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!


  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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