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.

Total Time: An hour or more

Yield: 1 letter

Source: Pinterest

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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.
  3. Trim the pictures as needed to make them fit on your letter.
  4. Apply the modge podge to the back of the picture and stick it on your letter.
  5. 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.
  6. Display your letter.
August 16, 20150 found this helpful

Very cute!

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August 17, 20150 found this helpful

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.

By Carol from Waterloo, Ontario

August 13, 20090 found this helpful

Love your cabinet. I really like the prints that you chose from the calendar to decoupage!! You are a girl after my own heart, Carol. Using something you have already and putting it to use in ANOTHER way!! Great job!!

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August 14, 20090 found this helpful

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. 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.

August 19, 20070 found this helpful

what can I say ? I agree.very cute.great job.thanks for sharing with us

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August 11, 2010 Flag
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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.

Craft Project: Decoupage Wall Plaque Supplies

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March 4, 2011 Flag
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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.

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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July 6, 2016 Flag
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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.

Decoupage a Flower Vase

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December 28, 2011 Flag
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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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August 17, 2016 Flag
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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.

Decoupaging Photos on Wood

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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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July 18, 2016 Flag
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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.

Decorative Decoupaged Letters

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July 12, 2016 Flag
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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.

Lavender Infused Sugar Jar

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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, 2016 Flag
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This is a guide about decoupaging ceramic tiles. Decoupage is one method for making decorative ceramic tiles.

Decoupaged Ceramic Tiles

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