Most of these supplies can be purchased at you local craft
and stamp stores
Fine sand paper
Assorted Large Beads
Small Hand Drill
Ribbons and Yarn
All Purpose Acrylic Sealer
Oak Stain - water based
Water based semi-gloss varnish
Tissue Decoupage Papers Halloween
1) Start by preparing your surface. Drill two small holes
in top. Lightly sand plaque with fine sand paper.
Seal with a all-purpose acrylic sealer, let dry.
Lightly sand again.
2) Stain with a water-based oak wood stain. Sponge a
little stain on for a stipple effect, let dry.
3) Cut out your decoupage paper designs. Use a small pair of
embroidery scissors. Pre-arrange your designs on your
surface. (Once you decoupage your design it cannot be
4) Remove white paper backing from cutout. Slightly water
down your Elmer's glue-all. Apply thin coat of glue to
the back of your cutout, let set for 5 seconds until the
5) Apply paper to your surface. With your fingers gently
press from center toward ends working out any wrinkles. Make
sure your ends are sealed to surface. You can use a stencil
brush to seal the ends, by stippling. Clear up any excess glue with damp
cloth. Let dry.
6) Apply a light oak stain to soft
cloth, wipe over plaque. Wipe off stain until amount
of color desired. Let dry.
7) Using a single stroke, Apply one thin coat of
decoupage glue to surface of design with a soft brush, let
dry. Let cure for 48 hours. Apply two coats of water based
semi-gloss varnish with a soft brush. I like Minwax
semi-gloss water based varnish. Let dry.
8) Attach wire handle through holes by bending at
ends forming loop. Glue charms to
plague with Elmer's glue-all and tie various colors of small
ribbons and yarns to wire.