Decoupage is a fun and easy way to turn an old table into something special. With a little bit of paper and glue, you can transform a beat-up table into a one of a kind treasure. This technique is perfect for taking a piece of furniture from the thrift shop and turning it into a showpiece. You’ll love how inexpensive this is too.
Here are a few decoupaged tables to give you some ideas for the types of items you can use for decoupage.
One of my favorite craft techniques is decoupage. The first Christmas ornament that I remember making as a child was with decoupage. And that’s another reason why I love this craft so much. The technique is ideal for kids and adults alike.
To decoupage all you need to do is take a design and glue it in place on whatever object you’d like. The versatility of decoupage has no limits. You can choose whatever material and objects you’d like to use, as there is almost nothing that won’t work.
The flexibility and versatility of decoupage makes it the ideal DIY technique to use for turning your trash to treasures. Find the perfect tray, table or dishes at a yard sale but they need a little TLC? Decoupage to the rescue! Need a beautiful, but inexpensive gift idea? Decoupage to the rescue!
As I mentioned above, all you need for decoupaging is mod podge (my glue of choice) and paper or fabric. Here are just a few ideas for material that you could use.
Decoupage on Glass
Glass is one of the best materials to use when decoupaging. Not just because paper and materials adhere so nicely to it, but because it’s perfect with other arts and craft techniques as well. So you can layer, or combine, your decoupage with paint and other elements.
Decoupage with napkins image courtesy of swamp dragon via Flickr CC 2.0
I hope that these examples inspire you to give decoupage a try. Want an easy craft to make with the kids? Create a decoupage Christmas tree ornament. The kids will have fun picking out the perfect material to use for the craft and with a little mod podge and paintbrush, they’ll have fun making their very own keepsake.
Ornaments aren’t just for Christmas. You can use ornaments year-round to decorate your home for each season, or holiday. And even if you think that ornaments are only for Christmas, that doesn’t mean that you can’t make ornaments all year. Make a batch with the kids and put them away until Christmas when you can put them on your tree, or give them away as gifts.
This ornament tutorial shows you how to make Christmas ornaments using pages from an old book. Add some food coloring to the mod podge and you can create colorful ornaments for any season. And if you don’t want to use an old book, you could use a magazine, comic book, newspaper or greeting card for this decoupage project.
DIY Christmas Ornaments
Find out how to turn old book pages into beautiful holiday ornaments! Jessie Jane of Lilyshop (http://www.lilyshop.com) shares a great idea for re-purposing …
Kids will enjoy helping to make this DIY nightlight. This paper mache craft is so much fun and the finished product will have them excited to turn out the lights.
With just a few supplies needed, a handmade nightlight is fun and affordable. The tutorial shows you how to make a star shaped nightlight, but you could do any shape you’d like.
This idea would also be pretty for a holiday decoration or luminary. Whether it’s Christmas, Easter, Halloween, or a dinner party, your mantel or buffet table will have an extra pop with lighting from a paper mache luminary.
DIY nightlight for kids! Star shaped paper lanterns! CUTE!! Luminary KIDS CRAFT
This is a tutorial on how to make your own nightlight for you or your kiddos! 😉 I use a balloon, tissue paper, paper mache glue, & LED tea lights www.bunnie…
See how to decoupage a table using old comic books. Decoupage can be done with any material and comic books are a great way to dress-up a table for a child, teen, or comic-book fan. Maybe your husband or son has a favorite comic book? Use decoupage to personalize a gift just for him.
You may know how to do decoupage already, but you’ll still want to take a look at the intro of this video to see some of the pieces she has decoupaged.
What I love about decoupage is that it can be done with any material and for any occasion. And because it simply requires gluing pieces of paper to an item, it’s a great craft to do with kids because it’s so easy.
How to decoupage
Please read the video disclaimer before undertaking tasks in this film: http://www.diy.com/videodisclaimer Decoupage is a really stunning technique where you…
This DIY project shows you how to decoupage the top of a coffee table to turn it into a designer quality piece of furniture.
This quick video gives you a lot of great tips for turning a beat-up table into a vintage looking masterpiece. While Mr. Kate is a little annoying at times, I think that the information and tips she shares are spot-on. You’ll want to check it out and use these tips for some of your other DIY projects.
DIY Decoupage Coffee Table – Furniture Design Tutorial with Mr. Kate
Learn how to quickly and easily transform a table-top using modge podge or glue and pages from an old book to spruce up the design of your interior space. Mr…
One of the great things about crafts is that they are great for kids and adults. This DIY canvas craft is so easy that it’s perfect for kids, but an adult could use the same techniques to create something to match your decor, personality and creative style.
Here’s an idea of what you can do with canvas. Check out this article at She Knows for more ideas and techniques.
This craft is inexpensive too and many of the supplies you probably already have on hand. You don’t need all of these, but here are a few ideas for craft supplies that you could use to make a cute canvas art project.
Transform a plate, bowl, or any glass item with paper and Mod Podge. I love decoupage crafts because they are perfect for adults and kids. You can use just about any type of pattern, fabric, wallpaper, or graphic that you have. Just glue the paper down with the mod podge. This really couldn’t be any easier!
How to Decoupage a Glass Plate
Learning how to decoupage a glass plate can be very rewarding. Here, see instructions for how to decoupage a glass plate.