DIY Gold Leaf Agate Slice Coasters

My obsession with agates and geodes runs deep my friends. If you want insight into my former 5-year-old self and why I am fascinated with them– read my post HERE.

Today, I am sharing a quick little DIY I did to add a little extra something to some beautiful agate slices I just received.

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My friend, Caitlin from Desert Domicile, just opened an etsy shop selling fabulous agates and geodes. I love it when my blogging friends do awesome stuff like this!! When I received the slices from her shop, she already added the clear rubber bumpers to the bottom which is so great. One less thing to do, right?

I opted to get the brown slices because the gold and brown together are so warming. I also have some browns in my living room so I thought this would work well.

Now, I realize I am not reinventing the wheel here. There are plenty of tutorials on how to gild your agate slices. This blog does chronicle my home and projects, so I felt I should share it anyways just incase you feel inspired to do the same.

DIY Gold Leaf Agate Slice Coasters || B @ H

 

Instead of buying all your supplies separate, you can get a gold leaf starter kit with the adhesive, gold leaf, and sealer all-in-one. It runs about $10 a kit, but I also had a coupon and got it for half-off. It’s perfect for little projects like this since you don’t need much gold leaf at all.  I found my kit at Michaels.

I also recommend having a pair of gloves on hand. Just tight-fitting, disposable latex gloves work great.

B @ H || DIY Gold Leaf Agate Slice Coasters

It’s pretty darn simple!

Just…

Apply Adhesive. 

Brush your adhesive on in an even layer and wait a few minutes for it to get tacky.

Attach Gold Leaf.

I only used one sheet of gold leaf for all four agate slices. Wearing your gloves put the gold leaf on the edge. You can use your brush to make sure you get an even application. Just brush the excess off.

Seal it.

Use the sealer in your kit and put on an even layer of the sealer over your gold leaf. You don’t have to use much at all. It goes on white and dries clear.

That’s it!! So easy and such a beautiful result.

DIY Gold Leaf Agate Slice Coasters || B @ H

They are absolutely gorgeous and I love seeing them on my coffee table.

DIY Gold Leaf Agate Slice Coasters || B @ H

DIY Gold Leaf Agate Slice Coasters

DIY Gold Leaf Agate Slice Coasters

I have always adored these and it is something I have collected for a while. I love that it is so on trend now.

Are you loving the agate craze too?

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31 Comments on DIY Gold Leaf Agate Slice Coasters

  1. cassie
    April 9, 2014 at 6:26 am (4 months ago)

    hello, i love you won’t you come hold my drink. hello, i love you, you make me weak in the knees! hello! hello! clearly i am one cup of coffee too far in….

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 9, 2014 at 6:48 am (4 months ago)

      hahaha! good times! xo Kristin

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  2. Julia@Cuckoo4design
    April 9, 2014 at 6:55 am (4 months ago)

    Wow so pretty! Love the neutral colors of the slices too!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 9, 2014 at 7:02 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks Julia! xo K

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  3. Farha Syed
    April 9, 2014 at 6:58 am (4 months ago)

    Thanx for sharing Kristen – they look cool stacked up with the gold tower. Awesome.

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 9, 2014 at 7:03 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks Farha :) I love the stacked look too :) xo Kristin

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  4. angela
    April 9, 2014 at 7:31 am (4 months ago)

    They came out fantastic & look perfect in your living room!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 9, 2014 at 7:32 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much Angela :) I love them soooo much! xo Kristin

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 9, 2014 at 9:46 pm (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much Gabbi :) xo K

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  5. Anneke at This, That and Life
    April 9, 2014 at 9:24 am (4 months ago)

    From big to small, your ideas are SO good Kristin! I love how your style shines through and you go for it! Yay for Caitlin too!!!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 9, 2014 at 9:45 pm (4 months ago)

      Oh, thanks so much my dear friend! xo Kristin

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  6. Stephanie
    April 9, 2014 at 11:00 am (4 months ago)

    These turned out so cute! I love how they look on your table!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 9, 2014 at 9:45 pm (4 months ago)

      thanks so much Stephanie :) xo Kristin

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  7. Katja @ Shift Ctrl Art
    April 9, 2014 at 11:16 am (4 months ago)

    What a wonderful layer they bring to your coffee table. Love how it looks. The gilded edge really take them to another level :)

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 9, 2014 at 9:44 pm (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much Katja :) I just adore them! xo Kristin

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  8. Kayla @ KR Dixon Designs
    April 9, 2014 at 11:18 am (4 months ago)

    So pretty I just love this look!!!! Would totally jump on the bandwagon if I didn’t have little toddler terrors breaking everything these days ;)

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 9, 2014 at 9:44 pm (4 months ago)

      Thanks Kayla :) Yeah, I have a little one still but I am throwing caution to the wind! xo Kristin

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  9. Amber from WillsCasa.Com
    April 9, 2014 at 7:52 pm (4 months ago)

    Love the brown and gold together! Such a great combination in your living room!!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 9, 2014 at 9:43 pm (4 months ago)

      Thanks Amber :) It feels so 70′s boho chic that color combo…next Rachel Zoe is going to walk in and dress me! xo Kristin

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  10. Sarah
    April 9, 2014 at 8:32 pm (4 months ago)

    These are beautiful!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 9, 2014 at 9:43 pm (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much Sarah :) xo Kristin

      Reply
  11. anu
    April 9, 2014 at 8:40 pm (4 months ago)

    Love the colour. Really pretty and perfect for your living room!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 9, 2014 at 9:42 pm (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much Anu :) Brown and gold makes me think of California 70′s chic ;) xo Kristin

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 9, 2014 at 9:41 pm (4 months ago)

      You soooo do ;) xo Kristin

      Reply
  12. jlhoneyman
    April 9, 2014 at 9:45 pm (4 months ago)

    So into it – got blue ones from Caitlin’s shop and they are spectacular! Love the gold edges – mine have them too :)

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 9, 2014 at 9:47 pm (4 months ago)

      Oh blue ones would be gorg! I just love them :) xo Kristin

      Reply
  13. interiorsbykenz
    April 13, 2014 at 3:47 pm (4 months ago)

    Pretty pretty pretty!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 14, 2014 at 2:33 pm (3 months ago)

      Thanks Kenz :) xo Kristin

      Reply

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