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Decoupage Craft Ideas

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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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Decoupage Craft Ideas

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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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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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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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May 23, 20130 found this helpful

This is a guide about making photo tiles. Adhering photos to tiles is a great project if you are looking for a unique gift for a friend or family member.

collection of photos

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Decoupage Craft Ideas

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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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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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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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Decoupage Craft Ideas

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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.

red painted cupboard with decoupaged calendar pages

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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.

A decopauged tissue box.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Decoupage Craft Ideas

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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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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.

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April 8, 2011

What is decoupage?

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November 18, 2009

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

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