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Decoupaged Boys Dresser Using a Coloring Book

Get your sharpies kids... we're gonna color on the furniture!!
Time: 2 Hours Cost: $6 Difficulty: Easy
Remove hardware, clean your surface and make sure it is smooth..
gather some supplies...
I didn't wind up using the foam brush.. It probably would have broke apart on me in the middle of the project. Didn't seem worth the fuss.
As for the glue, you can buy special glue from the store meant for decoupage/mod podge or you can mix your own, using one part glue and one part water. This mix has always worked for me. I have been using it for years.

From there,
Brush the glue over the surface
Place the paper you are gluing in place
Brush over the paper.
You should have a bit of work time to make sure it is in place but, I do not recommend moving it around too much for too long.
Wet paper does tear easy and glue does get sticky.
For the corners, I made a slit and folded the paper over on itself gluing as I went along.
I used this little tool to push the paper into the grooves, at first. Then I learned that it was easier/better to wet the tip of my finger and just use my own finger.
I drilled finger boards and an old Dollar Store yoyo for handles.
:( I could only find one side of the yoyo. It would have been so much cooler to have both sides.
I'm sure it will turn up one day in my craft junk.
They're still coloring it. I will most likely polyurethane the piece when they are finally finished to seal it off and keep it protected from wear and tear.

Materials I used for this project:

  • Decoupage glue OR a mix of 1 part glue & 1 part water
  • Paint brush
  • Decorative paper
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Ask the creator about this project

  • Hillela G.
    Hillela G.
    on Jul 16, 2017

    What a fabulous idea and summer project!!! They're going to love having such a big roll in their own furniture! Neat!!!

  • Wendy
    on Jul 16, 2017

    As a kid I would love this! Heck, now I'd love it!

  • Janet Marshall Kimble
    Janet Marshall Kimble Greenville, SC
    on Jul 22, 2017

    I like this. Once sealed you have a memory piece to keep forever. Good for all sorts of comics, comic books, or coloring books of all ages.
    Could even cover with schools art work.

  • Ileen Stephens
    Ileen Stephens Humble, TX
    on Jul 29, 2017

    I like the idea of using their school art work...

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