Decor Hack of the Day: Decoupaged Bottles

Add personality to recycled glass jars with these darling decoupage decals


This will take: 1 and 1/2 hours

Cost: P259 and up for a jar of modgepodge, but one jar can last you through many crafting sessions!


  • Glass bottles or jars
  • Spray paint base coat
  • White spray paint
  • Modgepodge (a decoupaging glue available at Deovir at SM North EDSA, and other crafts stores)
  • Cutouts from magazines
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Old newspapers
  • Masking tape 

Styling and Production by Katherine Lopez and Tala Singson. Photographed by Dairy Darilag.

Read the original article ("10 Easy Decor Hacks") in the May 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details.

How To:
  1. Clean glass jars of labels and dirt. Wipe the jars dry. Cover the neck of the jar with masking tape. Lay old newspapers on your work area to keep mess at bay.
  2. Spray paint the base coat on your glass jars. Make sure to hold the spray can a few inches away from the jars for an even coat. Move your hand in horizontal motions as you spray. Spray three to five coats, letting each coat dry in between applications. Then, spray three to five coats of white paint on the jar.
  3. With a brush, apply a thin coat of modgepodge at the back of your chosen cutout. Paste the cutout carefully on the painted body of the jar. Smooth out and pat the cutout to make sure there is no air or bubbles underneath, or else it will wrinkle.
  4. With a brush, apply a thin coat of modgepodge on top of the cutout and all over the painted body of the jar. The modgepodge will act as sealant to the decoupaged cutout. Apply three to five coats, letting each coat dry in between applications.
  5. Apply clear varnish if desired. You may also add ornaments around the neck of the jar.

For more tips and guides, click here.


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