Diane's Décor

Diane Gallant

Stall 147


Découpage Tableware



       Contact me at:


Phone:     021 392 4535

Fax:          086 556 4668

Cell:          082 561 0362

Email:       stevengallant@vodamail.co.za




See my demonstration report


This all started as a hobby after I attended classes in découpage at an art and craft shop. The aim was to teach senior citizens a useful craft that they can use to stay busy and create self-employment opportunities. It is working so well, that I am also employed full time, making my own range of tableware. You can read more about this in my demonstration report.



Découpage is a craft form that has been around for many years. It allows one to transfer images printed on paper to various items. While this was originally done of wooden items, it can be used on many other materials. In my case, I use découpage to transfer images printed on soft serviette paper onto fabric, cloth and netting.




The process involves a water-based medium that fixes the serviette image onto the fabric. Sealing is done with a hot iron and it is safe to use and wash, using a few simple techniques.


This allows virtually any design to be applied but my preference is for African themes, especially ethnic designs depicting traditional life in South Africa.




Washing can be done by hand, or by machine, and items can be tumble dried.


some specilal instructions

Tea showers can be washed simply in soapy water. After rinsing, just hang to dry. No ironing is needed.


Table cloths and runners can be washed normally but should be ironed on the reverse side. It is also best to use a covering cloth when ironing over the motifs.





Last Updated 12 September 2016 20:46