Decopauged Halloween Tissue Ornaments

tissue ornaments

Halloween is quickly becoming just as much a decorating holiday as Christmas, so it isn’t surprising to find people decorating with custom Halloween trees and ornaments! Here’s a simple and fast decorating idea that will make your Halloween tree delightfully spirited!

Decopauged Halloween Tissue Ornaments

What you need:
– Tissues or tissue paper (I used polka dot tissues I purchased from the Michaels Dollar Bin)
Collage Pauge Decopauge medium in matte
– Clear glass ornaments
– foam brush (optional…I just use my fingers)
– scissors (optional)
– Ribbons for accent

What you do:
1. Cut or rip several napkins into small strips.
2. Using foam brush or your finger, adhere Collage Pauge to the front and back of the strips. Apply to ornament.
3. Let dry on ornament stand (learn how to make your own here)
4. Adorn with ribbon of your choice.

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DIY Dotted Tissue Paper Lantern

dotted tissue paper lantern

Looking for a fun way to jazz up regular paper lanterns? Break out the Collage Pauge™ and some tissue paper and you have a totally new, fresh look for your room!

Here’s how you do it. It’s soooo easy!

Dotted Tissue Paper Lanterns

– White paper lantern
Collage Pauge™ Instant Decopauge (Matte Finish)
– foam brush
– scissors
– several sheets of tissue paper in colors of your choice.


Folded tissue paper
1. Fold tissue paper into several layers as shown.
Cut out circles
2. Cut circles into your tissue paper. I used a punch at first, but honestly it didn’t work very well. My shapes were irregular, but if you notice, it doesn’t hurt the overall aesthetic of the piece.

3. Use a foam brush or your finger to apply Collage Pauge in little areas at a time (you don’t want to spread it all over cause it will dry before you get to some parts). I chose to have heavy dots at top that tapered down into smaller dots as I went.

Some things to note:

1. Don’t forget to buy your lightbulb and cord to complete the look when you buy your lantern! But, you might just want it hanging on its own without a light. It will illuminate and glow in your room if hit by sunlight!

2. Try this idea on the little medium or mini string lanterns. Using tissue paper in a rainbow of colors would be soooo pretty!

3. This project isn’t too time intensive, but it did take me 3 or so hours to complete. It would be the perfect thing to do while watching the tube!

Hope you enjoyed this project!

Until next time Swellions!