Craft: Decoupage Glass


noun de·cou·page \ˌdā-(ˌ)kü-ˈpäzh\ the art of decorating surfaces by applying cut-outs (as of paper) and then coating with usually several layers of finish (as lacquer or varnish)


  • Glass jars or bottles
  • Mod Podge (Matte finish)
  • Tissue paper
  • Craft punch/scissors
  • Paint brush


1Start by soaking the labels off of the jars in hot water. After about 10 minutes of soaking the labels came right off with a little help from a fingernail. Dry the outside of the glass well.

2Cut shapes out of tissue paper with craft punch or scissors. (Often, the tissue paper got stuck in the craft punch, we learned that a swift, hard punch with the paper folded over three or four times helped. We also used scissors for hearts and stars.)

3Paint a part of the glass jar with Mod Podge then gently press a tissue paper shape onto it. Paint over the shape. Repeat until desired amount of glass is covered.
Cover it all if you like!

4After a few minutes of drying time, go over the entire surface of the glass with another coat or two of mod podge. (The more coats, the cloudier the glass will get.)

5Use jars for candles, flowers, and for holding bits and bobs.

What is Mod Podge?

Mod Podge is an all-in-one glue, sealer and finish used to attach paper and fabric to various surfaces.

Don’t have any Mod Podge? MAKE YOUR OWN!
Mix 1 cup of PVA glue and 1/3 cup of water until well combined.

First published in Peninsula Kids – Sprint 2017


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