Decoupage Craft Ideas

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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August 14, 2015 Flag

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.

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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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April 19, 2010 Flag

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 Flag

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.

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December 22, 2016 Flag

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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August 17, 2007 Flag

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.

A decopauged tissue box.

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August 11, 2010 Flag

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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March 4, 2011 Flag

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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July 12, 2006 Flag

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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April 16, 2011 Flag

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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December 28, 2011 Flag

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 6, 2016 Flag

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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August 14, 2007 Flag

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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August 17, 2016 Flag

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 31, 2006 Flag

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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July 18, 2016 Flag

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, 2016 Flag

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, 2016 Flag

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 8, 2007 Flag

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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June 20, 2016 Flag

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

Decoupaged Ceramic Tiles

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January 16, 2007 Flag

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 Flag

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 Flag

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 Flag

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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April 3, 2012 Flag

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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April 30, 2014 Flag

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, 2013 Flag

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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May 23, 2005 Flag

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, 2004 Flag

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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November 3, 2009 Flag

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 Flag

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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