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Easy DIY Gift Ideas With Napkin Decoupage

Are you looking for some easy DIY Gift Ideas? You have to try these easy-to-make napkin decoupage coasters from DIY Coaster Tiles.

I know it’s Black Friday, and you are probably shopping for gifts. However, these will make great inexpensive gifts, and the options are unlimited.

I love picking up cocktail napkins with fun images, and this year, I decided to turn some of them into gifts.

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Supplies for DIY Gift Ideas with Napkin Decoupage

After you find your napkins, you will need a few other supplies.

Supplies for DIY Gift Ideas Christmas Napkin Decoupage Ideas

Pick out some cute napkins for this project. Click Image For Details.

DIY Gift Ideas Christmas Coasters

My first attempt is these DIY Gift Ideas Christmas Coasters with the fun reindeer.

Prepare Napkin for Napkin Decoupage

Begin by laying the tile coaster over the design in a desirable position. Trace around the coaster with an ink pen.

Trace tile onto napkin

Next, cut the napkin along the trace lines with sharp scissors.

Cut design out of napkins

Separate The Napkin Layers

Now you want to separate the three layers of the napkin.

This tip really helps to prevent the napkins from becoming damaged.

Add a piece of clear tape to the backside of the napkin.

Use tape to separate the 3 ply napkins for craft tile coasters

The tape should extend beyond the edge of the napkin. Gently pull the tape and lift the single-ply decorative side of the napkin away from the two back layers.

You may only remove one of the layers the first time and may need to repeat to get both layers detached from the decorative layer.

Separate the 3 ply napkins

Make Napkin Decoupage Coasters

Once all the napkins are prepared, begin to make the napkin decoupage coasters by applying a coat of mod podge to one side of the coaster tiles.

One-ply napkin decoupage DIY Coasters for Holiday Gift Ideas

Position the decorative napkin over the tile and lay it over the mod podge.

Lightly tap the napkin into place and smooth any bubbles.

Next, apply another light coat of mod podge over the napkin using the brush to smooth any bubbles or wrinkles. Don’t worry about perfecting it because there will be some wrinkles in the napkin.

In addition, be cautious not to brush too vigorously, or you will tear the napkin.

If this should happen, move the tile to a sink and wash the napkin and mod podge from the tile. Then allow the tile to dry before reapplying.

DIY Gift Ideas Christmas Decoupage Napkin Ideas

Next, allow the coaster to dry for approx. 30-45 minutes, and apply another coat of mod podge.

You will once again notice some bubbling. However, this is normal, and you should gently use the brush to press out as many bubbles as possible.

Mod Podge DIY Napkin Decoupage DIY Gift Ideas and easy crafts.

Seal Napkin Decoupage Coasters

Finally, allow the mod podge to dry approx. 1-2 hours and use a waterproof Clear Matte spray paint to seal the napkin decoupage coasters.

Be sure to use the spray sealer in a well-ventilated area.

Allow coasters to dry, and don’t expose them to water for at least seven days.

Seal napkin decoupage tile coasters with clear matte spray sealers

Add Cork Backing

To finish the coasters, add the adhesive cork backing to each tile.

Perfect DIY Gift Ideas For Christmas Presents

I love these DIY Gift Ideas Christmas Presents.

DIY Gift Ideas Christmas Napkin Decoupage Craft ideas.

I can’t believe it has taken me so long to try this project. I’m slightly addicted because it was so easy, and I love how they turned out.

DIY Gift Ideas Christmas Gift Ideas - Napkin Decoupage Craft Ideas.
Yield: 12

DIY Napkin Decoupage Coasters

DIY Napkin Decoupage Coasters

How To Make Napkin Decoupage Coasters

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy


  • Ceramic Coaster Tiles
  • Mod Podge
  • Napkins
  • Tape
  • Clear Matte Sealer


  • Scissors
  • Ink Pen


  1. Cut napkin to the size of ceramic tile
  2. Separate the 3 ply napkin
  3. Paint a coat of mod podge on top of the coaster tile
  4. Apply one ply decorative napkin to the tile, pressing onto the tile
  5. Use mod podge to coat the napkin and smooth out bubbles
  6. Allow to dry 30-45 minutes
  7. Apply a second coat of mod podge. Once again, smooth bubbles as best you can.
  8. Allow drying time.
  9. Spray with Clear Matte Waterproof Sealer.
  10. Allow to dry throughly
  11. Apply cork backing to the coaster tiles
  12. Allow the sealer to cure for 7 days before exposing it to water.

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Other Napkin Decoupage Ideas

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Saturday 3rd of December 2022

I Love these! I have a question: Are the tops of the coasters slipppery if glass is wet on bottom?


Saturday 3rd of December 2022

Christine, I can't be sure, as these are my first attempt, and they haven't been cured yet. I'll post an update when I have tried them.

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Sunday 27th of November 2022

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Monday 28th of November 2022

Thanks for sharing.


Sunday 27th of November 2022

I love anything decoupage! These are so adorable, Rachel! I may have to make some for some Christmas gifts! Thanks for the great share! Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend! ❤️


Monday 28th of November 2022

Kim these are gifts for sure.


Sunday 27th of November 2022

Love this idea Rachel!


Monday 28th of November 2022

Thanks so much.


Saturday 26th of November 2022

These are awesome ideas Rachel! I've made the decoupage coasters before and they came out so pretty! Now you've inspired me to try it with ornaments!


Monday 28th of November 2022

Nicolle, I want to napkin decoupage everything. LOL

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