Anthropologie-Inspired Geometric Coasters

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Have I ever mentioned that I’m one of the cheapest people on the planet? I’m one of the cheapest people on the planet. I think that’s one of the reasons I love DIY so much– I can usually figure out how to get whatever I need in the cheapest way possible. 😀

So when I was clicking through Anthropologie’s website and found some sweet little coasters that I just had to have, of course my first thought was “I can totally make those!” And the best part is that I made them with items I already had on hand, so it cost me a grand total of $0. {I told you that I was cheap!}

Here’s what I used to make my Anthropologie-inspired coasters:

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  • Plywood cut into 4″ squares and sanded (I’m sure they sell some sort of coaster base somewhere, but I already had plywood, and it took handy hubby about 5 minutes to cut it down for me!)
  • Decoupage
  • Craft Paint (I used leftovers from my Stenciled DIY Art!)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Felt
  • Paint Brush
  • Washi Tape (I actually ended up using a roll that is slightly thinner than the one pictured.)
  • Scissors
  • Krylon Matte Finish Protective Spray (not pictured)

Step 1- Tape Off the Design & Decoupage

Using my inspiration picture as my guide, I taped off my design with the washi tape. To make sure I ended up with nice crisp paint lines, I first painted a layer of decoupage over my washi tape design and let it dry to seal the sides of the tape and prevent bleeding.

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Step 2- Paint!

Using a small paint brush, I carefully painted the design in my desired colors.

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I pulled the washi tape off immediately after I had finished painting and let it dry.

Step 3- Seal It

I wanted to make sure my coasters were sealed so that the design could stand up against any moisture (or two crazy little boys…), so I first sprayed them with a coat of Krylon Matte Finish protective spray. (affiliate link)

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I waited a few minutes and then gave the coasters a few more coats of decoupage to make sure they were really sealed.

Step 4- Add Felt Pads

I didn’t want my lovely new coasters to scratch up my furniture, so I cut out some little felt squares and hot glued them to the bottom.

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And then…

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…I had my beautiful Anthro-inspired coasters! And I didn’t even have to pay $8 a pop for them! Woo hoo! Take a look at these side-by-sides:

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Anthropologie-Inspired Geometric Coasters at

Anthropologie | DIY

Pretty close I’d say! And well worth the $48 savings!

Have you done any knock-off projects lately?

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  1. Anam (Delicious and DIY) says:

    These look absolutely beautiful.. The bright fresh colors look so good.

  2. Cindy Eikenberg says:

    Hi Abby! These coasters are beautiful and look even better than the inspiration! Love! You ladies are most definitely rocking these knock-offs! So much fun – thanks for sharing and pinned! Hope you have a happy Wednesday!

  3. Your talent never ceases to amaze me!!! Love these and your frugalness! 🙂

  4. so creative 🙂 i love how it turned out! great job! 🙂

  5. Kris {Driven by Décor} says:

    Those are great – love them even more than the original Anthro ones!

  6. Dee Williamson says:

    $8 dollars is not worth it for one single coaster. I’m pretty cheap too! Any DIY project for free-dollars is my kind of project. I love what you did and I am going to make my own. I’ve seen other people use the small decorative wooden pieces (like at Lowe’s) with the design cut into the wooden blocks, but I don’t know how smaller kiddie glasses would sit right on those. Definitely going to try this. Have lots of washi tape for the project too.

  7. Emily @ My Love for Words says:

    These are great, and they look even better than the inspiration pieces!

  8. Cindy Trobaugh says:

    Amazing! Love Love!

  9. I love these! Great job! =)

  10. I love these! And who can beat the price! ~Jeanette

  11. stephanie says:

    Hi abby – i just discovered your blog.. looove your blog design, its totally my style. you have some great stuff here! super cool coasters. i’m a new fan 😉


  12. Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says:

    These look identical to the originals, only I like your colors better! Great knock off project, especially for free…we love free! XO XO

  13. Amy@TheBlissfulBee says:

    These are freaking awesome! Obsessed!! Pinning now!

    xo, amy

  14. Jen @ Girl in the Garage says:

    Abby these are amazing! I totally love the colors and lines- and $0 is perfect! Great job rocking your knockoff!!

  15. Therese @ Fresh Idea Studio says:

    Well played Abby! That’s a totally awesome Anthro hack! Your coasters are even more cool than theirs! Boom!

  16. Emily Maldonado says:

    These. Are. Fabulous. Love them!

  17. Suzanne J Dean says:

    Your’s are so much better…they rock! Awesome job!
    I’ve been faithfully reading your blog but not commenting lately…going thru breast cancer treatments currently and reading blogs is what I get to do in bed while sick. So thank you for keeping me entertained, I appreciate it!


  18. Paula@SweetPea says:

    Your version looks even better than the original. I love the bright colors and modern pattern. Your $0 price tag is exactly my speed!

  19. Oh Abby! Love love love YOUR coasters. Even better than Anthros. How fun are you??? Love the price, too.
    Pinned 🙂

  20. Tamara Tasse ~ This Mom is a Basket Case says:

    I often wonder how Anthropologie gets away with charging so much. I love seeing all of the “Hacks” everywhere and these are great! I do like your colours more as well.

  21. Melissa Linville says:

    Abby, these are amazing! You rocked this knock off. I do like yours better than Anthropologie’s and you can’t beat the price. 🙂

  22. Selene Galindo says:

    These are so fun, Abby!!! Love the fun colors you picked!

  23. Alexis @ Persia Lou says:

    So cute, Abby! Love em!

  24. I think you need to make me a set of these! I LOVE them!!!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Awww, thank you Renee! They were fun and surprisingly easy!! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

      1. Renee Beaucage says:

        I’ll definitely have to try that some day. I received a beautiful set of coasters from some friends for Christmas that was made with a ceramic base, scrapbook paper and Modge Podge. They’re beautiful! These would be so different in comparison because they’re made with the wooden base. Very cool! Have a great week Abby!

        1. justagirlabby says:

          Ooh those coasters sound beautiful! Thanks so much for your sweet words, Renee!

          ~Abby =)

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  26. Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says:

    Love those Abby!! GREAT knock off!! And I love the colors!!
    Have a great weekend!!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, friend! It was a fun one! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  27. These are so awesome absolutely love them and want them sooo bad!! You did a fantastic job 🙂

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Dria! It has been fun being on this tour with you! Have a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  28. Beth Anne says:

    These look so good! Awesome job! I love your tips on how to make sure the paint doesn’t bleed too. A DIY dunce like me would not have thought of those little tips to get a clean finish.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Beth Anne

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Beth Anne! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! Give that sweet little Holden a hug from us!

      ~Abby =)

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  30. Krista @the happy housie says:

    These are so fabulous Abby! Love them!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Apparently I’m terribly behind on answering comments! Thank you so much, Krista! You are the sweetest! Have a great week!

      ~Abby =)

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  34. These turned out great! Good to know I don’t have to buy coasters anymore. I just wanted to let you know that I am linking to this post today if you don’t mind.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much for the link, Alyssa! I’m honored! Have a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

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  36. Love these coasters! You can’t beat the $0.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Carmody! $0 is my favorite price! 😀 Have a great week!

      ~Abby =)

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