Mod Podging with napkins has become really popular! Get 30+ napkin decoupage ideas – you’ll love this collection of great projects.
Have you ever tried decoupaging with napkins? It’s time for you to try. These decoupage ideas using napkins are the perfect place to start! Using Mod Podge with napkins can be a little tricky, but with a little practice and some patience you can have it mastered in no time.
I get asked my tips on decoupage with napkins, and I definitely recommend trying a test first using a cheap tile you can get from a home improvement store (they cost about $.50).
Peel the front layer of the napkin from the back layer, then Mod Podge down. Lightly brush or tap the napkin down so you don’t tear it up. It’s going to take some practice, hence the tile test!
Check out these napkin decoupage projects below and let me know if you’ve worked with napkins before in your Mod Podge crafts – I’d love to hear what you’ve made!
Decoupage with Napkins
Use Mod Podge with napkins to make some beautiful projects! We'll show you how to do it - get tons of great ideas below.
Drawer Fronts with Napkins
How to Decoupage Napkins on Canvas
Are you wondering how to decoupage napkins on canvas? Learn how to do it with this emoji canvas project. Such a fun idea and very easy!
Mod Podge Candles with Tropical Napkins
Use dollar store supplies to make these pretty Mod Podge candles! We added a tropical flair to ours, making them perfect for parties.
DIY Avengers Superhero Shoes
Wear these shoes to your next ComicCon! Perfect for the comic book or superhero lover in your life.
Decoupage Flower Pots with Pretty Napkins
Learn how to decoupage flower pots using napkins and Mod Podge! This easy craft adds beauty to your home decor. Also makes a great gift.
How to Mod Podge a Box with Napkins
Learn how to Mod Podge a cardboard box with napkins in this tutorial. It was FREE to make and is easy enough for adults or kids!
Picnic Basket Makeover
Mod Podge a Chair with Napkins
Cover a plain wood chair using some fancy pants napkins – what a makeover! This decoupage furniture idea makes quite an impact.
Floral Wood Table Tutorial
Do you have the Podgeables to cover an entire table with napkins? It's not as hard as you think. This project turned out beautifully! You have to see it.
Mod Podge Napkin Journals
Take your notebooks to the next level by giving your journal covers some flair with napkins and Mod Podge! Great for your personal journal or school notebooks, these bright and colorful napkin journals are sure to motivate you to do your best!
Coastal Inspired Globe Makeover
Turn an old globe into a pretty nautical themed display piece using coastal napkins. I love the colors used in this project.
Napkins on Wood Crates
Jen will show you her method for decoupaging napkins onto wood. I love all the beautiful wood crates she covered! This is storage you can make and keep out because you want everyone to see it.
Decorate a Pendant Lamp
Make over a simple pendant lamp with some colorful napkins. Love how many different ways you could do this!
Fun Napkin Decoupaged Coasters
These handmade coasters were made with party napkins. They are so colorful and fun - and 8 coasters cost less than $4!
How to Make Colorful Magnetic Clothespins
This simple tutorial will show you how to make colorful magnetic clothespins to use on your fridge or command center. They are super easy to make with Mod Podge and napkins.
Napkin Decoupage Zoo Animals
Create your own menagerie with this fun napkin decoupage project! This animals look pretty with polka dots, but you can use any napkins you like.
Decorate Flameless Candles with Napkins (Easy!)
Learn how to decorate flameless candles with Mod Podge and napkins. These decoupage candles are easy and make great gifts!
Napkin Decoupage Milk Bottle
Decoupage a designer napkin onto a milk bottle for a fun and functional centerpiece!
DIY Botanical Box
Add a touch of botanicals to a favorite container with Mod Podge and napkins! I love the slightly faded, vintage style look of this easy project.
DIY Party Lanterns with Napkins and Glitter
This is yet another great way to DIY your next celebration - decorate party lanterns with napkins, glitter, and Mod Podge. So easy!
Decoupage Dollar Store Birdhouse With Napkins
What is perfect for putting on the side of a wood birdhouse? Why, a bird napkin! This is the perfect decor for a simple craft store surface.
Mod Podge Plastic Bottles with Napkins
if you want to grab some recycles from the bin and practice your hand at decoupage with napkins, try Mary's tutorial on plastic bottles! These turned out pretty cute.
Decoupage Dollar Tree Candles with Napkins
Makeover candles with just a few materials from the dollar store! These decoupage candles can be customized for any occasion.
Fun & Inexpensive Decoupage Easter Eggs
Give your Easter eggs some flair like they've never had before - use paper cutouts and add them to the surface of the egg as shown above.
Wood Pallet Flag with Napkins
Learn how to decoupage wood with napkins using these helpful tips from Kim! She attached a flag napkin to a mini wood pallet, and you can adapt this idea for a variety of crafts using any patriotic napkin you like.
Day of the Dead Pumpkin Craft
Are you ready for a cool Day of the Dead pumpkin craft you can make in minutes? You can customize this project with any napkins you like. Great for using small designs.
Fall Napkin Dollar Store Pumpkin Makeover
The project above used pieces of napkin to cover portions of the pumpkin - this project covers the entire pumpkin in napkins! This will give you great practice Mod Podging napkins to a round surface.
Napkin Decoupage Gift Boxes
Create unique decoupaged gift boxes to add some flair to your gifts this year! Your loved ones will love these napkin-covered boxes and the extra creativity that went into to creating them.
How to Make a Napkin Ornament
Do you know how easy it is to make this gorgeous napkin ornament? With just a few minutes, you can learn how to make a napkin ornament that will be one of your new favorite Christmas crafts!
DIY Seashell Christmas Ornaments
Make DIY seashell Christmas ornaments made with found oyster shells and tissue paper. A fun and easy way to decorate your Christmas tree.
Let me know your favorite ideas for decoupage with napkins in the comments!
Tuesday 22nd of February 2022
I used Matt mod podge and napkins to decorate soaps. My soap bar turned cloudy when I used it. Should I sell them as decorative soaps only or can I use either a hard coat or waterproof over the original Matt modpodge. I decoupaged over 50 bars ( used bought Dial soap. I love the look of Matt on the soap but wanted them also functional in addition to being decorative
Wednesday 23rd of February 2022
June I'm wondering if when they dried out . . . they were no longer cloudy? I'm hoping you have a Facebook account. The reason I say that is because we have a Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/craftywithmodpodge/ and a lot of those women have done soaps with napkins . . . I have only used paper personally. If you could join we could troubleshoot!
Friday 5th of March 2021
Love your ideas you are very creative!!!!
Saturday 12th of March 2016
Each pair ended up taking me about 5 hrs since I wanted each one in a specific spot, then had to go back through and fill in the holes with the blue.
Thursday 25th of February 2016
My favorite use with napkins is on tiny paper mache boxes. Because the area is small, I have to look for napkins with finer print. It is a lot of fun. Here is an example https://www.pinterest.com/pin/531776668481443627/ I've also made many of the tile coasters. A box of 100 blank tiles is around $15. I glued coordinating colored felt squares to the bottoms which I think look very nice. It covers up the backs of the tiles. I also like the finished look of carrying the tissue around the sides of the tile as well. Here are a couple of examples. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/531776668481443704/ https://www.pinterest.com/pin/531776668481443721/
Thursday 25th of February 2016
Beautiful !!Thanks for sharing Amy.Iam from Mumbai (India) would you please let me know from where can i buy Paper Napkin Motif.It would be really heplful.
Thursday 25th of February 2016
Hi Anita! I'm not sure where you can buy napkins in India. I would ask locally!