Decoupage

Until a couple of years ago I didn't know almost anything about decoupage, except what we were taught in high school - famous painters as Picasso and Matisse experimented with this technique. Nevertheless, in the summer 2014 I found an add with irresistibly attractive decoupaged works and incredibly bargain price for a 3-hour course... I don't remember time when I was so excited.
You can decorate, change, renovate almost everything by applying this technique. It can be applied on any kind of surface: glass, wood, plastic, even, uneven, textured... It can be performed with almost any kind of material: paper, fabric, fall leaves, lace, ribbons...
I really got hooked and after I learnt the basics in the course I spent days online watching youtube tutorials on decoupage.
In a couple of weeks I filled the shelves of my glass case with new stuff. Since you can easily find out how to decoupage all kind of things. I won't annoy you with another one, but if you were to ask me to, I'd be glad to help. This is a sort of my portfolio and my intention here is to show some of my works that maybe can give you some new ideas:

CUP-BEFORE-AFTER

 

....and some more:

Sachertorte box

Just look around your house, I'm sure you will find something you could upcycle, repurpose, decorate with decoupage. And then re-use it or give it as a unique gift. Maybe you have some glasses you don't anymore use and want to throw them away, since only 1 or 2 remained from a set. Couldn't you make a vase or candle holder?
Right now it's season to do something with fall leaves for the upcoming holidays.

 

A candle-holder or a vase for one flower made of an old beer glass...

 

Repurposed glass turned to candle holder

 

... or a pair of small water glasses...

candle holder - water glasses decoupaged with dried leaves
...and some others I had in a forgotten corner...

 

Tip: I use LED candles - they don't get hot.