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Decoupage Container

Print 3 - decoupage containerYOU’LL NEED

  • Scrap paper (newsprint, magazines, old books)
  • Water
  • Bowl
  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • Foam brush
  • Wooden box
  • Varathane


  • Choose an old book that is too worn for a thrift store.
  • Carefully cut out shapes and words. Plan how you will arrange some of the cutouts on a wooden box (found at a dollar store).
  • Pour some white glue into a bowl and add water to loosen the consistency.
  • Using a foam brush, apply glue to the back of each shape, but don’t worry if you get some glue on the front as well.
  • Images are supposed to be overlapping.
  • Let dry, then coat with varathane.

a man carrying two children

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