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Christmas theme glass bottle decoupage project

Christmas is not far away and I got some nice blue Christmas theme napkins to decoupage some of the Christmas gifts. This is another one of my glass bottle decoupages.

Christmas theme glass bottle decoupage

I will not be share the decoupage how to here, as you may find it on my other posts. I’ll tell you how to make the snow effect on your glass bottle decoupage.

Christmas theme glass bottle decoupage

You may see something that looks like snow on this Christmas gift decoupaged glass bottle. Here is how I make it.

After I finish up the decoupaging process and cover up the bottle with polish, I let it dry. Then I apply PVC glue to the spots, where I want the snow effect. Then I put some salt on it and let it dry. It’s that simple. Once it dries up well, I remove  extra salt. It looks great and it’s easy indeed. This is a great way to use recycled craft to make some Christmas gifts. Glass bottle decoupage is easy, but it makes wonders with ordinary things.


Cabinet decoupage tips

I have not been posting for a while. I did not have time to craft. However, I am back with few new projects done. The first one is cabinet decoupage.

cabinet decoupage

Here is an old and ugly cabinet. Initially it was brown, but then repainted in white. Since I have to little kids, soon it turned ugly and dirty white. So, here is what I’ve done to it. I have repainted it putting several layers of white paint on. I decided to make a shabby chick out of it. So, after the last white coat of paint dried up, I have rubbed a wax candle on it. I laid the final coat of paint, decoupaged the cabinet and covered it with several layers of transparent polish.

cabinet decoupage

cabinet decoupage

More glass bottles decoupage

I discovered one thing: most people simply love decoupaged glass bottles. So, I made more of them and gave them away. I believe it’s a great way to upcycle things and live green. Besides, you gain some health benefits by storing vegetable oil in eco safe bottles.

So, here are two more of my glass bottles decoupage:

glass bottles decoupage

This one is done in Easter style and matches the Easter wood gift set, I decoupaged.

glass bottles decoupage

I call this decopaged glass bottle romantic. Recenlty my baby has torn a novel to sheets. So, I used up some of them to decorate this glass bottle.

glass bottles decoupage

Here is my short glass bottle decoupage how to:

– I removed all the oil by using spirit base window spray.

– I painted the bottle in white

– I cut out a piece of book sheet and burnt it on all sides

– Then, as usual, I used polish to glue the napkin and then the book sheets to the bottle and I covered it all up with more polish

glass bottles decoupage

Box decoupage how to

I had an old box I used for crocheting hooks, needles, etc. I decided to give it a new look and to decoupage it.

decoupage how toThe first step is (as always) to use some sandpaper and even it up a bit. BTW, I have started a new squido lens http://www.squidoo.com/decoupage-tips and you can find some decoupage tips there.

Then I repainted the box just once. I was already painted with the golden paint. I wanted it to be in sort of shabby chic style. So, I painted it just once.

Now, I tried various ways of applying napkins to the surfaces. Here is one that works better for me. Once the pain dries up, I take a brush and rub a bit of transparent wood polish onto the surface. I put just enough to wet it a bit. Then I stick the napkin on it and carefully get all or most of the air bubbles out.

decoupage tipsThis is the box top with decoupage roses on it.

When the napkin gets well adjusted to the surface, I use more polish to cover it up. Then I polish the entire surface and let it try.

box decoupage

I apply polish several times, letting it dry up every time. That’s my simple decoupage how to for this box.

Chair decoupage how to with photos

This is my first ‘big’ decoupage project. I had a very old and shabby chair. So, I thought: how about some shabby chic? Here is what came out of it. Here is my little decoupage how to step by step project.

Wood chair restorationI forgot to take a photo of this chair before I started on it. It was ugly and brown with many cracks in the wood. I had to use up lots of wood putty on it. Then I painted it with white acryl paint. I had to do it over for the second time. Once the putty and the paint dried up, I applied sandypaper to it to even up. Then, I have applied more putty to the wood and repainted it into white color again.

Then I took a candle and rubbed it on the chair sit and ‘ribs’. Remember, I wanted to attain shabby chic effect. If you rub the candle on the wood and then paint it, you can easily scratch off the new layer of paint and get the under layer come off.

old chair restorationHere I have painted it for the third time. This time I used pink paint. You can see my little helper here.

Once the paint dried up, I used sandpaper to scratch some of it off and produce that shabby chic design or effect. I could not take good enough picture to show it.

Here we come to decoupaging.

old chair decoupageI used flower pattern napkins. I cut out the flowers and tried out different ways of placing them on a chair.

First I tried decoupaging an old piece of wood. I tried using glue for it, but it did work well for me. I could not get all the air out and the flowers would go wrinkled. Then I used colorless furniture polish for it. It works just fine. First I apply little bit of polish to a place, where I want to place my decoupage picture. Then I stick the flower on to it and apply thick layer of polish on the top of it with a soft brush.

decoupageHere is what I got. I applied polish several times to the flowers. I also covered the entire chair with it, as I plan to use it outdoors. I had some gloss transparent polish, so I used it on the flowers and the chair sit as well.

decoupage tipsSorry, my workshop looks untidy:(

decoupage tipsThe back of the decoupaged chair. You still cannot see well the shabby chic effect on my pictures. Believe me, it is there.

Decoupage how to: 10 min decor for an old cracked plate

Plate decoupageDecoupage how to: Plate decoupage tips

The problem with me is that I am not good at taking pictures. These things do look different in real life.

I had an old and cracked plate, a nice flower napkin, some glue and some foil. I used PVA adhesive glue for this plate.

Here is my decoupage how to:

First I cleaned the plate well and tried to remove all the oil from it. You may use spirit to do that.

Then I sort of crumpled the foil, tore it to pieces and started to glue them one by one to the outer circle of the plate.

Then I cut out the flower pattern out of napkin and glued it to the middle of the plate and partially over the foil parts. I also glued several bids just to make it look nicer.

Plate decoupage tipsIt took me about 10 min to decorate that plate with the decoupage technique, I used.