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Decoupage is simple to do, messy enough for kids to enjoy but not so much that you feel like tearing your hair out and in order to obtain your item for decorating, you have to drink wine.
What’s not to like??
But, on with the main event!!
First things first, cheers!!
Once your bottle is empty (or jar if that is what you have chosen) you need to make the substance that will form the glue to hold your paper in place as well as the glaze. To do this mix 50% water and 50% PVA glue.
Get your paper ready by tearing into scraps of varying sizes. Apply a thin layer of your glue mixture directly onto your glass using the paintbrush, place a scrap of paper onto the glue, making sure (as much as possible) that it has gone on wrinkle-free. Then apply another thin layer of glue over the top to seal it in place. Repeat this process until your entire bottle is covered.
That’s it. Stand back and admire the finished product!
For my storage vase, I tore up some pages from a favourite book of mine which I think looks great. I’m planning to do this for a friend of mine and fill the jar with cookies as a small extra.
You can use your wine bottle as a pretty decorative vase. At Christmas you could use seasonal paper to make an advent candle holder perhaps or make your own wine and give as presents. You can add embellishments in the form of beads and ribbon, or maybe sprinkle some glitter on. The possibilities are endless.
Meg and Eli really enjoyed covering their bottles too. Yes, the finished product isn’t as sleek as the ones that I made but they are really proud of their efforts and both now have their bottles on display in their room. For 4 and 2 year olds, I think they did a great job!
This is such a simple and quick craft as well, which I love.
What do you think of our decoupage efforts??