Good morning! Today the promised decoupage course. I know it’s been an awful long time, but the last few weeks are passing by so quickly that I can’t believe it’s September already! I prepared the course by creating a tea maker that already looks beautiful in our kitchen. I hope that I will be able to explain everything to you clearly, and if you have any doubts, ask:)


  • bright acrylic paint (i.e. the one we paint the walls with). The pattern
  • stain will not be visible on the dark paint.
  • decoupage adhesive
  • napkin (I always use napkins, never made anything out of decoupage paper)
  • brushes (apparently the softer the better)
  • baking paper
  • iron
  • a box or other item that we want to decorate (I bought mine in Empik)


  1. Rub the box with sandpaper to even out all imperfections. I remove the pollen with a slightly damp cloth.
  2. Stain. I had a very light wood stain and you can hardly see the difference in the pictures, so take my word for it that there is a color. When staining, remember to do it along the grain. We leave it to dry.
  3. I painted the lid of the box (where the napkin motif was supposed to be) with paint . If you are afraid that the paint will run down for you, you can cover the sides with painter’s tape. Leave it to dry anyway.
  4. Grease the place where the napkin will be attached with glue and leave it for about 30 minutes until it dries up.
  5. Separate two layers from the bottom of the napkin and leave it only the upper one with a motif, put it gently against the lid.
  6. Put a sheet of baking paper, wax side to the napkin.
  7. Iron. The iron should be set to 2-3 dots, without the steam function. You do not need to iron one place for a long time, but iron the edges thoroughly.
  8. When it cools down, trim the napkin with scissors . I remove the tips with sandpaper from top to bottom.
  9. The next step is bleaching with a dry brush. It gives the effect of aging, and for me it goes well with the white elements on the napkin. We take a little paint on the brush and before we put it on the box, paint it on a sheet of paper so that the brush is almost dry. And with such a „dry“ brush we smear around the box. I also treated the edges of the lid in this way. We leave it to dry.
  10. And now decoupage for the patient – varnishing. I am not so patient to paint 10 layers, but 2 is the minimum. I use Flugger varnish for wood, semi-matt. The first varnish layer is not visible, but the second one has a nice satin effect. Between the individual layers of varnish, we have to sand it with sandpaper. I usually limit myself to 2-3 layers of varnish, but it does not give such a beautiful effect as can be admired in works made by people who sell their decoupage works.

I hope the course is clear and you will use it:)