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Decoupage is actually quite simple! Basically, you cut out pictures; you glue the pictures onto an object; and then cover the object and pictures with a few coats of glue/decoupage medium to protect it.

Of course, you can buy supplies and other items that are made specifically for decoupage.

You probably have enough supplies lying around the house to try decoupage right now. First, you need something to decoupage a picture onto. You can decoupage pictures to almost anything: furniture, photo albums, shelving, frames, boxes, vases, mirrors, and so on!

Find the item you want to decoupage onto and make sure it is free of dust and dirt. You might want to seal it first; what you use to seal it will depend on what it is made out of. You might also want to paint the item.

Next, you need the pictures to decoupage. The pictures can be cut out of magazines, catalogs, or books. The options are endless: cut out pictures from wrapping paper, wallpaper, packages, greeting cards, fabric, etc. You can also buy designed paper made especially for decoupage. Get creative!

Once you have your pictures and an item to decoupage, you will need to gather a few more supplies.

•White Glue - Use this as your decoupage medium! Glue your pictures down and seal them. I prefer to dilute my glue with a bit of water.

•Popsicle Stick - Used to help smooth out wrinkles and removed excess glue.

•Cotton Swab - Used like a paintbrush the spread around glue.

•Damp Rag - To wipe up excess glue and other clean up.

Of course, you can buy items to use; some are made especially for decoupage.

•Decoupage Medium - You can find this in pretty much any craft store. Used to glue the picture to your item and seal it.

•Brayer - This is like a miniature rolling pin designed to help remove wrinkles, remove excess glue, and stick your picture down better.

•Foam or Small Paint Brush - Used to apply and spread decoupage medium.

•Craft Knife - Used to cut out detailed pictures.

•Sealer - You can use your decoupage medium or glue as a final coat, or you can use, polyurethane, acrylic spray, etc.

Now that you have all your supplies gathered, we can begin....


As with any craft project, you should read through and understand all directions before starting.

1. If you have not prepared the surface of the item you plan to decoupage on, do so now. Make sure it is clean and paint/seal it now.

2. Cut out your pictures.

3. Arrange the pictures before you add the glue so you know where you want everything. The pictures can be in any design and can also overlap.

4. Completely coat the back of the picture with your glue or decoupage medium. You should also put a thin layer of glue in the area where you are sticking the picture.

5. Stick the picture on the glue. Use your finger to gently push down the picture (for a large picture, start from the center and work your way out) and push out any wrinkles and excess glue. You can also use a popsicle stick or brayer.

6. Continue with the last 2 steps until all your pictures are glued on. Let the glue dry.

7. Now, coat your item completely with diluted white glue (approximately 3 parts glue to 1 part water) or decoupage medium. Let this dry completely.

8. Now, you can continue to add coats of the glue or decoupage medium or use another sealer (polyurethane, acrylic spray, etc.) until you get the desired results. You will, however, want to keep adding coats until the edges of the pictures are smooth.

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Funny you put this up I found Alisha little Valentine heart shape box that is Decoupaged. It is so cute. Thanks for the instuctions just in case something comes up for us and we need to use them.
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