I’ve always been a fan of agate in decor, we have a great piece holding up some cocktail books at in our bar and I love it. I’ve had my eye on agate coasters with gold edges for a long time, but they usually retail for close to $100 for four coasters (like these from Anthropologie) and I could never justify the prices.
The other day when I was browsing at my local HomeGoods, I came across a set of six agate coasters for only $15 (what?!). Needless to say I scooped them up immediately and went to buy some liquid gilding.
You guys, this is another really easy DIY (like the strikeable match bottle) and it makes for a great gift. Read below for the easy-as-pie instructions!
DIY GILDED AGATE COASTERS
What You’ll Need
(search your local Marshall’s/Home Goods or buy them online here)
Thin paint brush
Open your little bottle of liquid gold and use your brush to carefully paint the edges of each coaster. Set them to dry and if you notice any bald spots, give it another coat. Let them dry and that’s it! You’ve got a set of beautiful, gold-edged agate slices!
(Be sure to open up your windows or doors when you’re using the gilding, it pack quite a punch smell-wise.)