It’s the season, whether it is Halloween or Fall, this DIY Decorative Pumpkin works. I started with a plan to add flowers and a bow at the top, but after finishing the pumpkin, it was grand enough on its own. Nothing more is needed.
I found the pumpkin and napkins at Hobby Lobby. To apply the napkin, I made a mixture of white glue and water that got applied with a foam brush. Before applying the napkin, separate the layers and tear it into pieces.
This Easter Bunny Decor is a Dollar Tree craft project.
This project turned out better than I envisioned. The Easter Bunny Decor is made from a foam shape, napkins, and ribbons that I purchased at the Dollar Tree. It was a fun decoupage process. My youngest daughter loves bunnies and claimed this as her own.
All these materials can be found at the Dollar Tree except for the Fabri-tac glue.
Above is the back view of the bunny. Pink flowers on the napkin are so bright and perfect for spring. The green leaves were added over the first layer of napkins. This added activity and visual direction to the final piece. In total, it took two napkins to cover the bunny because I needed to grab a few more green leaves.
There are many creative ways to make ornaments. You can use paint, alcohol ink, or fabric. Why not use origami paper? I cut mine into squares but tearing the paper would also make a beautiful ornament. I am working with papers from Yatsutomo. The ornament is plastic but this technique will also work on glass.
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Scotch tacky glue
The iridescent paper didn’t want to stay put. I found overlapping it with the other patterned papers helped to hold it in place. After covering the ornament with origami paper, I used a color-coordinating ribbon to finish off the look.
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I have been influenced by Jill Barnes-Dacey’s decoupage work. While mine is nothing to the level of her work, I have been following her for a while in awe. This decoupage plate uses three different materials for imagery; tissue paper, computer print out, and silver leaf. I started with a vision for the plate although it did develop as I worked. I am happy with the final result and enjoyed the work so much I can foresee additional pieces in my future.
The decoupage plate is a part of a monthly blog hop with the designers at Designer Connection Crafts. For the month of June, we are working with any brand of decoupage. Go check out all the different tutorial at [decoupage]
Scan n Cut machine
Dishwasher safe Mod Podge
Best Glue Ever
decorative tissue paper
Clean off the back of the glass plate with rubbing alcohol.
I taped my computer print onto the Design n Cut mat because my mat isn’t as sticky as it once was.
Using my Scan n Cut, I set it to cut out the flowers. I chose the one that fits the bottom of the plate’s center.
I used dishwasher safe Mod Podge for this project.
I attached the flower first.
Then I used the Best Glue Ever to attach the silver leaf.
Here is the silver leaf completely attached. If you would like more details on how I applied the silver leaf, you can do so here: [silver leaf]
ScraPerfect is having some technical issues with their blog right now, here is the video for applying the silver leaf:
The final step was placing the tissue paper with Mod Podge. I chose to use torn pieces of tissue and layered it a few times. I also placed it over the silver leaf to seal in and protect it.
Once all the tissue paper is applied, I used a few layers of Mod Podge to seal. Once completely dry, I cut off the excess tissue around the rim with a craft knife.
Follow the directions on the Mod Podge bottle for drying requirements before use.
The decoupage paper I used was Quite Place. It is a part of the Out in my Garden set from Denise Boddey Designs. The one-sheet covered the entire project and was used in a few different ways. The Quite Place design has a colorful plant design with a subtle overall pattern. The different areas of design were used specifically on the birdhouse. The birdhouse makes a great decorative piece and there is a lot of attention to detail.
To make the leaves have more stability, I covered them in UV resin and cured it. Then I cut out the leaf design and set them aside for later.
Using a Foliage Green colored paint, I covered the birdhouse with a thin coat.
Here is the house painted.
I began to fit the subtle paper design to the sides of the birdhouse using decoupage glue under and over the paper.
Using a matte decoupage glue added a nice sheen to the paper. Trimming the paper to the bottom edge of the birdhouse while the paper was wet left a rough edge which I will hide later.
The back of the birdhouse has a nice surprising leaf design.
I added the decorative elements to the front. The resin leaves at the top and a bird sticker at the bottom. In the above photo, you can also see the ribbon wrapped around the bottom. I used decoupage glue for all of these elements.
The chimney and the circled end of the perch are also covered with the designed paper.
I also decoupaged the bottom of the birdhouse, paying attention to details.
For a final touch, the roof was wiped with sparkle paste, I applied this with my fingers for a light coat.
I am participating in the Designer Crafts Connection group blog hop that is sponsored by Little Birdie this month. The decoupage trinket box is what I made with the supplies Little Birdie provided.
The Designer Crafts Connection group is hosting a blog hop that is sponsored by Little Birdie this month. The above decoupage trinket box is what I made with the supplies Little Birdie provided. I really enjoyed the creative process of making the trinket box and I added a few parts as I was creating that I had not originally envisioned. These additions were the stenciling and the feet. I am excited to see what the other designers made since I believe we all received different materials to work with.
The box contained two coasters, two packs of the decoupage paper, Deco Magic in matte and glossy, and Varnish.
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To begin, I mixed ivory chalk paint and blue together for the inside of the box.
I painted one coat inside.
The outside I covered in one coat of the chalk paint.
I began to decoupage over the outside painted surface, one side at a time.
After each side was decoupaged under and over the paper, and it had dried, I cut the paper for the opening.
I then decoupaged the inside of the box. Note, the edges are messed up but they get fixed before I finish the box.
I stenciled the light blue color on the top of the box. This hints at the inside color.
The focal image was fussy cut from the decoupage paper and added to the top of the box, then the entire box was covered three times with the decoupage glue.
I decided to add feet to the box and painted beads to match with blue paint and then sealed them with the decoupage glue.
Using mixed media glue, I added them to the bottom of the box.
Here is the inside of the finished box. Notice those edges are all cleaned up! This might be my favorite part of the trinket box.
Here is the finished box from the side. I really think those feet are a great addition.
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