Items You Will Need

Elmer’s Glue-All
Decoupagable surface
Fine sandpaper
Decoupage item (like this photo)


Pour ¾-cup Elmer’s Glue-All into a bowl along with ¼-cup cool water.

Stir well with a spoon until you have a lightly runny glue product.

Prepare a wood decoupage surface by sanding lightly. Wipe the sawdust away with a damp cloth. Wipe all other surfaces to remove any dirt.

Dip the paintbrush into the decoupage medium and coat the surface you will decoupage with a thin layer.

Dip paintbrush into the decoupage again and brush the backside of the item you will decoupage onto the surface lightly with the medium.

Apply the decoupage item onto the surface carefully. Press the paper item onto the surface starting in the center. Work your way out to the edges with your fingers to remove air bubbles.

Wait one to two minutes and remove any additional air bubbles that appear by pressing the bubbles out from the center.

Apply a coat of the decoupage medium over the entire surface to seal the surface. Allow the medium to dry completely before you use the item.