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May 27, 2022

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Get creative with the most amazing decoupage ideas out there! These projects are doable for anyone, no matter how long you have been a DIYer. Grab your Mod Podge and get ready to be inspired!

Ask any DIYer what one of the best and most versatile craft mediums is on earth…”Mod Podge” we all shout! If you don't know, Mod Podge is a decoupage medium that is used to adhere one material to something else. Kind of like glue, but it is its own special thing that allows crazy dreams to become a reality! It really is the most amazing stuff. You can do SO MANY different things with it–from sealing furniture to paper crafts to wall art projects. It is a staple in every good crafter's arsenal and we all have at least a few Mod Podge projects in our archives!

I am always looking for new and different ways to use the craft supplies I already have, and this list of Mod Podge projects does not disappoint. When I was making my decoupaged mirror, it reminded me of how much I love this type of project. I have pulled together my favorites out there–everything from upcycling old furniture, to creating small giftable treasures. Mod Podge is also one of the best ways to create really awesome budget decor ideas that give a ton of bang without busting the budget! Check the list of my favorite projects and get inspired to make some of your own!

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DIY Mod Podge Projects

Mirror Decoupaged with Napkins by Kaleidoscope Living. This formerly boring mirror was left behind by the former owners of our current house, and I held onto it because the size and scale was so great! When we started talking about giving our upstairs hallway and landing a big makeover, I knew just the thing to start with. With these colorful paper napkins and a bottle of Mod Podge, I totally changed the look of the mirror and it is my style now!

mirror decoupaged with napkins

Decoupage Desk Makeover from HGTV Magazine. Jodi Kahn used washi tape and decoupage to give this old desk an amazingly awesome new life and look! The stripes and bright base are so fun.

decoupaged washi tape desktop makeover

IKEA Kids Table and Chairs Makeover by Kaleidoscope Living. This simple decoupage project transformed this basic IKEA kid's set and gave it a much more sophisticated look!

IKEA kids table and chairs makeover

Upholstered” Chair by Kaleidoscope Living. One of my most popular projects ever, it was so simple to transform a wood chair into a fun and funky desk chair using a beautiful fabric.

decoupaged fabric on chair

Coiled Magazine Page Dish With Lid by Saved by Love Creations. Johnnie used magazine strips, hot glue and patience to make this fun dish! She sealed it with mod podge and it is the perfect little budget-friendly gift! If you didn't want to make a top it would make a cute little pot or trinket bowl.

dish made from coiled magazine strips and mod podge

Add Color and Pattern to A Dresser from Painted by Kayla Payne. This already gorgeous piece got a major upgrade with beautiful paper. This quick and easy tutorial shows exactly how to achieve this look with mod podge!

dresser with paper decoupaged on drawer sides

Harlequin Decoupage Bangles by My Poppet Makes. These amazing DIY decoupage bracelets are so simple to make and you can literally customize them any way you want! What an easy way to make a serious statement piece.

DIY decoupage bangles

DIY Custom Wall Decals by Kaleidoscope Living. When Attley was younger we created this sweet wall decal using vinyl and decoupaged fabric letters. I loved this so much in her room–it was perfect for her!

DIY custom wall decals and fabric letters

Crepe Paper Orange Tree by Lia Griffith. This project is astounding! I have a faux orange branch that is one of my favorite pieces of decor–it brings the perfect pop of color! This tutorial shows you how to create your own orange tree with crepe paper and Mod Podge.

DIY Mod Podge Fabric Rug by Damask Love. Create your own rug using your favorite fabric and a drop cloth with this high-impact, low-cost project. Finishing it with a few coats of poly varnish makes this floor covering durable and easy to clean!

DIY Oyster Shell Trinket Dish by A Piece of Rainbow. These little trinket dishes are such an easy DIY gift–perfect for a housewarming, thank you, or just a sweet little thoughtful gesture, these are gorgeous for holding small items or just as a decor piece.

Dresser Refresh with Decoupaged Fabric by Spoonflower Blog. This is a simple way to give any dresser a totally new look. Using fabric and coordinating paint, the instructions show how to create the decoupage dresser drawers and side pieces.

update a dresser with decoupage fabric

DIY Photo Canvas with Texture by Kaleidoscope Living. This is one of my most popular projects and it is so budget-friendly. These photo canvases turn out amazing and I give you a thorough tutorial so you can create your own!

DIY photo canvas

DIY Storybook Art by Bless'er House. Lauren created amazing storybook art for her playroom for less than $30! This is an awesome idea for displaying your favorite books and quotes.

DIY storybook art

Patterned Kitchen Chair Makeover by At Charlotte's House. Charlotte is the master of adding bright pops of color in unexpected places. Adding a fun pattern to the smooth back of her end chairs adds so much to the overall look of her kitchen table set up!

patterned kitchen chair back

How to Make a Marimekko Bench by Pillar Box Blue. Claire breathes new life into a garden bench that was a victim of the weather! Using paper napkins to decoupage these amazing flowers all over her bench!

decoupage Marimekko garden bench

Decoupage Lampshade by Hannah Bruneman for BHG.com. Create a designer look on a budget (and with zero watercolor painting skills!). This beautiful lampshade looks high-end and handpainted!

decoupage lamp shade

Simple DIY Rainbow Art by At Charlotte's House. This fun wall of typography art is a simple project that brings lots of personality and color into Charlotte's sunroom!

decoupage rainbow art

Fabric Backed Cabinet by Thirty Eighth Street. This old hutch got a complete makeover, but the geometric print decoupaged to the back is the perfect finishing touch!

fabric backed cabinet

Easy Glitter Dipped Candles by At Charlotte's House. Perfect for the holidays, this is another crazy easy DIY project! Imagine the possibilities!

easy glitter dipped candles

Confetti Tray by Delineate Your Dwelling. These crazy fun trays are a total show stopper! Amy used regular Mod Podge and confetti and then the secret is to finish with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic Glue. She gives you specific instructions to get your best results and avoid bubbles!

DIY confetti tray

Spring Mason Jars by Dwelling in Happiness. This is such a simple project that brings lots of fun color into your decor for Spring! But you can literally use any fabric so it is totally customizable for any season.

fabric decoupaged on mason jars

DIY Tile Coasters by The DIY Dreamer. This is a great beginner project if you want to try out decoupage. Decorative paper from the craft store dresses up tiles to make simple coasters for a bright pop of color.

decoupaged tile coasters

Easy Raindrop Art by The Ugly Duckling House. Create fun graphic art without being an art! Use scissors and magazines to decoupage your own raindrop art. Or you can easily create more intricate designs if you want to get adventurous!

easy raindrop art

Can you believe how amazing these projects are? Mod podge can make all of your decoupage ideas and dreams come true! I think this list is so inspiring! They are all relatively easy and super budget-friendly. So grab your Mod Podge and get started! Also, make sure to pin this post so you can find all the projects again that you want to do.

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  1. Claire says:

    Love the planters and the raindrop art. Great round up good ideas! Thanks for including my bench and mats.

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