Learn how to make decoupage table with wrapping paper! It’s easy to do with Mod Podge Outdoor and this tutorial. Such a unique project. Skills Required: Intermediate. Wrapping paper can have a tendency to wrinkle, so you’ll need to read my tips carefully. Otherwise, you should have some experience with Mod Podge before trying this …
Learn how to decoupage furniture with Mod Podge using this unique collection of tutorials. You’ll duplicate the look of high end pieces on a small budget!
If there’s one thing that makes me happy, it’s bringing back a piece of furniture with my trusty bottle of Mod Podge. One of my favorite things to do is visit the thrift store and visualize how I would refurbish something with a little bit of paint and paper or fabric. While decoupage furniture can seem daunting, it’s really not if you just take it one step at a time.
When you begin to tackle decoupaging furniture, the process is going to be the same no matter if it’s a stool or chair or table – you’re going to want to prep the furniture for decoupage. After that, you’ll need to decide what you want to add to the furniture: fabric, wrapping paper, scrapbook paper, photos, tissue paper, napkins. The choices are really unlimited!
The secret to decoupaging furniture is to work very carefully and to use enough Mod Podge. When I see large wrinkles on a refurbished piece made with Mod Podge, it’s typically because someone got skimpy on the Mod Podge. Remember . . . Mod Podge starts drying quickly! The best thing to do is to use a medium-heavy layer and a Mod Podge brayer; then wipe away the excess Mod Podge that comes out the sides using a paintbrush.
There are three mediums that people are typically using on top of furniture:
- If you want to decoupage furniture with fabric, my upcycled fabric table tutorial can help. I like to prep my fabric with Mod Podge, which makes it REALLY easy to apply to the surface without wrinkles.
- If you want to decoupage furniture with wrapping paper, use the same method I use in this floral DIY coat rack. You’ll definitely want to mist the wrapping paper and use the brayer.
- If you want to decoupage furniture with scrapbook paper, check out this colorful table makeover. The thicker the scrapbook paper, the easier it is to decoupage and the better results you’ll have (less wrinkles!).
If you are wondering what Mod Podge formula to use to for your furniture, I recommend Furniture Mod Podge. It hardens to a durable, satin finish.
For more inspiration, visit these related articles with tons of furniture projects:
- 13 Mod Podge table ideas you’ll love
- Decoupage a dresser: 15 unique ideas
- 15 unique Mod Podge furniture projects
Now enjoy the decoupage furniture project tutorials below!
Paint a wooden stool using a paper doily as a resist instead of a stencil! Incorporate your favorite paint colors, then seal with Mod Podge. You may think me tricky – this is a painted wooden stool I did using a paper doily as a resist. “Ok Mod Podge lady,” you ask, “where is the …
Learn how to decoupage a tabletop in this unique upcycled furniture project! You can do it yourself with Mod Podge. So easy! Skills Required: Beginner. It helps if you have experience with paint and Mod Podge, because that’s what you’ll be doing to complete this project. I love a good upcycled furniture project! I’m please …
David takes on a unique furniture project: a themed baseball card table. He uses simple supplies from the hardware store – you can do it too! Use printouts or real baseball cards. Skills Required: Intermediate. I recommend having prior crafting experience before attempting. You’ll need to use tools to assemble wood pieces as well as …
If you want to attempt a Mod Podge table project, check out this collection of 13 great ideas. They’re all unique – which one will you try? Watch the video in this post of an IKEA lack makeover with Mod Podge! Cathie and Steve show you an easy way to DIY a table – you’re …
Have a wooden stool that needs a makeover? I made this decorative step stool with pretty paper and Mod Podge. It’s really EASY to do! Skills Required: Beginner. This is an easy project, but you should have prior crafting experience/working with Mod Podge. Read the instructions before beginning, especially if your paper is thinner. Happy …