DIY decoupage jar with “1960” design

I have a favorite dish. The bowl is created by ceramicist danish Jørgen Søe and a gift from a fantastic woman who I have great admiration for. It gives the dish double meaning to me.

I a looking at the amazing bowl daily and rejoice in it. My lovely cousin and his equally lovely wife visited me and especially my cousin’s wife was completely in love with the dish and it made me see it with new eyes. When I looked down into the bowl a few days later, I suddenly saw the beautiful pattern as a circle of flowers. Thereby the idea came to the jar.

I photographed the bowl from above and printed photos in different sizes. Next, I cut out a lot of photos.

The jar that I have chosen to decoupage is a fairly ordinary black, slightly dull, jar that was first sprayed with gold at the top and then green the rest of the way. The jar is sprayed a total of 4 times with each color.

When the jar was dry I put the it up on the kitchen table as for me it is a real work height. Then I smeared, with a brush, decoupage glue on the jar and glued the circles on so they overlap. Brush well with decoupage glue on top of the circles so that there is both glue under and on top of the circles.

When the decoupage was finished, the jar was left to dry until the next day.

I glued leaf metal gold on the jar neck, this is shown in a previous post (

Finally, I brushed the jar with 3 times wood varnish, one coat at a time and drying time approx. 3 hours each time.

It is a pleasant job and not difficult. Can you find a used or worn jar it is only an advantage.

Have fun; 0)

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