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How to put Decoupage Paper on a Fabric Chair with Dixie Belle's "Vintage Tattoo" Rice Paper

Updated: Oct 30, 2023

Did you know that you can put decoupage paper onto fabric? I've done it on shoes before, but never tried it on a seat cover until now. It was so easy, and YES, it holds up great!

This is an easy furniture makeover for beginners, and it only takes a few supplies.

To get started, I scoop the Mod Podge out of the container using a rubber spatula.

Then I spread out it out evenly with a chip brush.

I'm using Dixie Belle's "Vintage Tattoo" Decoupage Rice Paper for my seat. The black background is going to match my barstool perfectly!

I trim the decoupage paper to fit my seat without touching the frame of the chair.

I don't worry about the edges because I'll be blending them onto the fabric with paint once it's applied.

Now it's time to seal the decoupage paper onto the fabric. Using a chip brush, I spread an even layer of Mod Podge on top of the decoupage paper.

Note: The instructions say to let it cure for 72 hours. Since I was doing a Live Tutorial, I started painting it once it dried for a few minutes. It turned out fine, but I do recommend letting it dry.

I used Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint in Caviar to blend the edges of the paper into the fabric.

You do not need to seal this once it's dried. I'm really happy with my results so far! The Mod Podge gives the fabric a viny texture, and it looks great.

I hope enjoyed this tutorial & you're inspired to try something new. I'd love to see your finished projects if you do!

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