Sunday, 1 April 2012

Decopatch Elephant

Today I headed off again to the bootsale, I wasn't on the hunt for anything in particular but had a brainwave when I spied some wooden elephants. I have been wanting to decopatch some small animals for a while but the cardboard shapes are so expensive its about £7 for the smallest ones. As soon as I spotted the wooden elephants I knew they would be perfect for decopatching. I bought three elephants for 50 pence each.

When I got them home I started to decopatch of them. I recently ordered about 20 different sheets of decopatch paper so I have lots of different patterns to choose from. I decided to do this elephant in the mosaic style paper as I thought it would give it an exotic feel.

I cut the paper into postage stamp sized pieces and then layered them on with the decopatch glue. Once this was dry I painted on some eyes and then varnished the whole thing.

Super happy with the result and will be on the look out for other wooden animals in future at bootsales. I am a decopatch addict it is such an easy craft and so much fun, if you haven't tried it I would advise giving it a go.


  1. On my list of things to do one day!!!! Your Elephant looks super in that mosaic paper. Very exotic looking indeed. Can't tell from the picture but he looks quite big and very eye catching. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. Well done Becky he looks great Hugs Elaine

  3. Brilliant idea to use the wooden animals Becky, you often see lots of different ones at bootsales selling cheaply I will keep my eye open for some, fab idea! Your Elly looks really great. Hugs Lou x