Pioneer Woman Easter Napkin Craft Project.
Are looking for a fun and creative way to give your wooden decor items a new lease on life, decoupage is an excellent option. This technique involves layering paper or a napkin onto a wooden surface with Mod Podge glue, creating a beautiful and unique design. Decoupage is easy to do, doesn’t require any special skills, and can be a great way to express your creativity. In this article, we’ll go over everything you need to know to get started to decoupage a napkin on wood.
As I was roaming, the craft isles for an easy Chalk Couture easter idea, I spotted these adorable Pioneer Woman napkins at Wal-Mart and knew I had to make something creative with them. When I got home, I remembered picking up a wooden mason jar cut outs for a future ‘unknown’ craft project a few weeks before and knew the combination would make the perfect Easter home decoration. I can’t wait for you to see how easy it is to make!! Are you just as guilty for picking up cute craft supplies without really knowing what you’ll create with them?
Let’s get started !!
What is Decoupage?
Decoupage is a craft technique that involves cutting out and pasting paper images or napkins onto a surface, then covering them with a protective layer of Mod Podge glue. The result is a smooth, glossy or matte finish that looks almost like a painting. Decoupage can be done on a variety of surfaces, including wood, glass, and even fabric.
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Before we get started, you’ll need to gather a few supplies. Fortunately, most of these items are readily available at your local craft store, or you may already have them at home. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Chalk Couture Silk Screen Transfers / Stencils
- Small Magnet
- 9 X 12 Couture Gallery™ Aiden Style White Frame
- Waverly Chalk Paint – Celery color – Wal-Mart
- Pioneer Woman napkins – Wal-Mart
- Wooden Mason Jar cutout – Wal-Mart
- Mod Podge glue
- Paintbrush for paint
- Paintbrush for Mod Podge glue
- Sanding block
- Beads – Dollar Tree
- Jute rope – Dollar Tree
- Prepare the Surface: Start by cleaning and sanding the wooden surface you want to decoupage. Wipe the surface with a damp cloth to remove any dirt or dust, and then sand the surface lightly to create a smooth, even surface for painting and decoupaging.
- Paint the Surface: Once the surface is smooth and clean, you can paint it with chalk paint. Choose a color that will complement the napkin you plan to use for the decoupage. Apply the paint in thin, even coats, allowing each coat to dry before applying the next.
- Choose and Cut Your Paper: Choose a decorative napkin that you want to use for your decoupage design. Cut out the images you want to use, avoiding any white edges or borders.
- Separate The Napkin: This is an IMPORTANT step. If you have a napkin that is 2-3 plys you want to remove all the plys and only work with the napkin ply that has the image on it.
- Apply the Decoupage Glue: Use a foam brush to apply a thin layer of decoupage glue to the wooden surface.
- Position the Napkin Cutout: Carefully position the napkin cutout onto the painted wooden surface. Smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles using your fingers or a clean, dry brush. Let the decoupage dry.
- Add Personal Touch: Place Chalk Couture transfer / stencil to the area you would like to add a design and use a squeegee to spread the chalk paste over the design.
Youtube Video Tutorial
Here’s a quick video tutorial on how to decoupage a napkin onto a wooden mason jar cutout.
What do y’all think? All from an adorable napkin!!
Let’s take it a step further and add your personality to the project with Chalk Couture transfer / stencils and Chalk Couture chalk paste on a wooden mason jar cutout craft project.
What do y’all think? Are you going to try this easy craft you can do at home? If so, don’t forget to share pictures of your creation with me. Come on over to my Facebook page and share it with me.
- Can I use decoupage on any type of wood? Yes, you can use decoupage on any type of wood. Just be sure to sand the surface beforehand to create a smooth, even surface.
- How long does decoupage take to dry? The drying time for decoupage glue can vary depending on the brand and humidity level, but it usually takes a few hours to overnight for it to fully dry.
- Can I use decoupage on outdoor furniture? While decoupage can be used on outdoor furniture, it’s important to keep in mind that it may not hold up as well as other types of finishes in harsh weather conditions.
- Can I use decoupage on other surfaces besides wood? Yes, decoupage can be used on a variety of surfaces, including glass, metal, and even fabric.
- Can you decoupage straight onto wood? Yes, you can decoupage straight onto wood. I recommend prepping your surface by sanding and cleaning the surface well for a smooth finish.
- Does decoupage need to be sealed? If the project is likely to get wet, I do recommend using a sealer to preserve it. I like to use Krylon UV-Resistant Clear Gloss Sealer (affiliate link) for my outside craft projects.
- Do you cut or tear paper for decoupage? You can do what works best for you. I like to cut my paper so I don’t tear the image I’m using on my craft project ideas.