching colleague and friend will celebrate her birthday soon. At our school, she is a Grade Tutor, and she is responsible for addressing behavioral and social problems with the learners in her grade.

Memo Holder Step 6

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July 31, 2006

Here is a good idea for those "old aluminum trays", you might have lying around. I spray painted them, rubbed on "Treasure Gold" metallic finish.

Painted and decoupaged aluminum tray.

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June 8, 20070 found this helpful

If you are like me, I haven't learned how to paint but love the look. Take a slate and go to craft store and find the rub on transfers that you like, I love bears thus my selection.

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January 16, 2007

Tear paper bags into pieces. Use Royal Coat Glue starting just inside top of bottle. Go around bottle, leaving handle alone - you can hold onto it this way.

Decoupaged jug.

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September 26, 2007

I know it might seem a little early for Christmas projects, but I thought I would post this one early. Here are three different ideas using the same beverage sized napkin.

napkins

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July 30, 2008

I changed my living room and my table lamps won't match, they were peach ceramic. I cleaned the ceramic with alcohol and then I put a thin layer of Elmers' glue and, with tissue paper which I crushed with my hands forming a ball, unfold the paper and press on the glued surface all around.

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August 15, 2008

Decoupage is the art of pasting paper. Wildly popular during Victorian times, it can be a wonderful way to create many different styles of art.

Decoupage Balls

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July 6, 20161 found this helpful

This is a guide about decoupage a flower vase. Liven up a plain flower vase by decoupaging it with your favorite theme.

Decoupage a Flower Vase

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April 3, 2012

I've decoupaged a lot of things over the years: blank premade cardboard boxes of different shapes, stools, shelves, trays, plastic eggs, a clear glass plate, and trivet.

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December 22, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about making a decoupaged tin. Decoupage is the perfect crafting method for transforming a new or a recycled metal container into a work of art.

The completed tin.

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May 23, 20050 found this helpful

When you go on vacation, find small items such as small stones, shells, coins (pressed pennies from a machine or small foreign currency). Get a post card or take a picture that will remind you of the trip.

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November 30, 20040 found this helpful

Have saucers without a cup? Take the saucers and cut a family picture to fit and glue it in the middle. Decorate around the picture in some form and let dry. Then give it a coating of decoupage. Let dry and re-do. Slip it in a decoupaged box, decorated by you. Add a pretty bow.

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August 17, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about decoupaging photos on wood. You can make a personal piece of home decor or a special gift by decoupaging photos onto wooden objects.

Decoupaging Photos on Wood

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July 18, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about making decoupaged letters. Wood or paper letters from a craft store can be decoupaged to create a unique decoration for your home or to give as a gift.

Decorative Decoupaged Letters

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July 12, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide making a lavender infused sugar jar. A decorative jar filled with lavender infused sugar is a lovely gift to make or receive. Use the flavored sugar in baking or beverages. The jar can then be refilled or put to other uses.

Lavender Infused Sugar Jar

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July 6, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about making a candy wrapper covered can. Create a unique decoupage can using saved candy wrappers.

Candy Wrapper Covered Can

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June 20, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about decoupaging ceramic tiles. Decoupage is one method for making decorative ceramic tiles.

Decoupaged Ceramic Tiles

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April 30, 20140 found this helpful

This is a guide about decoupaging furniture with sheet music. Scored music paper can be fun pattern to cover wooden chests and drawers.

Decoupaging a dresser with old sheet music.

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June 2, 20130 found this helpful

This is a guide about decoupaging on glass. Decoupage is a popular craft process for applying paper and fabric to a variety of surfaces with a product very similar to watered down glue, which in fact can be used as well.

Decoupaged Glass Vase

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November 3, 2009

My daughter and I have recently discovered Mod podge semi-gloss (thanks to Martha S.). We used it on all assorted size pumpkins, and used glitter or crepe paper. Tonight we're going to use fall leaves from our yard.

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November 5, 2008

Our Cub Scout pack needed a craft for the boys on orientation night. I came up with this recycled shoe box. We spray painted it gold and then used a blue photocopy for the top. The scouts used modge podge to glue the seal to the lid.

decoupage box

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November 8, 2006

You can make nice little pill boxes for the purse by saving nice small containers and decoupaging pictures on the lid with diluted white glue (then sealing it with clear nail polish.)

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July 5, 20040 found this helpful

Save every scrap of gift wrap. It will always be good enough for decoupaging something. Be sure it has no bits and pieces of tape on it, otherwise, it can be used as underliner if not on the final side of what you're making.

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April 8, 2011

What is decoupage?

By April from Whittier, CA

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April 15, 20110 found this helpful

Hello ! Decoupage is the french word for cutting out from french verb "couper" which means to cut. If you type "decoupage artistique" as key word in google image search you will see some amazing paper crafts.

Catherine

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August 23, 2016

I have left over wallpaper and would like to cover a glass vase using the wallpaper. Can I use modge podge to apply it to the glass, or soak the wallpaper then apply. It is pre pasted vinyl. Thank you.

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February 28, 20170 found this helpful

You could cut out portions of the wallpaper and glue them on the vase. An entire sheet can be cumbersome to work with.

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July 1, 2015

If I decoupage a napkin onto a table cloth, how can I seal it so that it can be washed without coming off?

Any advice would be appreciated.

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July 26, 20150 found this helpful

Would it be feasible to use an iron on product such as Wonder Under to affix the napkin to the table cloth? You could then do a decorative stitch around the edge of the napkin.

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June 15, 2015

I am trying to layer mod podge over collector baseball cards on a table. Do the layers ever dry hard enough to actually use the table? The bottle says wait 20 minutes. I've been waiting more than an hour. I have been wet sanding and using steel wool every 10 coats. It still feels soft. Will a few coats of polycrylic as the final finish do the trick?

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June 22, 20150 found this helpful

The drying problem may have something to do with the thickness of the cards. Have you considered just putting them under a sheet of either glass or clear acrylic instead?

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April 10, 2012

I have some old metal TV trays that I want to refurbish. What are the steps that I should take to prepare them to be decoupaged?

By Karen from Luthersburg, PA

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February 16, 20140 found this helpful

I found a set of 1950s metal TV trays at a yard sale. First I cleaned and then sanded the tops that were previously painted. Then I applied a good primer, then painted the tops black. I used black and white images to decoupage and finished with 10 coats of water based polyurethane. I also used fine steel wool on the legs to freshen them up. They turned out great.

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November 18, 2009

I am looking for decoupage pin directions. I saw a posting on the internet.

By Cary from Westport Island, ME

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