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Get Started in Decoupage

Transform home decor pieces and create unique gifts with decoupage! The fantastic craft technique is perfect for any skill level, and you can choose from a vast range of patterned papers to personalise every design. Layer the sheets over mache and more to bring your projects to life.

How to Decoupage

In a few simple steps, use decoupage paper on a mache base to create a perosonalised decoration for your home.

Step 1

Tear up your chosen decoupage papers into ½ inch pieces. It is best to tear instead of cut with scissors as it creates a softer line and therefore a more blended finished piece.

Step 2

Use the Decopatch glue with the Decopatch brushes to paint a layer of glue onto the mache base. Then place down a piece of prepared decoupage paper and add another layer of Decopatch glue over the top.

Step 3

Repeat, layering each piece of decoupage paper over the edge of the last to create a seamless covering.

Shop Decoupage

Choose from a huge collection of patterns, and coordinate with your favourite mache bases. You can select the perfect designs to suit your style and decor.


Decoupage paper has been designed to be super flexible and thin, yet strong. Other papers may work, but the quality of materials used will be reflected in the quality of the final outcome.

Decopatch glue is water-based, so simply wash in warm water.

For lighter coloured papers it may well be worth priming your surface. Use a white gesso primer such as the Decopatch White Gesso Primer to ensure the brightest colours on your finished piece.

Yes, with supervision. Decopatch glue is non-toxic and water-based.