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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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August 16, 20150 found this helpful

Very cute!

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April 19, 2010

Painted Bread Box

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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.

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August 11, 2009

red painted cupboard with decoupaged calendar pages

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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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August 11, 2010

Craft Project: Decoupage Wall Plaque Supplies

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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.

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August 17, 2007

A decopauged tissue box.

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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.

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March 4, 2011

Blue and green cross.

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

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December 22, 20160 found this helpful

The completed tin.

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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.

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July 12, 2006

A decopauged box from a calendar.

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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.

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April 16, 2011

Decoupage Easter Egg

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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.

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July 6, 20161 found this helpful

Decoupage a Flower Vase

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

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December 28, 2011

Memo Holder Step 6

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August 14, 2007

decorative frame to gift earrings

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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!

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August 17, 20160 found this helpful

Decoupaging Photos on Wood

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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.

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July 18, 20160 found this helpful

Decorative Decoupaged Letters

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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.

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Lavender Infused Sugar Jar

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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.

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Candy Wrapper Covered Can

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

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

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July 31, 2006

Painted and decoupaged aluminum tray.

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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.

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January 16, 2007

Decoupaged jug.

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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.

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September 26, 2007

napkins

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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.

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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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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 Balls

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