DIY Watermelon Coasters

5 Materials
30 Minutes

These were the perfect little coasters to add some “summertime” decor to our pool and patio areas! See how I used Dollar Tree coasters and some old paper napkins to mod podge these cute DIY watermelon coasters…


This was really so much fun -- If you prefer to watch my Facebook Live video sharing this project feel free to watch it @southerncrushathome on Facebook!



Paint over any print on the front of your coasters that you feel might show through.


After allowing paint to dry, cut your napkins apart. Separating any layers if needed. 


Using mod podge, apply the napkin to your coaster. Apply a thin layer on top of your coaster and then place napkin in desired location.


Apply a coat of mod podge to the top of your napkin and allow to dry.


Seal these coasters with a few coats of spray sealer and you should be good to go!

Viola! Enjoy your favorite beverage outdoors by the pool or on your patio and be sure to use your new summertime coasters!


These watermelon coasters work perfectly poolside with cool drinks in mason jars of course!

This was actually my second round of coasters to create. Check out these--->>


This was how the Rustic Coaster Project started out! I hope you enjoy creating new things!

Life is short... enjoy the mess,

Melanie Ferguson

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1 question
  • Ingrid Gormaz
    on May 26, 2019

    Those coasters are absolutely adorable! I may have to do some cute ones for the holidays! One question though, will they hold up with the moisture from drinks? I really love the idea!

    • Melanie Ferguson
      on May 26, 2019

      You’ll need to use about 3 or more coats of the triple thick glaze to seal them and they should be fine! Thank you for trying them out!!

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  • Joanie
    on May 28, 2019

    When I'm havin' a get together I like to have decorations for it or a Theme. These are so cute!! Have fun with the goils@  your lunch.

  • Melanie Ferguson
    on May 28, 2019

    Sounds like fun! I hope you make some & enjoy!

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