I Love My Aleene’s Instant Decoupage

May 25, 2009 at 3:03 am 4 comments

IAH-078-Decoupage-Mache-B1GRASONVILLE, MD – Monday morning – I LOVE decoupage!  And wallpaper sample books make for great designs. Combine the two and you have a quick and easy project.  I love these mache bottles because they serve double duty. Not only do they look great just sitting on the shelf, tabletop or countertop, you can also fill them. These were designed as gifts for the bath, so I filled them up with aromatic bath salts!  You could also change the theme to kitchen and fill them up with an assortment of herbs!>>Tiff

Tiffany’s Decoupage Bath Bottles

Materials List
Mache shape
Acrylic paint – ivory
Brush – ½” flat
Aleene’s® Instant Decoupage Sealer & Finish
Wallpaper – floral design
Bath salts (see recipe below)
Plastic zip bag for salts


Paint mache shape inside and out. Set aside to dry.

Cut floral design(s) from wallpaper. Determine placement on front of mache design. Mark and cut wallpaper design along lid line.aleenes_instant_decoupage

Brush Instant Decoupage on back of cut out design and on surface of mache. Place design on shape gently moving for proper placement.

Brush over top of cut out with Instant Decoupage. If needed, use your finger to gently press out any air bubbles or wrinkles that appear.  Repeat for top design.  (I also decoupaged a strip of matching wallpaper around the top knob.)

Brush Instant Decoupage over all sides. Set aside to dry.IAH-078-Decoupage-Mache-B2

Tiffany’s Designer Tips: You can turn this pretty decoupage container into a lovely gift by filling it with Scented Bath Salts.  Just mix ½ cup kosher salt, ½ cup Epsom salts, ½ cup baking soda.  Add 10 drops of your favorite organic essential oil. Mix well, pour into zip top bag and insert.  Add a little handwritten note that tells your recipient about the essential oil scent and to add to the bath by the tablespoon.  For a design variation, before you apply your wallpaper decoupage design or inspired word, lightly stencil a background image on the surface. On this design, I used a bamboo design stencil to give a very subtle textured effect.


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Wally  |  July 13, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Can this product sitck on plan coffee mug.

    • 2. Tiffany  |  July 13, 2009 at 11:13 pm

      You can use Aleene’s Instant Decoupage and decorative papers/wallpaper on slick surfaces such as a plain coffee mug that was intended for decorative purposes only.

  • 3. Gloria  |  October 25, 2009 at 2:46 am

    Please bare with me but I have a few questions. Is the wall paper suppose to be applied to the entire box or what I’m thinking certain places like the sides? Also am I to brush the Decoupage over everything after applying the wallpaper designs which I have cut out to seal it all? Once again, I’m new, trying to use this as a school fundraiser project for my parent group.

    • 4. Tiffany  |  October 25, 2009 at 9:03 am

      I first cut out the wallpaper design then I brushed decoupage glue to the back of the wallpaper cut out and also on the box and pressed the design to the box. Next you brush the decoupage over everything again. If putting the design on more than one side, I like to work one side of the box at a time when applying. For your fundraiser, I would think that to speed up the process that you would cut the design to fit the side of the box because that would be much quicker than cutting out the detailed design. Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any questions 🙂


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