The craft of decoupage transforms ordinary objects such as a wooden clock face or a cardboard box into works of art. Decoupage involves attaching paper or fabric pieces onto the surface of an object. A layer of varnish glue then covers the surface of the object to give it a glossy appearance and to seal in the decorative papers. While there are varnish glues specifically sold for this purpose, creating your own can save you money.
Things You'll Need
Glass jar with tight fitting lid
1½ cups white glue
½ cup warm water
Wood craft stick
Clean out a glass jar, removing any residue or dust that may be inside.
Pour 1½ cups of white glue into the bottom of the jar.
Add ½ cup of warm water to the jar on top of the glue.
Use a wooden craft stick or similar item to mix the water and glue until thoroughly incorporated.
Label the jar and seal its lid tightly on top.
Use a foam craft brush or paint brush to apply the varnish glue to any surface.