DIY Lighted Decoupage Winter Scene
Here's a warm and cozy idea to chase away those winter blues and brighten up your home after the holidays! It's called reverse decoupage using a winter themed napkin and dimensional snowflakes. It's a great way of customizing a recycle glass bottle for almost any occasion. With this technique you just decoupage a paper napkin on the back of a bottle, giving off a see-through the glass picture which allows you to use the front, inside, and also the back of the bottle to add additional decorative themed items!
Let's get started by cleaning the surface of a clean glass bottle with alcohol to remove grease and any dirt that might have been missed and let dry.
Lay the opened napkin print side up on your work surface and place the bottle on top of the design and centering. Next, dip the tip of a paint brush in water and dab around the edges of the bottle until you have completely wet the napkin around the bottle.
Using the tip of your finger, tear out the napkin following around the wet portion. Then separate the 2-3 ply white paper from the printed side of the napkin.
Next, coat the back of the bottle with Mod Podge using a paint brush.
Then lay the printed side of the napkin face down on the bottle, centering napkin. Brush out napkin with additional mod podge.
Smooth out wrinkles and air bubble on napkin using plastic wrap (I cut up an old ziplock bag for thicker plastic)
Let dry completely and then use sandpaper to remove any rough edges.
To enhance the printed napkin and make it less transparent, paint over the napkin with white chalk paint and let dry.
Apply a second coat of paint and let dry. Use Snow-Tex to add dimension using snowflake stencils on the front and back.
Have fun adding snowflakes all over!
And finally, insert the cork twinkle lights for a lovely night-light for those cold wintry evenings!