DIY Waterproof Paper Coasters and other Paper Pretties

DIY Waterproof Paper Coasters and other Paper Pretties - Sugar & Cloth - DIY - Entertaining - Home Decor

I’m a total sucker for cute packaging and all things paper goods, and I’m totally the girl that hoards all of the cute boxes and bottles after everything is said and done. The only catch is that I wish I could keep the packaging the same forever.  A perfect example is that I refuse to actually use cute paper coasters because I don’t want to ruin them, and I don’t like to actually use scrubs and candles near water because the label might wear off. So, I’ve been working on these DIY Waterproof Paper Coasters and other paper pretties around the studio lately!

In case I’m not the only crazy one out there that thinks of these things, I have a cure for your pretty label woes, and it’s called dimensional magic. Personally I think that magic portion of that name is entirely appropriate considering you can now actually use the pretty things that you bought just for the label.

Materials:

  • Dimensional magic in clear
  • Any paper item like candles, vases, bath scrubs, or paper coasters for example

DIY Waterproof Paper Coasters and other Paper Pretties - Sugar & Cloth - DIY - Entertaining - Home Decor

To waterproof labels on things like candles, vases, bath scrubs, or paper coasters, simply outline the coaster/paper design with a rim of dimensional magic, and then fill in the middle.

DIY Waterproof Paper Coasters and other Paper Pretties - Sugar & Cloth - DIY - Entertaining - Home Decor

Let it set for 24 hrs, and you’re finished. Simple as that!

DIY Waterproof Paper Coasters and other Paper Pretties - Sugar & Cloth - DIY - Entertaining - Home Decor

DIY Waterproof Paper Coasters and other Paper Pretties

DIY Waterproof Paper Coasters and other Paper Pretties - Sugar & Cloth - DIY - Entertaining - Home Decor

I’m a total sucker for cute packaging and all things paper goods, and I’m totally the girl that hoards all of the cute boxes and bottles after everything is said and done. The only catch is that I wish I could keep the packaging the same forever.  A perfect example is that I refuse to actually use cute paper coasters because I don’t want to ruin them, and I don’t like to actually use scrubs and candles near water because the label might wear off. So, I’ve been working on these DIY Waterproof Paper Coasters and other paper pretties around the studio lately!

In case I’m not the only crazy one out there that thinks of these things, I have a cure for your pretty label woes, and it’s called dimensional magic. Personally I think that magic portion of that name is entirely appropriate considering you can now actually use the pretty things that you bought just for the label.

Materials:

  • Dimensional magic in clear
  • Any paper item like candles, vases, bath scrubs, or paper coasters for example

DIY Waterproof Paper Coasters and other Paper Pretties - Sugar & Cloth - DIY - Entertaining - Home Decor

To waterproof labels on things like candles, vases, bath scrubs, or paper coasters, simply outline the coaster/paper design with a rim of dimensional magic, and then fill in the middle.

DIY Waterproof Paper Coasters and other Paper Pretties - Sugar & Cloth - DIY - Entertaining - Home Decor

Let it set for 24 hrs, and you’re finished. Simple as that!

DIY Waterproof Paper Coasters and other Paper Pretties - Sugar & Cloth - DIY - Entertaining - Home Decor

Comments

  • Amanda Perry

    05.01.13

    Love these! Super simple idea and totally adorable!

  • Alice

    05.01.13

    Ashley, I am a hoarder to cute boxes and papers too! Love the coasters!

  • Craftingwithrage

    05.02.13

    Love love love it! I hadn’t come across dimensional magic before, thanks for the tip! I will definitely be using it :)

  • Brittni

    05.02.13

    Now I have to get my hands on some of this Dimensional Magic stuff. Looks awesome.

  • Mollie

    05.02.13

    I love this! I always thought Mod Podge was water soluble, but it looks great! Also, those coasters are beautiful!
    -Mollie
    bloggingmollie.com

  • Joann McCraw

    05.09.13

    Fantastic idea! I am one of you in hoarding a lot of things. My husband would really told me that i should not keep them for long because it would look different through time, but since you gave me this idea then i think i have a whole lot of reason to keep my valuable little things. They make me happy. Thanks for sharing this. Will buy this later.

  • jet

    06.19.13

    In the seventh’s we made those with drawings on cardpaper and sharpies and finished them for making them waterproof with clear varnish.
    it worked greatly.
    but i like your solution as well, allthough mode poge is much expensively then those big varnish tins.
    Only it make the paper a tiny bit transparantly.
    but that can be lovely as well.
    When you don’t like it, use a layer of whiteglue and then add the layer of clear varnish on it.
    then the transparency will be not showing.
    It’s not to argue with you, but for many people it’s a less expensively sollutions.
    but thank you for the pretty and fun tute and the sharing;-D

  • Kylae J

    06.28.13

    Absolutely a great idea! Good for you! :)

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