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40+ Fabulous Decoupage Ideas

Discover how to decoupage a variety of items with the ideas in this collection.

By: Rachel Bernstein, Editor, FaveCrafts.com

There's a lot to love about decoupage and collage projects. They're simple to make and the possibilities are endless! This set of 40+ Fabulous Decoupage Ideas features decoupage furniture, decoupage wood boxes and so much more! 

Aside from the traditional decoupage crafts, there are decoupage instructions for unique projects like a magazine holder and a birdhouse, not to mention decoupage Easter eggs.  There's even a tutorial that shows you how to decoupage a mailbox! 

No matter what you're looking for, you're sure to find something that inspires you in this collection of fabulous decoupage ideas! Look out below for Mod podge ideas that you are going to love. From home decor ideas to simple jewelry ideas, these decoupage crafts are hard to pass by. Plus, scroll all the way down for some insanely helpful tutorial on how to remove decoupage as well as how to store your crafting supplies, making sure your decoupage materials never dry up.

Decoupage Ideas

Decoupage Furniture

End Table Upcycle

Even though you can decoupage almost anything, decoupage furniture is by far one of the most popular mod podge crafts.  These five decoupage furniture ideas will help you put personal touches on your home accessories and avoid cookie-cutter decor.

  • End Table UpcycleSome old scrapbook paper and a little paint can instantly transform a side table into something artistic and fun!  This colorful decoupage project is a great way to bring color into your room.
  • Decoupage DresserTransform an old dresser into a vintage piece with this fun decoupage craft.  This is a great way to use up old paper or try a stenciling technique.
  • Patchwork Decoupage ChairGather up old paper scraps and decorate a chair with this fun and fabulous decoupage idea.  This would be a great project to decorate a misplaced chair or your outdoor seating chairs.
  • Penny's BenchThis is a great stepping stool for a bathroom or something to have by the bed for older people, pets, or younger children.  This sweet bench also makes a great foot stool.
  • String of Circles BookshelfThis simple yet artistic book case is great for storing almost anything!  It would also look great in a bathroom holding toiletries or extra towels.
  • Elegant Refurbished Entryway CabinetThis gorgeous cabinet is an easy project for beginners to decoupage furniture, and the results are so lovely! Check out the great tips for measuring the design perfectly.
  • Beautiful Bookshelf DecoupageThis decoupage project uses fabric to add flair and color to ordinary bookshelves. It's great for beginners since you're measuring for clean edges!
  • Audrey Hepburn Vintage DresserShow your fancy side with this gorgeous decoupage furniture project. This dresser is a chic accessory for any classy woman to add to her home.
  • Ikea Tarva Dresser Makeover with Fabric Lined DrawersBuy a simple dresser and dress it up with new knobs, paint, and of course, decoupage.

How to Decoupage on Wood

How to Decoupage on Wood

If you are considering exploring one of the above decoupage furniture ideas, check our How to Decoupage on Wood for all of your need-to-knows and how-tos.

Decoupage Home Accents

Wallpaper Pattern Wall Art

These are our favorite decoupage ideas for you to use around your house.  From picture frames to decoupage art, learn how to decoupage cute home accents with these easy instructions!

  • Wallpaper Pattern Wall ArtDo you have wrapping paper that's just too pretty to use?  Put it on display!  With this fun and easy tutorial, you can make elegant wall decor in minutes.
  • Decoupage Bud VaseCreate a lovely vase for your spring and summer flowers with great decoupage ideas like this.  This easy to make vase is also great for kids!
  • Colorful Tissue Paper FramesHelp your kids make memories they'll never forget by framing them in these cute decoupage frames.  This is also a great classroom craft for teachers.
  • Friends Decoupage FrameHave some scraps of paper?  Assemble them together in a cute frame.  You could also give this frame as a gift to your best friends.
  • Awesome Comic Wrapped Decorative BallsLovers of the comic strips will love this project.  These decorative balls would look great sitting in a bowl or even hanging from your Christmas tree.
  • Reverse Collage Tea TrayBring your loved one breakfast in bed in this sweet tea tray. 
  • Quick and Easy Candle Holder UpdateThis is a great way to update candle holders you found at a garage sale or if you're looking to make a housewarming gift.
  • Memorable Moments Photo CollageMod podge crafts are a great way to help you capture memories. Gather up your favorite photos for this thoughtful gift.
  • Recycled State Map MagnetsIf you want to learn how to decoupage but aren't sure how to get started, this is a great way to get started.
  • Road Map Picture FrameIn just minutes, you can turn mod podge ideas into a reality. This project is fun for the whole family (and super easy, too).
  • Mosaic Fabric Seahorse CanvasUse paint and papers to bring this creative canvas to life. No matter the weather, you can pretend that you're at the beach.
  • Easy Decoupage FramesThis reader-favorite is one of the top Mod Podge crafts out there. This project is quick, easy and super fun. Be sure to include a personal photo when you give this DIY gift to a friend or family member.
  • Chic Coffee Tray Decoupage IdeaLearn how to make a DIY tray for your home, perfect for sipping tea on the couch or drinks on the back porch.
  • Instagram DIY CoastersTransform your favorite Instagram photos into home accents with this decoupaged idea.
  • Sweet Decoupage Picture FrameYou only need a few inexpensive supplies to complete this project, so there's no excuse not to make one. Be sure to add embellishments such as rolled paper flowers to give your frame a one-of-a-kind touch. This is a great home decor craft that you can also give as a gift.
  • Charming Country DIY Welcome SignMake a stunning sign with this helpful video tutorial. Welcome guests with a gorgeous home accent that is great for beginners to make!

Decoupage Organizers

Decoupage Storage Bin

Don't you just love when decoupage ideas are cute and functional at the same time?  These Mod Podge projects will help you store your stuff while also doubling as adorable decorations! If you're wondering how to decoupage a box, we have tons of tutorials for decoupage boxes in the collection of storage ideas below!

  • Decoupage Storage BinPerfect for books or yarn, this decorative storage bin is a great way to add decorative style to your craft room.  These also look great in a kids room.
  • Yarn Storage BoxStore your yarn out in the open with this cute and decorative storage box.  Decoupage paper onto a wooden box for an easy and fun project.
  • Magazine HolderYou can create color and style on your bookshelves, too, with this easy magazine holder project.  Store all your great magazines and notes in colorful folders.
  • Recipe Box RedoThis recipe box makes a great gift.  Decoupage it with old family recipes or photos of well-loved family dishes to make a gift that anyone is sure to appreciate.
  • Decoupage Sewing Storage BoxThis storage box is great for organizing papers and maps.  It makes a great project for dad, grandpa, or a hard to shop for brother.
  • Fabric Floral Trinket BoxWomen of all ages will love this sweet trinket box.  You can use it for jewelry or to store keys and other nick knacks.
  • Vintage Decoupage Tea Towel NotebookRecord your thoughts and schedule reminders in this adorable notebook. Learn how to decoupage and notebook and you'll never wonder which one is yours ever again.

Outdoor Decoupage

Wallpaper Decoupage Flower Pots

Decoupage ideas don't have to be confined to the indoors!  Make some unique decorations for your yard or garden with these decoupage instructions for outdoor projects. 

  • Wallpaper Decoupage Flower PotsThis is a great decoupage craft project for gardening fans.  You could decoupage the pot with pictures of the flower growing inside so there's no guessing game as to which is which!
  • Decoupage a Mailbox with FabricHave the most unique mailbox on the block with this fun decoupage project.  Give guests a taste of your style by decorating your mailbox.
  • Decoupage Spring Flower PotsBring the outdoors inside with this fun and bright decoupage project for kids and adults.  These flower pots are great for Easter, but can easily be used to display colorful flowers year round.
  • Garden ToteThis sweet and colorful wooden tote will make gathering fruits, veggies, and flowers much easier.  Take this sweet basket with you into the garden for clutter free organizing and gardening.
  • Decoupage Birdhouses VideoDon't forget to add some color and decoration outside your home, too!  This cute birdhouse is easy to make and a great way to get the kids involved in crafting.  Birds and all small animals will just love their new pad!
  • Decoupaged Flower Pot Crafts(Video) Learn how to decoupage on top of terra cotta pots to make the cutest flower pot crafts out there.

Decoupage for Special Occasions

Mother's Day Bird Frame

Create a memorable gift for the holidays with these decoupage ideas for special occasions.  From picture frames to ornaments and everything in between, there are so many great things you can create using these decoupage instructions.

  • Mother's Day Bird FrameCelebrate the most important woman in your life with this sweet Mother's Day frame.  A little bird embellishment makes this frame so cute and fun.
  • Decoupage Holiday OrnamentThis is a great way to honor those you love during the holiday season.  Decoupage family photos on ornaments to create a one of a kind family tree!
  • Be Mine Decoupage CanvasWin over your Valentine with this decoupage canvas project.  This sweet home decor craft makes an adorable gift for anyone you love!
  • Floral Decoupaged Easter EggsThese springtime eggs are a great Easter decoration.  Kids can even get in on the fun by decorating these eco-friendly home decor ornaments.
  • Decoupage Easter EggsIf you like the all natural look of decorated Easter eggs, you're going to love this project.  Decorated with real natural items, these eggs are great for nature lovers!
  • Decoupage Holiday PlateThis decoupage project is perfect for handing over a nice plate of homemade cookies.  Neighbors, friends, and family are sure to appreciate the extra work you put into creating these unique and personal cookie platters.
  • Make In Minutes Fabric CoasterFree Craft Video: Recycle scraps of fabrics for this easy craft project. This is a fun way to recycle old fabric that you might otherwise throw away. 

Decoupage Projects You Can Wear

Decoupage Pendant Necklace

If you've ever wondered how to decoupage jewelry, these projects will show you how simple it really is.  This is just a short list of decoupage ideas for accessories, but there is really no limit to what you can create when you use your imagination!

  • Decoupage Pendant NecklaceKeep your loved ones close to heart with this sweet charm necklace.  This also makes a great gift for moms and grandmas.
  • Spring Flower HeadbandFor beginning crafters, it doesn't get much easier than this.  This spring flower headband is an easy decoupage project that's sure to get anyone hooked on Mod Podge!
  • Dangling Decoupage EarringsCan't seem to find the right earrings?  Why not make your own?  These dangle decoupage earrings are so fun and stylish.  You can customize them to be whatever color you'd like and you can easily wear them with almost anything.
  • Bright Color BanglesGirls of all ages will love these brightly colored bangles.  Mix and match designs or wear them one at a time to create a look that's unique and fun!

How to Decoupage Tutorials

Mod Podge Basics + 28 Mod Podge Crafts

Now that you've seen all of the fabulous decoupage ideas that we've collected for you, you might be curious about different techniques and tricks you can do with this creative craft.  If we've peaked your interest, below are some great tips and instructions for decoupage craft ideas that you should definitely check out.

Bonus! Helpful How to Decoupage Tutorials

How to Remove Mod Podge

Whether you are brand new to mod podge ideas or just need some help, check out these super helpful mod podges tips and tricks tutorials and full articles from the editors here at FaveCrafts.

Decoupage Glass

Glittery Glass Mug

Decoupage on glass with the stunning tutorials in this section. Glass decoupage projects are probably some of the most popular tutorials, and they're so stunning when completed.

  • DIY Wine Bottle VaseThis is an easy decoupage project that you'll love to make if you're obsessed with glitter!
  • Permanent Marker Art BowlsThis project is more for sealing your design with Mod Podge glue, which is awesome! Draw on the bowls and finish off with a dishwasher safe decoupage medium for an easy and fun decoupage project.
  • Glittery Glass MugThis is one of my favorite projects on the site. The glitter makes this mug so glamorous, and this is an easy decoupage glass project!
  • DIY Glass Plate DecoupageMake completely gorgeous decoupage plates with this helpful tutorial! Add whatever images you like to the back of the plate. The front of the plate will still be totally smooth and food safe, and the back will have a lovely design show through of your choosing.
  • Simple Halloween Pumpkin LuminariesThese are the cutest little luminaries for Halloween, and you can apply this technique to several other holidays or occasions!

Fabric Decoupage Projects

Ikea Tarva Dresser Makeover with Fabric Lined Drawers

Fabric decoupage projects are so lovely. It's convenient that you can't tear fabric the way you might tear paper, and the results are so lovely and a bit more durable. Fabric decoupage is great for furniture projects and more.

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Over the years Ive Over the years I have decoupaged many things. My favorite was a ringbearer box for my oldest grandson to carry mine and my husband's keepsakes for our vow renewal ceremony.

That sounds gorgeous! We'd love to see a photo if you have one. - Kaylee, Editor of FaveCrafts

I would definitely decoupage my closet doors, with a border of neon pinks and orange and then a kind of hodgepodge in the center for sure!

Right now? I think I want to decoupage my work desk. It could use a bit of color here and there.

I think I'm going to try part of my bathroom wall. It's going to come down anyway. Who knows it might be kind if cool.

I would like to make a decoupage memory box to hold treasures

My mom's ironing board . It was a wedding gift to her.

It would be a chest of drawers.

I have found an old telephone table/seat and would love to decoupage it for a modern look.

I have a wonderful family saying I want to put on a clock face and decoupage would be a great medium for that.

I have this end table that really needs an overhaul! I would decoupage that! Now - I just need time! )

I would decoupage a notebook or scrapbook cover.

I would decoupage my two end tables I have that have peeling paint, they look rustic at this point. Thanks for the great idea about the end table, I didn't think about that.

i am dying to decoupage my daughter's dresser! We are all down with the flu right now so maybe next week. Thanks for the great ideas and tutorials!

I would probably do a small table that I have. I can think of lots of things I'd like to do! great projects here.

How can you choose? If it had to be right now, I guess it would need to be something very near me. I think the covers of my project pattern books would look good. And something to carry my knitting projects around in.

either my snack tables or my bathroom walls

I would do some of my personal photos onto furniture! Decoupage is dangerous in my hands!! -)

I like the ideas of decoupage reclaimed items to give new life/purpose!

I would start now to decoupage plastic eggs for Easter.

I would keep working on my book sculptures and add accents by decoupaging the inside covers

Desk/work table

I would put my favorite picture of my mother (who passed away of lung cancer at age 90) in a frame that was decorated with decoupage that showed her doing her favorite thing making fleece blankets

Making dolls with old bottles, plaster of Paris, yarns, beads, papers, decorative tapes, etc. and then decoupage the clothing part of the doll.

yarn storage box for my sister

My kitchen is decorated in strawberries. I have an old metal cabinet in there that needs refreshing. I haven't tried doing decoupage since I was a kid. This would be a great project that needs to be done!

I would love to try a decoupage clock face. I've done other things and this seems like a natural progression.

Decoupage a pair of black end tables I've tried to sell but no one wants to buy. Maybe some flair will help them. Yes!

I have a serving tray that is missing some of the art work and I'm looking for a jungle scene to decoupage in the bottom of the tray. Joan H

I learned decoupage when I was very young. Someone gave me a craft kit as a birthday present. I would love to make some Christmas ornaments with family photos.

I remember when I was about 7 years old my mother learned how to decoupage. I remember the time vividly in my life because it was something that she and I did together. Very fond memories. She decoupaged anything and everything in our house back then. I wish I still had some of the "evidence", but that was over 40 years ago. It's funny how we put things like that in the back of our heads. Now my very youngest grandchild is 7 and if could decoupage anything right now, I would decoupage the WORLD and do it with her. It isn't the thing that you make, it is the fact that you make it....this is the stuff of good memories.

I hate waste and always try the 3 'R's reduce, recyle and reuse. Decoupage is an excellent idea. right now i would want to try decoupage with my purse....sew some crochet floweres and a few embroidery leaves would make it as good as new. thank you

Hmmm, Good Question! I have aratty old file cabinet that could use a makeover - decoupage might be just the thing to liven it up!

I love decoupage. But with unsteady hands have always managed to damage or tear the paper. So now I just buy what I want already done.

I have an antique singer peddle sewing machine cabinet that is in great shape except for the top where the veneers have peeled off. I have filled and sanded and after 2 years I still do not know what pattern or material I want to use to decoupage the top!

I love doing different crafts to give away I never keep anything because it gives me joy to give to someone else

I would try a Cigar Box, I have been collecting them and have over 20 now, I think they would be a perfect place to start.

I have a bookcase that could use some love, I would decoupage that to bring it back to life.

its a Fabulous crafts i found in Favecrafts....

Hi, thank you so much for the post, I have recently completed my first decoupage Spiderman Table, and as it was my very first take on the decoupage craft, it was the game of hit and miss. What I did first is after stripping and painting the sides of the small end table, I have carefully cut-out pictures from Spiderman Comic Book and glued them with very thin layer of wallpaper glue on top of the table. After that I have applied another layer of wallpaper glue on top of the pictures, yet they seemed to wrinkle. I had to Google what to use for the paper pieces, and thats how I had come across the decoupage term. I have then found recommendation of MOD clear glue and sealer for the decoupage. It worked like a treat, I have applied two layers of this glue sealer, as well as 3 layers of protective Beeswax polish. Heres the final product, hope you like it: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300915109506?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

the next time i consider throwing anything else, i will recall this page and decoupage LOL I have a shelf that has no purpose no finish, nothing and will be able now to PURpose that to display all our REpurposed creations of decoupage bcuz of this page! THANK YOU !!!!

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