Decoupage a wood hanger with a napkin

DIY decoupage, learn how to give an old hanger a fresh new look with a pretty napkin

Decoupaging is much easier than most people think. And it can be done on almost any surface, as long as the surface stays dry. My grandma taught me this technique when I was just a small kid at her kitchen table and it’s one I’ll never forget. And according to good ol’ Google decoupage has been around since the 17th century and a household name by the 20th century. It’s so cool to find out little tid bits of history like this. While the materials they used were a little different than what I’m going to show you to use today it’s still pretty cool that we are using the same crafting techniques they used long, long ago!

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Here’s what you’ll need

I did a Facebook live showing all my crafty people how to decoupage using a napkin and I uploaded the video to YouTube. Once you get used to working with delicate paper you will be able to decoupage anything! As soon as you start looking you’ll find there are so many beautiful napkin prints out there too. I like buying mine from the Dollar Tree {read more about the top 15 craft supplies I always buy from the Dollar Tree}.

First you want to be sure your wood hanger is smooth and clean. Your napkin won’t adhere to it if it’s dusty.

You need to separate your napkin. If it’s 2 ply you’ll have two pieces, if it’s 3 ply you’ll have 3 pieces. You ONLY need the piece that has the print on it.

Cut your pieces and work in small sections. Brush on a thin layer of Mod Podge, lay down your napkin piece, then smooth out with your fingers and your vinyl squeegee. Be sure to be super gentle. The last thing you want to do is tear your napkin or cause more wrinkles. Do this till your hanger is completely covered. Be sure while you’re working you aren’t leaving any air bubbles.

Then once your hanger is completely covered with the napkin you’ll need to brush on a thin layer of Mod Podge as a top coat. Don’t go back and forth as you will risk tearing the napkin. Just a light thin layer will do fine.

Here’s the video I did. Remember this was a Facebook live.

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