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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10 years ago

Love this!!!

10 years ago

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

10 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 :)

10 years ago

These are the best!

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

10 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

10 years ago

I love the floral pattern.

9 years ago

Its a beautifull!

8 years ago

Is this waterproof?

5 years ago


5 years ago

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

3 years ago
Reply to  K

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

5 years ago

Is decoupage dishwasher or water proof for washing?

Ms. M
4 years ago

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

4 years ago

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

4 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
4 years ago

Such a beautiful craft. Thank you for the instructions.

Mary Z
3 months ago

Thanks for sharing. You make it look so easy. I’m definitely going to try this.