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Anthropologie Knock Off: DIY Agate Coasters

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 $145! 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:

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*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.  

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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!

Anthropologie Knock Off DIY Gilded Agate Coasters

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!

Anthropologie Knock Off DIY Gilded Agate Coasters

 

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dinah

Tuesday 5th of January 2021

lol anthropology agate coasters are 15$ what are u talking about it being “hundreds of dollars”

Linda Carolipio

Tuesday 11th of December 2018

Sounds freat. I can't wait to try it.

PM

Tuesday 6th of November 2018

You can buy agate slice wind chimes, with good size agates you can use. Or you can find sets of agates on Etsy. Anthropologie is ridiculously overpriced. Agate slices are not expensive, if a little hard to find. I have 2 agate wind chimes, both cost around $40 and have 6-7 medium-to-big agate slices on them!

I've never been to Anthropologie (do they even have stores in Europe?), but from what I've seen online most looks like you can DIY it yourself. Their prices are a joke.

DIANA HERBER

Saturday 14th of July 2018

WHERE do we get the slices?? looked every where and no luck,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Mandi

Saturday 28th of April 2018

Hi! Do you have the item name or number for the agate? I went to 2 local Hobby Lobby’s and they didn’t have any but the store is huge so I wasn’t sure where to even look.

Any help is appreciated!