Help with decoupaging a wine bottle?

I have everything I think I need to get started on a decoupaged wine bottle craft! I was thinking of using the finished product as a flower vase for my kitchen table. Any suggestions or ideas before I start?? How many coats of magazine clippings/mod podge do I need? And what's the best way to apply the glitter?

Thanks everyone!!
  4 answers
  • Tinaequinn Tinaequinn on Feb 25, 2017
    I find that good reference to decoupage on any surface is "patioelf" on YouTube.
    One thing, thought I'd mention that I tried using magazine cutouts, but they have a tendency to smear and "bleed" ruining the finished product. Napkins or laser jet printer copies are good as well as tissue paper or any lightweight paper.

  • Canadianlady Canadianlady on Feb 26, 2017
    Ensure that all your papers are the same texture and weight. Tissue paper works best, in my opinion. Working with a small section, apply a single coat of podge, then a layer of tissue, followed by an outer coat of podge. After everything is on the bottle, you may want to add an additional coat of podge to ensure everything is sealed. You can use distressing inks after everything is dry if you want. Good luck.

  • Deanna Nassar Deanna Nassar on Feb 26, 2017
    Sprinkle the glitter on the last coat of podge before it dries.

  • Kim20686087 Kim20686087 on Feb 26, 2017
    I have done a lot of mod podge and love teaching it to children. I have learned to simplify the process so they could do it without tissue paper stuck all over their fingers and holes all over the project where the tissue pulled off. If the bottles are clean of all paper and residue from labels, I have them glue the tissue paper right onto the glass starting with small sections, I have them apply glue with a glue stick right onto the bottle, and either tear or cut strips or pieces. If the bottles are not clean, we cover them with pieces of masking tape and then proceed with the gluing. It makes the bottle more opaque, but it is still an interesting effect. I sometimes use cut outs from magazine pictures or calendar pictures along with the the tissue paper. I also stamp flowers, leaves, letters, etc. onto the project to give it dimension, etc. When everything is glued in place, I cover it with a watered down mod podge, letting it dry and then applying the mod podge several more times, letting it dry in between each application. One of the easiest ways to add glitter is to put some directly into the mod podge, then you don't have to worry about a mess or clean up! I then cover the project with a water based varnish.