DIY // Waterproof paper coasters (and other paper pretties).

05/01/13

waterproof paper coasters and other pretty labels

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.

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

waterproof paper coasters and other pretty labels

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.

waterproof paper coasters and other pretty labels

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

waterproof paper coasters and other pretty labels

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17 thoughts on “DIY // Waterproof paper coasters (and other paper pretties).

  1. Mollie

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

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  3. Joann McCraw

    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.

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  4. jet

    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

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  9. Fiona @ waterproof labels

    i’m really feeling awesome to be here in this blog…Your articles are really interesting and helpful..I can’t wait to give it a try to make such waterproof paper coasters by myself at home..I can’t wait to see your other posts…I’m gonna bookmarking your blog..thanks

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