Decoupage

The art of decorating something by gluing paper cut outs onto it (wikipedia). What a wonderful way to express your creativity. You can’t mess it up, just use your imagination.

I inherited a very large stack of magazines and was not sure what to do with them so I decided to try and put some craft ideas together and put them to good use. And, here is what I came up with. It’s a simple and inexpensive way to let your creativity roll.

Time for a girls craft night? Well, this is the project for you and your girl friends. Everyone can bring something from the list of supplies, put them in the middle of your work space for everyone to share.

Or, need a relaxing day project, this project can be very therapeutic. I got a little lost in this piece while I was working on it (got my mojo).

So, whatever the case may be, lets gather our supplies and get lost in our project. (Don’t forget your cup of coffee or glass of wine, and your favorite tunes)

As you can see from the supplies list, you will probably already have a lot of these things around your home. And this is a big plus when it comes to recycling, up-cycling by using old magazines and recyclable containers.

I had a theme in mind when I decided to decoupage my wine bottle. I wanted it to be girlie and show my personality. So, you may want to think about a theme or a purpose for you project (my purpose will more than likely be a candle holder).

Now, you need to cut out as many pics as you can from your magazines that will match your theme. (You may not even want a theme, you may just see things you like and chose to use them) I had to go back and cut out extras as I pasted my cut outs to my bottle.

Time for the first piece. Choose whichever cut out you want to start with and using your paint brush, brush a thin coat of mod podge on the backside and apply it to your bottle. I suggest taking the top off the mod podge and dipping your brush in as you would if you were painting, (I had a little mishap because the glue came out to fast when I squeezed).

Partially complete

Now, simply repeat that step until your bottle is covered. Don’t be afraid to layer/overlap. If you put a piece on and you don’t like it, no muss, no fuss, don’t take it off, you can cover it with other pieces.

And now, the finished project. Did you have fun doing your piece? Did you get lost in creativity? I know I sure did, even in adding my last little bit of BLING.

I used glitter around the top of my bottle. I just covered the lip of the bottle in mod podge and dipped it in my glitter bottle several times.. BLING!

And at the bottom, I added some glass stones I had that went well with the glitter. I affixed them with E-6000..BLING!

You can use some ribbon around the neck of the bottle or around the bottom. You could glue some sequins or rhinestones randomly over the cut outs…BLING!

You choose, be creative. The ideal here is not to have your project look like mine, it is to bring out your personality and creativity. As I said earlier, you can’t mess this one up.

If you enjoyed this paper project, you might want to check out this one before Valentines Day and try another https://ohsnapitshandmade.com/2019/01/24/valentine-ornaments-on-the-cheap/

Please feel free to leave a comment in the section below and let me know you tried either of these paper projects, or if you have any questions, feel free to ask away. And don’t forger to like Oh Snap! It’s Handmade on social media as well.

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  2. Lori says:

    Awesome! Definitely going to give this a try! I love to create as well and the more simple the better!

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