Welcome to DAY 2 of the Anthropologie knock off challenge!! I am SO excited to be a part of this challenge brought to you by an amazing group of talented bloggers. Every day this week we will each be sharing a project inspired by Anthropologie. Today I am sharing my Geometric Wood Coasters!! I am also featuring knock off designs from my fellow bloggers below, check them out….. simply click the picture to visit their post.
My second challenge project were these Geometric Wood Coasters. I was inspired to make these when I saw a set of coasters at the thrift store for $1.99! They were christmas colors and screaming for makeover. The perfect find for this project. 2 sheets of craft paper added another $1 to this project for a grand total of $3!! During the week that I was making these I saw my friend Abby had posted the same exact Anthropologie Knock off coasters on her blog, I was shocked… but when I visited her post I realized we did these in very different ways which is pretty awesome. If you want to see how Abby did it, visit her blog at Just a Girl and Her Blog- Anthropologie Knock Off Coasters. You can check out the original anthropologie version by clicking here. Here is how I did it….. Step one: Cut the wood grain paper down so it is slightly larger then the coasters Step two: Modpodge the paper on top of the coaster and let dry. Make sure not to use too much and smooth, smooth, smooth so you don’t get bubbles. Step three: Cut excess paper off . Step four: Add 2 thin coats of modpodge the top of the paper. Let first layer dry before adding the 2nd. Step 5: Use 2 LAYERS of washi tape to create a pattern similar to anthropologie coasters. Push down REALLY hard. The reason I say 2 layers is because the washi tape will allow your paint to soak in… so double up! If you want your edges really crisp and clean then be sure to push down so the tape is extra flat. Step 6: Paint on your colors! I used mixtures of paint I already had in my stash. Mixing color until I got ones similar to the original Anthro version Step 7: Peel up the tape and SPRAY WITH A CLEAR FINISHING SPRAY *not pictured. Why spray? Because that is the only thing that will make these coasters water proof. Voila!! Faux Wood Coasters using simple craft paper and paint! The little spots you see in the picture below are the areas that i did not mod podge enough (Ok OK I admit it, I only did one coat of mod podge, this is where I learn a lesson and pass it on to you! Use 2 coats!) It was SO HOT the day I made these. Scarlett was running around playing in the sprinkler then had to come over and get in the middle of my pictures 🙂 She loves these coasters!
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