DIY Waterproof Paper Coasters

Have a set of paper coasters that you want to keep forever? This DIY Waterproof Paper Coasters is a simple hack to do so.

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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.

The cute little coasters might be better off in the box, especially if you’re having a summer party.

I also 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. It’s called Dimensional Magic. 

Personally, I think the “magic” portion of that name is entirely appropriate considering you can now actually use the pretty things that you bought just for the label.

Also, if you want to know how versatile Mod Podge is, check out these  DIY waterproof paper lanterns.

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Materials Needed to Make DIY Waterproof Paper Coasters

Mod Podge Dimensional Magic in clear

Paper coasters

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

How to Make DIY Waterproof Paper Coasters

Step  1 – To waterproof  your favorite paper coasters, simply outline the coaster/paper design with a rim of Dimensional Magic.

Step  2 – Then, fill in the middle.

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

Step  3 – Let it set for 24 hrs, and you’re finished. Simple as that!

So if you’re like me and love things that are pretty but also hate the idea of ruining their packaging or design, then these DIY projects are perfect for you!

It’s also a budget-friendly hostess gift idea that won’t break the bank. Suitable for anyone with a sense of style and fun!

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waterproof paper coasters and other pretty labels

DIY Waterproof Paper Coasters

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Learn how to make your own waterproof your own paper coasters with this easy hack.
Active Time20 minutes
Rest Time1 day
Total Time1 day 20 minutes
Course DIY
Category Home Decor


  • Mod Podge Dimensional Magic.  in clear


  • Paper coasters


  • Simply outline the coaster design with a rim of Dimensional Magic.
  • Then, brush and fill in the middle.
  • Let it set for 24 hrs, and you’re finished. Simple as that!
Cost: $15
KEYWORD: diy waterproof paper coasters

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13 thoughts on “DIY Waterproof Paper Coasters”

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

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

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

  7. So cool! I love the design on the coasters in the photo. Where can you find dimensional magic?


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