Are you looking for that perfect diy Christmas or birthday present to make? Have you found it yet? No? I’ve found it for you! It’s agate coasters! They’re beautiful and so easy to make. These go from $100 all the way up to $175 at stores like Neiman Marcus and Anthropologie! With less than $20 in ingredients you can have a beautiful gift that you handmade to give to your family and friends.
Supplies needed for Agate Coasters diy
Liquid Leafing – Classic Gold (Feel free to try out the silver accent too!)
Rubber Feet (optional but will help give coasters more stability)
A few notes I found useful about this Agate coaster diy project!
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.
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 accidently 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.
Here’s where I got the items
Here’s the ones that are done and ready for sale! What a savings and a beautiful product you can give instead!
Well what do you think of this project? I think they turned out beautiful and would make a great Christmas or birthday present for family and friends. What gifts do you plan to make and give this year?
While you’re here check out my other gift ideas that you can make yourself. DIY Floating Candle HOlder, DIY Starburst Mirror, DIY Lemon painted tea towels, DIY upcycled flower vase, diy jewelled candle holder, Abby’s homemade bath bombs, Christmas word search, Deco mesh curly wreath for Christmas, Christmas worksheets for kids and budgeting sheets for saving for Christmas, Lotion to make and give as gifts, Vanilla Goats milk soap diy, and Snowman craft from a creamer bottle!