Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Anthropologie Hack Coasters

I don't take it for granted how fortunate I am for my beautiful apartment full of my dream furniture. My parents, for my graduation gift, helped me out with furniture and I couldn't be more thrilled with how it all came together.

That said, with all this beautiful furniture I knew I needed to add decorative accessories that would complement my design while still sticking to my Post Grad budget. I spent many hours searching stores and websites looking for the perfect accessories.

Some of my favorite decor inspiration came from Anthropologie. I love the unique look that Anthropologie products have. One item I fell in love with was the Gilded-Edge Agate Coasters. I love Agate stones and I love pops of gold so naturally, these coasters caught my eye.

Anthropologie Gilded-Edge Agate Coasters...gorg!

But as much as I adore Anthropologie...I hate the price tags. The coasters that I already knew I needed were a whopping $98...ouch. That is definitely NOT in my budget. But my crafting wheels in my head started turning and I knew I could create these on my own.

I am an avid fan of Etsy so that was my first stop to find the Agate stones. I found this great shop that had great stones for the most reasonable prices. The price of the stones plus shipping was around $30, which is a lot more reasonable if I do say so myself.

In my craft supplies I had all the other things I needed.

1. Acrylic setting spray
2. Paint brush
3. Sharpie
4. Scissors
5. Gold leaf paint
6. Super glue
7. Agate stones
**Forgot to label the black felt that is under 2, 3, &4**

I first off started by tracing the coaster onto the felt using my sharpie.

Then cut the felt out. 

Next, I covered the agate stone with super glue and placed the felt on the stone. Press down hard once you place the felt on the stone to ensure it sticks. 

 Take your paint brush and dip it lightly into the gold leaf paint to paint the edges of the stone. Don't worry too much about making it perfect because the gold leaf can be scrapped off with your nail. Then seal it all together using your acrylic spray.

And you're left with such cute (and inexpensive) coasters!

If you really don't feel like DIYing or want more coaster inspo here are some of my other favorites

One Kings Lane 34% off!

I hope you love these coasters as much as I do! I would love to hear what you think. Hope you have a great day!

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  1. You are so talented. You can make these and sell them...I would buy them!!! Love it

  2. Hi, I stumbled upon your blog and am glad I did as I LOVE this coaster idea--genius!

    1. Thank you so much! You should try them! I think they'd make a great gift :)

      Thanks for reading!

  3. These are adorable. I'm pinning it! Found your blog from your guest post on Julie's blog. LOVE IT!

    1. So glad you like it, Katie! I would love to see your coasters if you try it!

  4. LOVE these coasters. Looking for a teal color NOW!