How to Make Decoupage With Glue and Water

Things You\’ll Need

  • White craft glue

  • Wooden craft stick

  • Scissors

  • Decoupage paper

  • Object to decoupage

  • Small paint brush

... Thinned craft glue is all you need to secure and coat paper cut-outs.

Decoupage is the art of decorating objects with cut out pieces of patterned paper. Nearly any object can be decoupaged as long as the paper cut outs are sized appropriately. Popular items to decoupage include cardboard boxes, ceramic figurines and all types of furniture. An initial layer of glue secures the cutouts to the object, and several top layers seal the paper and smooth the surface. Glue is sold pre-mixed, or you can make your own with plain white craft glue and water.

Video of the Day

Step 1

Mix 1-1/2 cups white craft glue with 1/2 cup water. Stir with a wooden craft stick.

Step 2

Cut various shapes out of paper and lay them out the way you want to adhere them to the object you are decorating.

Step 3

Dip a paintbrush in the glue and apply a thin layer of glue to the object. Press the paper into the glue. Continue until the piece is covered. Allow the glue to dry at least one hour.

Step 4

Apply a thin layer of the glue mixture over the top of the entire object with a paintbrush. Allow to dry for at least one hour. Repeat until the layer of glue is smooth and you can no longer feel ridges between the sections of paper.

Related Stories

Discover

Caught in the Middle

Caught in the MiddleHelp for the Sandwich Generation- Twenty million American adults are caring for aging parents at the same time they\'re raising young children. Known as the Sandwich Generation, the

The Importance of Senior Fitness

The Importance of Senior Fitness- According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), exercise and physical activity are some of the best things older adults can do to stay healthy. Even moderate ex

Grandparent Getaways

Grandparent GetawaysTrips to take with your grandchildren- \"No parents allowed.\" It\'s not a sign on a kid-only clubhouse, it\'s the first rule of travel for memory-making grandparent/grandchild vacatio

Comfortably Aging in Place

Comfortably Aging in PlaceHaving lived in the same ranch house for 55 years, John Heck’s grandparents wanted to make any and all necessary accommodations to allow them to peacefully age in place. Usin

Aging with Vitality, Grace and Confidence

Aging with Vitality, Grace and ConfidenceIt’s one of the great ironies of life: Your reward for surviving the tumultuous teen years, establishing a career and nurturing a family culminates in dry skin

3 Ways Seniors Can Control Prescription Costs

3 Ways Seniors Can Control Prescription CostsFor 55 million Americans enrolled in Medicare, the New Year means any new Medicare Advantage or prescription drug plans, or any changes to your existing pl

Popular Categories