I found these agate slices on Amazon and just bought them. I didn’t even know what I was going to do with them. When they showed up I pulled them out and thought “Hey! I could put these on a present!” So that’s what I’m doing.
I have loved the gold rimmed agate look for coasters. I want a set so bad! The larger, round agate slices are a bit more pricey, so I thought I’d start off with these little guys and see if I could do a DIY with them first. I love how they turned out.
The Agate Gift Topper DIY
You’ll shake the gold leafing pen quite a bit. Then, on a scrap piece of cardboard or heavy paper, you’ll press the tip down until paint fills the tip. After the tip is full of paint you can just draw the gold on the edge of the slice! That’s it; seriously. After each slice I put the cap back on and shook the pen again before moving onto the next one. If you feel like there’s not enough paint coming out, you can push the tip down again and get more paint to distribute.
I decided to put these on these natural looking boxes for a more nature-ish feel. You could put these anywhere really, for any season, and I think they’d look great.
My cat was also impressed. Or she just wanted her own personal photoshoot featuring a DIY gift topper. Maybe both.
Have you ever used these little agate slices for anything else? They are so fun. I want to buy another dozen! (I’ll leave you with another photo of Sona for good measure.)
- $7 gold leafing pen
- $9 agate slices (6 total)
- Total: $16
This means each topper would cost you about $2.50.