Look at 'em. Aren't they gorgeous? I first discovered gilded-edged agate coasters when I rounded up my favorite gold barware. But, um, $140 for a set of coasters is a bit steep, no? Read on to learn how I got the same look for less than twenty bucks and only a teeny tiny bit of DIY.
While looking for supplies for a whole other project, I stumbled upon this set of coasters for $17 from an online mineral store. Woot woot, if I do say so.
They're pretty easy on the eyes as is.
But I couldn't resist adding a touch of gold by carefully painting the raw edges with liquid gilding. A single coat was all it took.
Pretty as can be!
If you're up for a slightly more serious DIY, you should check out this tutorial by Desert Domicile. She uses actual gilding sheets, and starts with plain 4" agate slices and adds little bumpers to make them into coasters (mine came with little cork feet already stuck on).