DIY: Easy Peasy Decoupage Jar

Our December catalog has launched and inside its pages are beautiful decoupages of botanical flowers. The graphics bring life and feeling. They add a freshness to our winter day just by looking at them. So to go alongside our catalog’s decoupage theme, we thought we’d bring to life a DIY using decoupage itself with the graphics from the catalog.

Here’s how to make a decoupage jar.

What you need:

A cutting board and cutting knife

Graphics (please feel free to save and print the ones below)

A jar

All purpose glue

A sponge

Our December Graphic:

Step One: Choose the graphic you like and cut around it carefully with a cutting knife, making sure you have a cutting mat underneath.

Step Two: When you have finished cutting your graphic, figure out where on the jar you’d like to place it.

Step three: Once you have decided, mix together 50% glue and 50% water to create a watery paste.

Step four: Using a sponge brush, start painting the graphic onto the jar, making sure it gets soaked up in glue, but not too much that it becomes soggy – this could cause the graphic to break apart.

Step five: Once the glue has dried, wet some tissue and wipe away the excess glue from around the graphic, making sure it’s all clean.

And there you have it, a cute little jar to place on your shelf inspired by our December catalog.

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9 years ago

Love this!!!

9 years ago

So beautiful and easy…I seriously use Mod Podge for everything. :)

Laura
9 years ago

It’s nice to see the art of decoupage finally being shared around! I’ve known about it for a while now – a family member taught it me when I was back in Lithuania for a holiday as it’s very popular there. It’s also reminded me that I need to do some more!
P.S You can always use art designs from paper napkins! Just mind that you peel it to the last layer and be very gentle :)

9 years ago

These are the best!

I’m making them for my mom, my boyfriend’s mom, and myself for Christmas!

http://brownfinches.tumblr.com/post/38183147968/diy-decoupage-jars-im-giving-some-of-these-as

9 years ago

This has to be one of my all time favourites! I think i’m going to start early and make some gifts for my loved ones

Knitascarf
8 years ago

I love the floral pattern. http://www.learnhowtoknitascarf.com

Amy
7 years ago

Its a beautifull!

Kathy
7 years ago

Is this waterproof?

Anonymous
4 years ago

Beautiful

K
4 years ago

Its pretty but its not decoupage. Its just gluing a picture on a thing.

Maureen
1 year ago
Reply to  K

is’nt that what decouopage is? if not could you enlighten please

Anonymous
3 years ago

Is decoupage dishwasher or water proof for washing?

Ms. M
3 years ago

What can you put over the top to protect the image, before washing?

3 years ago

Did you spray the glass with some type of (Krylon) protective after decoupaging?

Veena
2 years ago

I love the way the technique of decoupage has been shared in simple steps. I am going to try it out.

Juanita Dick
2 years ago

Such a beautiful craft. Thank you for the instructions.