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.
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.
Approximate Time: An hour or more
Yield: 1 letter
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.
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.
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
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.
This is a guide about making a candy wrapper covered can. Create a unique decoupage can using saved candy wrappers.
This is a guide about decoupage a flower vase. Liven up a plain flower vase by decoupaging it with your favorite theme.
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.
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.
Approximate Time: 2-3 days counting drying times
See the finished plaques I made for my daughters' room. They all loved dolls, so I made doll plaques. Whatever type of clothing the dolls had on, I tried to match the background and anything else I added to the pictures.
Any questions, just ask, and I'll do my best to help you. Do get the children involved in this project, and let them do as much of the actual work as possible. There is nothing like crafts and creativity to open up their minds and imagination. Have fun.
By Pookarina from Boca Raton, FL
This is a guide about decoupaging ceramic tiles. Decoupage is one method for making decorative ceramic tiles.
If you like to decoupage, you will like making this cross. I started with a plain wood cross purchased at Michael's.
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.
Here is one that I just measured for the lid and cut it out. I used decoupage glue to affix to the top of lid and added more decoupage glue to the lid.
Then I added rick rack to the border and used more decoupage glue to hold it in place. Then I went over it several times with craft clear varnish.
It looks like a painting.
By Sherry from Valdosta, GA
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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!
This plate is both inexpensive and easy to make. My 9 year old daughter made this one.
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.
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.