I Love My Aleene’s Instant Decoupage
GRASONVILLE, 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
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.
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.
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.