Hello there, fellow crafters!
For today's post, we would like to demonstrate some DIY suggestions on how to try decoupage and kawaii-fy your personal things using special decoupage sheets. We are currently working on the Kawaii DIY Shop so you can also buy the materials we use (available in Japan) from our shop. YAY!
When I was strolling around Yuzawaya (a crafts store in Japan) and a 100 yen store, I found a decoupage corner filled with decoupage DIY sheets. They all reminded me of my love for washi tapes so I immediately tried this DIY activity.
Kawaii-fied my boring wooden washi tape box by doing decoupage.
Decoupage—from the French word découpe, meaning to cut out—is a craft or art form that entails pasting cut-outs (typically paper) to an object and then covering them with several coats of varnish or lacquer. The process gives flat cut-outs an appearance of depth and makes patterns and pictures look as though they are actually painted on the decoupaged object. Decoupage is a fun and easy way to decorate just about any object, including household items from small vases to large pieces of furniture--the possibilities are endless. Best of all, decoupage can be learned fairly quickly in just a few steps. (source)
Decoupage glue, brush, a pair of scissors, kawaii decoupage sheet and a plain wooden box.
Cut out a section from the entire sheet. You can also just tear the paper.
Apply a sufficient amount of glue on the wooden box and the place the sheet on top.
After it has been securely pasted on the box, you can also apply glue on top of the decoupage sheet to achieve the glossy effect.
Don't you agree that this one is super easy to do?
And it dries up pretty quickly (leave it for air dry for 40 minutes or so)!
After it has been dried up.
My new washi tape box looks 10x cuter!
Hope this kawaii diy post has inspired you to try decoupage!
Will be selling these decoupage sheets in our Kawaii DIY Shop too, so please stay tuned!