Decoupaging glass jars or bottles is a really fun and relaxing way to add a personalized touch to your home decor. You can use a wide range of materials to create your designs, including pattern papers! In this blog post, ill show you the steps for decoupaging glass jars or bottles using pattern papers that you can find for free here at Mels Patterns.
What You’ll Need:
Glass jars or bottles
Pattern papers from Mels Patterns
Decoupage glue (such as modpodge , or PVA glue will do)
Step 1: Prepare Your Jars or Bottles
Clean the glass jars or bottles with soap and water, removing any labels or stickers. If you’re using old bottles, you might want to use sandpaper to smooth out any rough edges.
Step 2: Choose and Print Your Pattern Papers
Choose a few pattern papers from Mels Patterns. You can find lots of design styles, from shabby chic vintage to bold modern, to fit your decor. Using a home printer and plain printer paper, print out your patterns.
Step 3: Cut Out Your Pattern Papers
Using scissors, cut out the pattern papers into smaller strips or shapes that you want to use for your decoupage design. You can mix and match different patterns to create a unique look.
Step 4: Apply Decoupage Glue
Using a paintbrush, apply a thin layer of decoupage glue to the surface of the glass jar or bottle. You can cover the entire surface or only where you plan to place the paper.
Step 5: Apply the Pattern Papers
Carefully place your pattern paper cutouts onto the glued surface of the glass jar or bottle. Make sure to smooth out any wrinkles or air bubbles.
Step 6: Apply More Decoupage Glue
Once all your pattern papers are in place, apply another layer of decoupage glue on top of the entire surface. This will seal the pattern papers and create a smooth and durable finish. If you want you can repeat this step for a more durable finish.
Step 7: Let it Dry
Patience! Let the decoupage glue dry completely before handling the glass jars or bottles. This may take several hours, depending on the thickness of the glue.
Step 8: Add Finishing Touches (Optional)
Once the decoupage glue is completely dry, you can add finishing touches to your glass jars or bottles. You could use paint, beads, buttons or even ribbons. Hope you liked this post and enjoy creating!