Tips for Decoupaging Paper Napkins Onto Furniture
TIP 1: Crumple the napkin. I didn't think I was good enough at decoupaging to apply it completely smooth onto the table. (I was right!) So I decided to embrace the wrinkles right from the start for a weathered vintage look. This also hid the deep creases in the napkin where it was folded inside of the packaging.
TIP 5: Gently pop any air bubbles with a pushpin before brushing on the top coat of Mod Podge. Sounds like good advice to try next time.
But what about the giant hole I had now??? I could not find any tutorials to address this issue so I improvised.
That’s what I did to make a patch for the hole in my tabletop, trying to cut out an area to match up with the hole. I applied it the same way as my original napkins.
(I did the same thing in a few other spots, but I’m not telling where!)
When that dried, I sealed the tabletop with American Paint Company’s new Hard Coat, a low-VOC product that provides a durable finish. I finished the table’s legs with APC Clear Wax.
Here’s my table:
Debby Weisman on Jul 30, 2020
When you tear grocery sacks and use Modge Podge or the glue and water You can put this down after wrinkling up each torn piece to cover furniture or I gave a wood finish to cigar boxes or small boxes that I added small turning wood pieces for legs and made drilled holes in the box tops and added potpourri and really smelled nice.