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How to Decoupage With Napkins on Glass

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Learn how to decoupage with napkins on glass.  This adorable unicorn mason jar looks amazing, but it's so easy to make with a napkin, paint, Mod Podge, and a mason jar.

My home is mainly decorated in farm house style.  I guess I'm jumping on the band wagon, but I really do live in a farm house.

I like my old farm house, but farm houses do have their problems.  My kitchen is not large and spacious.  We are severely lacking in closet space.  And we only have one bathroom.

Farm house living is not as glamorous as they show on TV.



Even though I'm drawn to the rustic and worn look that's so popular, I still like cutesy things.  When I saw these unicorn napkins, I knew they were too cute to just use and toss like their intended purpose.

No, these unicorns were made to be seen.  So I used them to make a decoration, and now I'll show you how to decoupage with napkins on glass.

I used mason jars because I wanted them to be functional as well.  Again, farm houses have their downfalls, and lack of space is one of them.

I made these decorated jars to be functional to hold pencils, makeup brushes, or anything else that needs organized.  You can use the same technique on any glass to make a wall decoration.  You're only limited by your imagination.

How to Decoupage With Napkins on Glass


Napkins


You can just almost any napkin to decoupage on glass.  I got my unicorn napkins on Etsy.  If unicorns aren't your thing, the shop has over 200 listings for napkins, including owls, flamingos, flowers, and so many more amazing designs.  



Although you can use any napkin, you'll get the best results with napkins that have two or three ply.  .  You'll want to use just top ply, which is very thin.  

Rub the napkin between your finger and thumb, which should separate the layers.  Then peel the top layer away and only use that layer. 

Jars


I used smooth sided 24 ounce mason jars.  These are the 24 ounce Ball jars that I used.  Just make sure the Ball logo is on the back.  

You can use any size jar, depending on the size of the pattern.  Just make sure that any glass you use is smooth.  You could use a textured jar, but it will be harder to get the napkin smooth.



Mod Podge


I use regular Mod Podge in the yellow jar for most things.  It does get sticky if you use it as a top coat, especially in high humidity.

You can add a thin layer or two of Mod Podge Hard Coat in the purple jar.  It gives it a nice finish that won't get sticky.

Tips for Decoupage With Napkins on Glass


You can place a plastic bag over your hands to keep the glue off of your hands.  This makes it easier to smooth out the wrinkles without the paper tearing, too.

You don't need to smooth out all of the wrinkles.  It gives it some character if it's not completely smooth.



You do not have to paint the jar white.  You can just decoupage the napkin on for a more transparent look.

It's not recommended that you use these for wax candles, but you can place a battery operated candle inside for the same effect.
  

Supplies and Materials



  • Paint brush

Directions


Step #1


Wash your mason jars and let them dry completely.  Paint each jar white and let dry completely.  

You can use a thin coat or do two coats for more coverage.  Mine was not smooth because I wanted some texture.  



Step #2


Coat the jar with Mod Podge.  Place the top ply of the napkin over the jar and gently press into place.

Smooth out air bubbles carefully.  The napkin is thin and tears easily.  If it does tear, you can usually work it back into place so it is not noticeable.  



Step #3


Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge over the napkin.

Let dry completely.



You can use these as a vase, pencil holder, or makeup brush holder.  You could even use a few on the sink to store cotton balls and cotton swabs.  

If you like this tutorial for how to decoupage with napkins on glass, check out these DIY posts:


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Yield: 1 jar
Author: Cari @ Koti Beth
Estimated cost: $10

How to Decoupage on Glass

prep time: perform time: total time:
How to decoupage on glass to make unicorn mason jars.

tools:

  • Paint brush

steps:

  1. Wash your mason jars and let them dry completely. Paint each jar white and let dry completely.
  2. You can use a thin coat or do two coats for more coverage. Mine was not smooth because I wanted some texture. 
  3. Coat the jar with Mod Podge. Place the top ply of the napkin over the jar and gently press into place.
  4. Smooth out air bubbles carefully. The napkin is thin and tears easily. If it does tear, you can usually work it back into place so it is not noticeable.
  5. Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge over the napkin.
  6. Let dry completely.

NOTES:

Only use the top ply of the napkin.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.

Comments

  1. Very sweet AND functional. And I love your detailed instructions and tips. The possibilities are endless and that's the best of all projects!

    Thank you for sharing and inspiring ... : - )

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