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Vintage picture: spoons’ decoupage and frame decoupage


I simply love to decoupage things. Thus far, I’ve done many decoupaged glass bottles. I did not have time to write about them all. But lately I have gotten few cheap spoons at the flea market, just the regular metal spoons. I got them little over 0.1$ a piece. Here is what came out of it. It’s one of my creative decoupage ideas for upcycling.

Vintage picture: spoons' decoupage and frame decoupage

First, I have decoupaged the spoons. Here is how I’ve done it. I painted them with a simple white acrylic paint and let them dry. Then I applied the napkin with the transparent polish.

Then I decoupaged the frame. I used napkins with very bright and saturated colors. I used the same napkins both for the spoon and frame decoupage. However, I wanted the decoupaged spoons to stand out on the background of the frame. So, here is what I’ve done.

I have decoupaged the frame with the napkins and then repainted it over the napkin layer with a very ‘thin’ paint. I.e. I have added much water into the paint. I let it dry for 5 min and then wiped the paint off the decoupaged frame. It makes it look older and worn and faded the colors a bit. I glued the decoupaged spoons into the picture. That’s it.

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.

Glass bottle decoupage how to


I have already posted here about the unsafely of keeping your vegetable oil in plastic bottles. Here is another decoupage how to on decorating a glass bottle for storing your vegetable oil.

glass bottle decoupage how to

glass bottle decoupage how to:

The first step is to clean the bottle well. I washed it and left it to dry up. The next step on our decoupage how to is to paint the bottle. I used white acrylic paint and a green dye for it. I also used roller to apply the pain. I applied it twice.

Then I got a flower napkin.

glass bottle decoupage how to

A little tip here: instead of cutting out the flower pattern of the napking, I used my fingers to tear it off. This makes the flowers look more natural, when you apply them to the bottle. This way you decoupage looks more like a painting.

This is the front side of the bottle:

glass bottle decoupage how to

I applied the napkin to the bottle using transparent polish. First, I applied a thin layer of it onto the bottle, got the flower stuck to it. And, used more polished to get it applied to the bottle. When the first polish layer dried up, I covered up the entire bottle with the polish. This is my easy decoupage how to for a glass bottle.