DIY Decoupage Crafts

Break out the Mod Podge (and a brush) to create these awesome projects from HGTV Magazine. You’ll hardly recognize this old-school craft.

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Alison Gootee

Pop-Art Dresser

Remove the hardware and pull out the drawers. Measure the drawer fronts and the kick plate, then cut a poster into sections to fit. Brush Mod Podge onto the backs of the poster pieces and stick them on. Coat with layers of Mod Podge. Let dry, then poke holes in the paper from inside the drawers. Reattach the pulls. Dresser: Rast 3-drawer chest, $35, ikea.com. Paint: Silver Threads by Olympic. Poster: 24\" x 36\" Pan Am \"London,\" $19, stores.ebay.com/vintageartandposters

Alison Gootee

Patterned Drawer Knobs

Cut paper into circles a little larger than the head of the knob. Coat each knob with Mod Podge, then smooth the paper over the wood, folding under any extra. Coat with layers of Mod Podge. After papering, poke holes in a shoebox lid, then stick knobs in them to dry. Knobs: Liberty 2\" round wood cabinet hardware, $2 each, homedepot.com. Paper: bottom left: origami paper, $8 for 100 sheets, pearlriver.com; bottom right: cocktail beverage napkins, $5 for 20, casparionline.com; all others: vintage books and maps, try Etsy for similar options

Alison Gootee

Comic iPhone Case

Place the case on the back of a comic book page and trace around it and inside the camera hole. Cut it out, using an X-Acto knife. Brush Mod Podge on the back of the paper and stick it on the case. Coat with layers of Mod Podge. Case: Sure Fit PC+TPU case for iPhone 5 in gloss white, $5, monoprice.com

Alison Gootee

Zigzag Wastebasket

Lay the wastebasket on the back of your paper and trace each side. Cut each piece of paper a little bigger than what you traced. Brush Mod Podge onto the basket and stick on each piece of paper, slightly overlapping the edges. Coat with layers of Mod Podge. Wastebasket: Lacquer waste bin, $29, westelm.com. Paper: Gold and chartreuse chevron fine paper, $5 per 22\" x 30\" sheet, paper-source.com

Alison Gootee

Fabric-Wrapped Vases

Cut fabric into a strip big enough to wrap around the vase. Brush both sides of fabric with fabric Mod Podge to prevent it from fraying, and let dry on a sheet of wax paper. Brush fabric Mod Podge on the back of the fabric and stick it to the vase. Coat with a layer of fabric Mod Podge. Vases: Gloss white ceramic, from $4 each, jamaligarden.com. Fabric: printed: cotton broadcloth, $13 per yard, bandjfabrics.com; lace: cotton voile embroidery in fuchsia, $16 per yard, graylinelinen.com

Alison Gootee

Abstract Art

Tear tissue paper into large pieces. Brush Mod Podge onto a canvas, then stick on the tissue paper. Coat with a light layer of Mod Podge. Canvas: Blick Studio 24\" x 30\" traditional 3/4\"-profile cotton canvas, $10.50, dickblick.com

Alison Gootee

Patchwork Side Table

Brush Mod Podge onto the backs of paint chips and stick them to the tabletop, starting from the edges. Coat with layers of Mod Podge. Table: Lack side table, $8, ikea.com

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