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Re-purpose wine bottles to create stunning home decor!
Decoupage is a traditional paper craft – the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts. The word decoupage comes from the French verb decouper, ‘to cut out’. It was in the 17th century that the craft reached its height of popularity with aristocrats, noble ladies as well as the more humble practitioners trying out the art of decoupage. Today, decoupage remains a popular craft with far-reaching variations and many crafters’ use decoupage to add dimension to their work.

Let's look at an upcycling project today using this versatile technique.

Posted by Ann G. from Bengaluru, Karnataka, India • Published See Ann G.'s 8 projects »
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  • How to make a vase. Transformations Using The Craft Of Decoupage! - Step 1
    Step 1

    Prepare the surface:
    Once you have selected your item to decorate, make sure its surface is clean and dust free and apply a coat of gesso. Gesso prepares (or “primes”) the surface for painting, making the surface slightly textured and ready to accept acrylic/chalk paint.

  • How to make a vase. Transformations Using The Craft Of Decoupage! - Step 2
    Step 2

    Glue the pictures in place:
    Select your pictures and cut them out, ensure you are happy with the positioning. Apply a coat of decoupage glue and glue the pictures in place.

  • How to make a vase. Transformations Using The Craft Of Decoupage! - Step 3
    Step 3

    Paint the background:
    Use acrylic or chalk paints to paint the surface around the picture.

  • How to make a vase. Transformations Using The Craft Of Decoupage! - Step 4
    Step 4

    Seal the decoupage:
    Ensure the surface is dry before starting to varnish and leave the varnish to dry thoroughly between each coat. Add embellishments of your choice such as a jute cord, crochet lace to add dimension to this decor element.

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