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Over 75 Decoupage Ideas You’ll HAVE to Try!

Get started on your decoupage journey with over 75 unique decoupage ideas! Grab a bottle of Mod Podge and start making. These are perfect for beginning crafters.

Decoupage Ideas for Adults

Imagine a world where your creativity knows no bounds, a place where every ordinary object holds the potential to become a masterpiece with just a touch of Mod Podge.

Welcome to our latest exploration: a treasure trove of over 75 decoupage ideas that promise to transform everyday items and surfaces into the magnificent.

Decoupage, the art of decorating objects with paper cutouts, is not just a craft; it’s a doorway to expressing your unique style and personality.

Whether you’re an experienced crafter or a curious beginner, the magic of Mod Podge offers endless possibilities to breathe new life into various surfaces, from wood and glass to metal and fabric. And the best part? It’s easier than you think!

In this post, we’re diving into a collection of decoupage crafts that are as cute as they are simple. Forget the intimidation of starting something new; these ideas are handpicked to ensure everyone, regardless of skill level, can join in on the fun.

From whimsical wall art and personalized gift ideas to upcycled home decor and pretty jewelry, we’ve got something for everyone.

So, grab your Mod Podge, gather your favorite papers and fabrics, and get ready to embark on a crafting journey that promises not just beautiful outcomes but also the joy of creation. Who knows? You might just discover your next favorite hobby.

Tips for Decoupage Crafts

Before we jump into the projects, I wanted to talk a little bit about decoupage. I also want to answer a few questions I typically get when discussing the craft with those who don’t have a lot of experience.

These FAQs should help you learn what to expect with decoupage. It’s an inexpensive craft for adults that you’re really going to fall in love with once you get started; I promise!

Decoupage crafts you're going to love

What objects can you decoupage?

You’ll see from the projects in this post that just about every surface can be decoupaged! Surfaces include wood, paper, fabric, glass, metal, tin, papier-mâché, terra cotta, MDF, and more.

The only surface that really presents an issue is plastic, or other surfaces that are extremely slick (and possibly have a coating, like some metals). Sometimes these surfaces resist acrylic products like craft paint and Mod Podge.

There are some options for decoupage on plastic, including keying up the surface with sandpaper or spray painting with plastic friendly spray paint first.

Decoupage on Wood

You’ll see a lot of decoupage ideas on wood in the list of projects, because that’s my favorite surface to use! I highly recommend starting with those, and in particular focusing on smaller items like frames and birdhouses to start.

Many craft stores have inexpensive wood surfaces for $1 – $2. If you’re just starting out, grab a wood surface along with a piece of scrap paper and start there. That way you’ll get the hang of it before attempting something more “serious.”

Re-Doing Furniture

There are a lot of decoupage ideas with furniture, and they are some of my favorites. You’ll see a few here, but I also wanted to make you aware of these dressers and tables you’ll eventually want to try. Furniture is so fun to re-do with decoupage medium!

What is the difference between decoupage and Mod Podge?

Absolutely! Decoupage is an art and a craft. Mod Podge is a brand of decoupage glue made by Plaid Enterprises, and it’s also called decoupage medium. There are several brands of decoupage mediums, and various formulas typically within those brands.

What is the best material to use for decoupage?

I’ve seen people use all sorts of things from gum wrappers to tin foil. I find myself using paper (including paper napkins) and fabric 99% of the time. But you’ll

What is the best glue for decoupage?

I might be a little biased, but I would always recommend Mod Podge. However, I’m always honest with my readers if there’s another product that I feel would work better to accomplish a certain task.

Are you ready to jump into the decoupage ideas? Check them out below!

Decoupage Ideas

Get started on your crafting journey with these 75 unique decoupage crafts! There are a variety of projects here for decor, gifts, jewelry, and more.

Which of these decoupage crafts are your favorite – I’d love to hear in the comments! Then take a peek at these other ideas and posts I’d love for you to see:

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Tuesday 7th of November 2023

I have trouble with any product polyurethane, polyacrylic, shellac for a number of reasons. My biggest issue is the first application. If I print and image, the reds/oranges/pinks tend to bleed and it ruined. Is there a way with Modge Podge to seal the image without this happening? Does Modge Podge have a VOC level? I don't like using the products mentioned above.


Thursday 30th of March 2023

Is it possible to mod podge a leather desk pad?


Sunday 2nd of April 2023

Hi Caroline! People have Mod Podged leather with decent results. You might want to rough up the pad a little bit with some sandpaper before Mod Podging it. That seems to help it adhere better.

Gail Gearrin

Tuesday 14th of February 2023

How could I decoupage my laminate countertops? It would look so pretty and I could seal it with something that wouldn't yellow,,.is it possible with napkins or fabric?

Marcia Bihun

Thursday 24th of March 2022

I have an old I'm going to give it my best... Love your ideas..I'm new at crafting..I'm 72 but I'm bored..thank you.


Thursday 24th of March 2022

Welcome to crafting Marcia! I hope you will join our Facebook group! Would love to see your creations:

Dashon Stewart

Tuesday 8th of March 2022

What about decorations for binders to put information papers in?