Home Sweet Home Magazine - May 2021

Decoupage Vase, Pot, or Furniture Decoupage is simply the process of gluing paper, fabric, or other flat materials onto a surface. It takes shape through multiple layers of decoupage medium—most commonly Mod Podge or Elmer’s glue.

The uses for decoupage are only limited by imagination. It’s a technique that transfers

easily from glass to wood, metal, plastic, and terra cotta, so you can personalize a large or small project. Starting with a small bowl, vase, or flower pot will give you the chance to perfect the art form before taking on larger tasks. Simply clean the surface of your item. For glass, wipe with white vinegar or alcohol to remove oils after washing. Next, select your designs. A small, sharp pair of scissors or exacto knife work best. Cut images from photographs, shelf liner, wrapping paper, magazines, napkins, scrapbooking paper, tissue paper, or any other source. You can also print images off the internet to cut out. Just be sure to use a laser printer and not an inkjet printer, or your images may run.

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to consider thoughtful gifts to celebrate the important mother figures in your life. There’s nothing more meaningful than a handmade present mom can proudly display, use, and share with friends. Regardless of where you fall on the creativity and craftiness scales, there’s a project that’s just right for your skill set and mom’s tastes. Here are some options to consider.


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