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Patterned Board




  1. Step 1

    Buy the board from an office-supply store.

  2. Step 2

    Cut a sheet of decorative paper slightly larger than the board, and lay it on top.

  3. Step 3

    Hold one half of the paper in place; lift up the other half.

  4. Step 4

    Brush Martha Stewart Crafts decoupage glue on the board.

  5. Step 5

    Glue down a small section at a time, working from the middle outward and smoothing as you go. Repeat for other half. Let dry.

  6. Step 6

    Flip board over. Cut notches at corners.

  7. Step 7

    Apply glue to paper edges; fold under.

  8. Step 8

    Once dry, brush polymer varnish over the board, including edges -- this makes it durable.

Martha Stewart Living, November 2004



Reviews (6)

  • PKae 21 Jan, 2011

    I give up Won't let me write 500.

  • PKae 21 Jan, 2011

    I give up won't let me write 500

  • PKae 21 Jan, 2011

    (Cont) decored

  • PKae 21 Jan, 2011

    (Cont) I got 3 pak cookie pans @ Walmart cheap

  • PKae 21 Jan, 2011

    Agreed Katie O but after fixative use thin coats of modpodge, dry well before next coat. Decopage was wildly popular in the 70s

  • katie_o 10 Oct, 2010

    impossible to do without air bubbles or wrinkling of paper if you use decoupage glue. i used spray adhesive and nixed the varnish after multiple failed attempts.