Sunday, December 18, 2011

De-Coupon-Age ornament how to

First, I want to say I apologize that I didn't take pictures during the process. I would normally, but I was covered in Modge Podge, glitter glue, and varnish while the lil guy was escaping with coupons and coloring the new wood table with glitter glue. We have a nice sparkly table in some spots now. Good thing it comes off fairly easily with HOT water and soap. (Can you tell we've done this before? Remember this?)

Here's the low-down.

Bulb ornament (I bought a large clear plastic one from Michael's) Size depends on you
Small bottle of Modge Podge (you don't need a ton)
1 tube glitter glue
1 can of spray finish (shellac, varnish, clear glossy spray paint)
Coupons or whatever you are going to use to cover the ornament.
Sponge brush or paint brush (I liked the small sponge brush best)

Step 1: Cut the items to the size you want. I did circles, rectangles and squares.

Step 2: Use the sponge brush to apply Modge Podge to the back of the paper.  Note, you will get it on you and therefore be sticky, so watch what you touch while doing this. Hence the reason for no pics!

Step 3: Once the paper is covered on one side in Modge Podge place it on the bulb ornament. Be sure to smooth it and remove creases. Again, this is a sticky job, but tons of fun! Continue until bulb is covered in your medium.

Step 4:  Allow it to dry and cover the entire thing with a small amount of Modge Podge to ensure no pieces lift or come off. It doesn't take much. Be sure to spread it around well.

Step 5: Spray with 1 coat of varnish. How you do this is up to you. I hung it up in my unfinished basement and sprayed away. You could also put down paper and spray one side then the other (after the first side dries, of course).

Step 6: After varnish is dry, apply glitter glue and spread to thin it out (this will make it dry faster).

Step 7: Re-spray with varnish. If doing more than 1 coat, allow 15-20 min. between coats to dry. Let dry 24 hours.

Step 8: Apply ribbon and you're done!!!!!

So you can't see the glitter as well as I hoped, but it is there! See the spec on the "S" in Save???

I love this project because you can do this with anything! They also have cute little boxes at the craft stores you could use decoupage for so if an ornament isn't your thing, see what else they have.

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