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How To Decoupage Old Table with Mod Podge

how to decoupage old table with mod podge


How To Decoupage Old Table with Mod Podge

Have you ever tried decoupage? If not, Then you should give it a try! Decoupage is a pretty paper craft idea. I am a big fan of paper decoupage. My inspiration behind decoupage crafts is my super talented friend Amy from Mod Podge Rocks. She is amazing in decoupaging with mod podge crafts. Today I will be sharing how I decoupage an old table with some scrapbook paper pieces. If you have any old table at home, Design it with decoupage. Let’s see how to decoupage an old table with Mod Podge.

You don’t need to have master skills in decoupage art for designing this table surface. Just a few craft supplies & a little bit effort & you are done! Have a look now :)

How To Decoupage Old Table with Mod Podge

how to decoupage old table with mod podge

Is it looking like a wooden surface? At first glance it looks like a wooden table but it’s a metal table & I decorate it with paper decoupage only!


how to decoupage old table with mod podge

Here it is a before image! It was a boring dirty white table I used to keep it near window in good natural light for photography while placing a white or colored sheet over it. Super useful for my craftroom but pretty boring it looks there! So I thought to decorate it with paper decoupage!


Supplies You will need :

Brown Paper Tape

Mod Podge

Scrapbook or Podgeable paper

Scissors & applicator.

how to decoupage old table with mod podge

First of all I paste some brown paper tape on the surface of white table. Then I use Mod Podge outdoor formula for sealing the brown paper tape. There were some bubbles when I paste the paper tape. I have also used the same paper tape for my previous Washi Tape table design. Actually I have a big roll of that tape which I don’t know where to use. So better use it this way!


how to decoupage old table with mod podge

I was at a paper stationary store few days back & there I saw this gift wrapping sheet. The circle motifs were looking so good & I bought it without even knowing where I will use it in crafts. So here today I am thankful to myself for buying this pretty sheet. It’s time to decorate with this sheet. Isn’t it pretty?


how to decoupage old table with mod podge

I cut & separate the circles from the paper sheet. Then I cut some of these & make some half circles. Now it’s time to decoupage! yeah..

how to decoupage old table with mod podge

First of all I paste a circle motif in the middle of the table. Then started pasting other motifs around it & completed the whole design. I used half circles for the sides of the table. When pasting is done, I seal it with mod podge again. And it’s ready! OMG.. I was so happy to see what I have done!

If you are following me at snapchat, You can see my crafty stuff work in progress LIVE.. yeah! Not everyday but on & off. My friends at snapchat also enjoyed this DIY idea. I am glad to get appreciation of my friends :)

Now my craftroom table is colorful one! With an attractive surface. Wow! Let me know if you liked it or not?

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In my previous article I shared my work table essentials. I bet you noticed the table there too. I am happily working on these days. It’s fun sitting around the things you have created or handcrafted :) isn’t it?

You can have a look at my previous Mod Podge Crafts. I hope you will like my other ideas & DIYs. Be sure to share the idea with your friends via social media networks, You can use the sidebar sharing buttons for spreading this article with your social media friends. If you find it easy & interesting, Be sure to share this article. Because sharing is caring. Right?

Have a blessed day everyone!

Thank You.

Khadija ~

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I am Khadija Kiran, A girl blogger, content creator & digital marketer. I started this blog in 2010. It's pleasure sharing interesting stuff related art, fashion, food and lifestyle. You can enjoy my 350+ DIYs on this blog. I also sell my handmade art work. Stay tuned to see more!



  1. sadee

    February 28, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    woww sucha a talented lady.
    I love your work very clean and neat.

  2. Mª Reyes

    February 28, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Un trabajo precioso, me encanta. Besitos

  3. Maite

    February 28, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    Cuanta creatividad, una maravilla de trabajo.

  4. Pia

    February 28, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Yes! Is pretty ! Good work!

  5. Lubna Karim

    February 29, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Wow….that’s really wonderful post….thank u for sharing….

  6. pitavola

    February 29, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    te ha quedado una mesa preciosa

  7. Shumail

    February 29, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    It’s looking beautiful. Really looking like a wooden table. Great work.

  8. Sofia Syed

    February 29, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Wow so creative! Would love to try this!

  9. Fatima

    February 29, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    This is a great idea Khadija! I have a table that looks a bit ugly and I really want to change how it’s top looks. Will try if this idea works on it. I have a question though, using paper on the table, there are chances that if something spills on it, wouldn’t it spoil the design? I have a small baby so I am not sure if this would really work for me.


    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      March 1, 2016 at 8:10 am

      My this table was also very rough and ugly, You should try decorating your table top now :)
      Good question my dear, I seal the table top with mod podge, So its safe now. If you can not find mod podge, you can use any lacker sealer, they are available in spray form too. So your table top will be safe.
      You can also try with fabric patches.
      All the best, And dont forget to show me your table whenever you are done :)

  10. Shahira

    March 1, 2016 at 4:33 am

    This looks so easy and what a transformation. Bookmarking your page :-)

  11. amina

    March 1, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Mashallah! This was so creative. I am sure it took a lot of time and effort. Lovely!

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      March 4, 2016 at 11:48 am

      Thank You Amina, It was time taking as the glue will have to dry. Otherwise its super easy.

  12. Maryam

    March 1, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    It looks so cute :) unfortunately I know that If I’m the one doing it, It won’t look so goo haha

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      March 4, 2016 at 11:50 am

      Thanks Maryam, Come on, You can do it even better. there is no rocket science involved here :) Haha

  13. Rubina

    March 3, 2016 at 4:08 am

    What a cute idea! Super creative way, too bad I don’t have any spare tables lying around lol

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      March 4, 2016 at 11:51 am

      You can try with a round table too. There are endless possibilities my friend.
      So nice of you to appreciate Rubina :) Thanks

  14. Papatia

    March 3, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Decoupage is a French word. Do you speak French :) ? I love crafts too. This table looks regal after your additions mA! zz

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      March 4, 2016 at 11:53 am

      Oh really? I never knew. I have many french friends & I am used to learn small words from them while discussing randomly. I can not speak french though.
      JazakAllah for admiring the idea.

  15. Amina

    March 3, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    It’s definitely fun sitting around things one has created. I love this idea and can’t wait to try it out soon insha Allah.

  16. Mary-the boondocks blog

    March 4, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Super cool makeover. I really like how you cut out the circles and just placed them wherever you wanted to! It looks fabulous and I never would have expected it to look so bad before.

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      March 4, 2016 at 11:55 am

      Thanks a lot Mary for appreciating this DIY & makeover. I enjoyed making as well. I am glad you liked it.

  17. Gemma Elizabeth

    March 4, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Genius! What a transformation! It must feel so nice to work on/ use that table now. Very inspiring!

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      March 4, 2016 at 11:56 am

      I am so happy to see you liked this idea. It was easy yet interesting. Thank You Gemma :)

  18. Heather

    March 4, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    This turned out so cute! I love it

  19. Myda Tahir

    March 5, 2016 at 7:49 am

    Thanks Khatija, its beautiful,
    sorry for the curiosity, but where you have used mod podge,
    and what for.

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      March 5, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      Thank you Myda. I am glad you liked it. I used Mod podge to seal the surface as well as for pasting the paper cuts.

  20. Myda Tahir

    March 5, 2016 at 7:51 am

    thanks Khatija for this beautiful table cover,
    reaally no need of table cloth

  21. Liz

    March 5, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    What a great idea to use the brown wrapping paper for the background strips… so creative!

  22. Jess Powell (Babi a Fi)

    March 6, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    This looks so cool! Such a fantastic project x #FridayFrivolity

  23. creativejewishmom/sara

    March 6, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    You did a great job! Thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  24. Carol Cook

    March 6, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Well, I have to say that you definitely have vision. That before picture of the table showed something I would have gotten rid of. You breathed new life into it.

    Great job and thanks for sharing at SYC.

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      March 7, 2016 at 1:41 pm

      Thanks a lot carol, You made my day! Actually I love reuse & recycling projects :)
      Have a great day!

  25. ayeina

    March 6, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    So creative ma sha Allah

  26. Nakida

    March 7, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    You are so creative and talented Ma shaa Allah. I subscribed right away. The table is beautiful.

  27. Fozia S

    March 7, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Oh what a lovely idea….. I just recently got rid of an old table….could have tried this

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      March 19, 2016 at 1:33 pm

      Thank you fozia, Next time before throwing a table away, try to experiment something like this :)

  28. Jann Olson

    March 8, 2016 at 12:05 am

    Wow, what a transformation! Very creative!! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

  29. Kyla

    March 8, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    That is so cool! Thanks for linking up to TOO Cute Tuesday! Pinned it!

  30. Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom

    March 10, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Wow, so gorgeous! I love how you made a mosaic with the mod podged paper. So creative!


  31. Frederic Jerone

    March 13, 2016 at 1:05 am

    If using a thick white paper for your decoupage, such as pages from a book, soak the papers in coffee for a few minutes before applying to the table to create an antiqued appearance.

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      March 19, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      Great tip dear Frederic, Thank you for sharing! Scrapbook sheets will also be working well for this :)
      Have a good day!

  32. Kai | Lilpink

    March 19, 2016 at 10:15 am

    i usually repaint my old furniture. <3 when i was a child, i would stick stickers on every furniture in my room. :D

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      March 19, 2016 at 2:51 pm

      Wow, Kai you are just like me. I used to cut stickers & paste on cupboards..haha! very smart :) Give this idea a try as well :) Thanks

  33. Nid

    March 20, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    it is looking so beautiful after a makeover ^_^
    from where can i get mod podge in islamabad khadija?

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      March 20, 2016 at 8:45 pm

      Thank you Nid. I am glad to know you liked it.
      BTW I got the mod podge from US, its not yet available here in Pakistan :(

      • Nid

        March 21, 2016 at 4:23 pm

        yeah exactly i couldn’t find mod podge anywhere from here :/….is there any other way i can make this decoupage glue?

        • Khadija's Creative Mind

          March 23, 2016 at 12:37 pm

          Hey Nid, You can google it ” home made mod podge” otherwise try using movileth german glue, mix a little water & make it smooth, it will be a bit similar to the mod podge then!

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