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Decoupaging

There are countless ways to use decoupage to decorate a wide assortment of materials. Decoupage can be used to personalize clothing and bags, to add a polished print to jewelry, or to add distinctive beauty to a piece of furniture.

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A handmade suitcase tag brings style and a dash of color to the baggage-claim carousel’s endless circle of identical-looking luggage. It also helps you bust out of the necktie-or-golf-balls Father’s Day gift rut. You can easily sew the tag and matching passport holder from nearly any heavy fabric, since a coat of decoupage finish makes it durable and water-resistant (and keeps the cut edges from fraying). Then all you need is basic sewing skills -- and a dad with travel plans.

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Keep cherished memories within arm’s reach by decorating a plain canvas tote bag with photos of the first day of school, a milestone birthday, or a favorite family vacation. Watch the complete how-to video.