Decoupage a cake stand


I inherited crockery pieces that were not to my taste, and therefore they needed a new look. Decoupage was the answer to this little one’s appearance.

Recycled items

  • Old cake stand

Also needed

  • Water-based sealant (PVA glue or Modge Podge)

  • A small pair of sharp scissors

  • Paintbrushes or sponge brushes

  • Food-safe varnish


  1. Make sure that the surface of the cake stand is clean, smooth and dry.

  2. Before you cut out an image, first coat it with sealant, then leave to dry.

  3. Decide how you want to arrange the images on the object. Pictures can be in any design and can overlap each other.

  4. When you are satisfied with your layout, paint some sealant on the reverse side of your image. Place it in position, press down gently and rub over it with your fingers or a damp sponge to smooth away any air bubbles and excess glue. Paint two coats of sealant over the surface for protection. Allow the first one to dry before you apply the second coat.

  5. The beauty of decoupage is that if you do not like your design or layout, you can always re-do it before applying the final layer of varnish. To do this, just soak off the water-based sealant and image by submerging the object in water. Make sure the surface of the object is properly dry before you start again.

  6. When you are satisfied with your new object, apply the final layer of varnish. This serves to protect the object, as well as your decorative work, from heat and water damage

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