One of my favorite craft projects is découpage on glass. With a few supplies and a couple hours of your time, you can have a très elegant home décor item to use as a housewarming gift or as a festive candy dish for your Thanksgiving party!
- the image(s) you want to adhere (make sure it fits on your glass item)
- Mod Podge (a glue/sealer found in most art/craft stores)
- a glass bowl or plate
- two foam brushes
- Latex paint the color of your choice
- an acrylic sealer (optional)
To learn the steps,
Here’s a step-by-step breakdown:
- Cut out the image(s) you want to use from the background. Magazines and antique prints are a great place to look for your images.
- Clean the glass bowl or plate (a household glass cleaner will do).
- Find a household object to prop your bowl or plate on, with the underside facing up, so you don’t paint the table you’re using.
- Use a foam brush to apply Mod Podge to the front of your image. Adhere the image to the underside of your glass item, so you can see it from the front.
- Seal the entire back of the plate (and back of image) with a few coats of Mod Podge. Let each coat dry before you move on to the next. Let dry.
- Use a different foam brush to apply a coat of your Latex paint to the back of your bowl or plate. Let dry. Continue to add coats until it is no longer see-through from the front, letting dry between coats. The number of coats necessary is dependent on the darkness of the paint color you choose.
- Once dry, seal the paint in with Mod Podge or an acrylic sealer.
- Enjoy! I like to use my decoupage bowls as candy dishes or a place to throw my keys, and the plates are great for hors d’oeuvres or wall hangings!