Every time I walk through Anthropologie I gaze at the gorgeous Gilded Agate Coasters. I’ve wanted to buy them for years, but at $98 for a set of 4, I just couldn’t do it. I searched around but they seemed to be expensive at every store! Belle & June has a set of 4 for $155 and Neiman Marcus has a set of 4 for $175! I decided to make my own and for less than a third of the cost and you can too!
What You Need To Make Anthropologie Knock-Off Agate Coasters:
- *Agate Slices
- Liquid Leafing – Classic Gold (Feel free to try out the silver accent too!)
- Small paintbrush
- Rubber Feet (optional but will help give coasters more stability)
*A few notes:
This project is super simple, but there are a few tips/tricks to know. First, where to find agate slices! I purchased my set at Hobby Lobby, but I got the impression that they were not something they normally carry or keep very many in stock. After a lot of searching online, I found this website that sells them at a pretty great price. If you plan on making a few sets for holiday gifts, I would definitely try this site out since you get a discount on bulk orders!
You will want your agate slices to be large enough. Slices vary in size and are not all perfectly round. The smallest coaster I had was 3 inches in diameter at its smallest and it was just big enough. If you are able to find the agate in person you will be able to judge in person, but if I were to order online I would order the 3.5 – 4” size and put in a request for rounder shapes.
How To Make Anthropologie Knock-Off Agate Coasters:
Lay down a sheet of newspaper to work on.
Shake your liquid leafing well before opening. This can smell kind of strong, so if you are sensitive I would be sure to make sure in a well ventilated area.
Dip your small paint brush in the liquid leafing. A little bit will go a long way!
Make small brush strokes around the outside of your agate slice. The liquid leafing dries quickly.
Set the agate slice on the newspaper to finish drying.
If you are using rubber feet, stick a few on whichever side you deem as ‘the bottom’ spacing them out evenly.
If you accidentally get some gold on the stone surface, just allow it to dry and then dip a Q-tip in nail polish remover and gently rub. It should come off.
It’s really that simple. Now you too can own a gorgeous set of Gilded Agate Coasters and feel great knowing you didn’t spend hundreds of dollars!