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Decoupage With Fabric: Flamingo Table Top DIY

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Let’s make the cutest pink flamingo table top using a step-by-step tutorial on how to decoupage with fabric. It’s a quick and fun project!

balcony with flamingo decor

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Hello, friends! I am super excited to share this next project with you.

You may have seen on Facebook I’ve been working on creating a cozy retreat on my small balcony.

The first project was planting beautiful and colorful flowers in the flower pots on my vertical garden.

Next up, I wanted to set up a seating area with a small table perfect for my morning iced coffee.

balcony decor with flamingos

Decoupage With Fabric

On my last visit to see my dad I spotted this old table in his trash pile. The size was perfect, I liked the wrought iron legs and the price was right!

The top was in rough shape but nothing a little mod podge and fabric couldn’t fix.

I’m a huge fan of decoupage. Be sure to check out my collection of decoupage crafts and DIY projects for tons of inspiration.

After seeing this post with 13 DIY flamingo decor ideas from Kathy with Petticoat Junktion, I was inspired to use flamingo fabric for my table top.

Look at the adorable pink flamingo fabric I found for under $2!

There is a printable DIY card at the bottom of this post to make it easy for you, but I’ll share a few tips first.

pink flamingo fabric

Here is what you need to decoupage fabric to a table.


old table before makeover

How to Decoupage a Table Top with Fabric

The first thing you want to do is give your furniture piece a good cleaning. A little dish soap and hot water works great.

Next up is painting the table top with white chalk paint.

Because the table top is being covered with fabric you don’t technically have to paint it, but it will have brighter finish if you paint it.

One coat of white paint is all you need. Now place the fabric on top of the table for measuring.

Cut the Fabric to Size

Just mark where you need to cut the fabric and use fabric scissors to cut it.

Add a Coat of Mod Podge

Use a foam brush to paint a layer of mod podge directly to the table.

adding mod podge to table

Place the fabric onto the table and smooth out any wrinkles.

using mod podge to decoupage flamingo fabric to table

Fold the fabric ends under the table and trim any excess.

This DIY project took under an hour start to finish!

Because I am using this table to hold drinks, it’s important to add 2-3 top coats of mod podge to the top.

That’s all there is to it! A freebie table updated for summer with adorable and playful pink flamingos. It looks just darling on my balcony!

Flamingo Table on Summer Balcony

Of course, I had to run with the pink flamingo theme by adding the cutest flamingo pillow covers and pink chair cushions.

I’ll be sharing the finished summer balcony Wednesday and have a few more surprises to share with you. Please come back for a visit!

You can see how I made the marble top table here.

close up of flamingo table on deck

The table top fire pit is a favorite Amazon find. We use it to make s’mores!

side view of flamingo table

I’m so happy with how this decoupaged table turned out. It’s the perfect size for this cozy balcony and you can’t beat the price!

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diy flamingo table top on balcony

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Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy summer!

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