DIY Gold Leafed Agate Coasters

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It has been a rough week here in our household and I found this little quote on Pinterest and it made me smile.

Life Gives You Lemons

So, I tried to think of what I could transform with gold to help turn life’s lemons into lemonade. After Christmas, I bought these agate Christmas tree ornaments at Target for about $1 each. I took the hanging hooks off and decided to use them as coasters.  They were beautiful, but needed something more.

I was inspired by these beautiful gold-rimmed coasters from an online store called 1956 Heritage.  Aren’t they to die for??

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So, I took the Krylon Gold Leafing Pen I used for this project and rimmed the edges with gold leaf.  You can find a gold leafing pen at most craft stores or online at Amazon.

Here is my version.

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They are not nearly as sparkly or gold as the inspiration piece, but I think they are still really pretty.  They only cost me a little over a $1 each to replicate.  The inspiration coasters were $110 for a set!  I love getting the look for less!!

What about you?  Has life given you lemons lately?  Did you paint something gold??

I am linking these beauties up to the Best of the Nest Party over at Simple Details.  Head on over here to see all of the amazing projects!

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  1. These turned out SO pretty! Great job and hope next week is a better week for you!!!

  2. Hi Tamara! I am in love with the way these turned out. So fun and affordable! Thanks for stopping by. I checked out your blog and I wanted to say congratulations on being featured on Knock Off Decor. Way to go!

  3. How clever! Your coasters are so pretty and a steal compared to the originals! I’m now kicking myself for not buying those this past Christmas – you can be sure I’ll grab them if they come around again this year! So glad you linked up to Best of the Nest!

    • Thanks Kris! I am loving your new collaboration on Best of the Nest. I will definitely be linking up next month. Now I just have to pick a project off my mile long list!

  4. They’re gorgeous, Jennifer!! You are a smart cookie, so creative, easy and inexpensive!! Thanks for stopping by and sharing it! 🙂

    • Thanks so much Pam! I love an easy and inexpensive DIY. I adore the settee you reupholstered. I need to test myself on more projects like that. I have a set of chairs in my garage just calling my name!

  5. they came out really nice. It was a really good idea to reuse them after christmas.

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