Hello my Lovelies! Happy Monday!
Have I got a great, easy, quick DIY project with tutorial for you!………. You’re welcome 🙂
Before I get to my DIY agate slice art, I have to share a little sneak peek of my daughter, Courtney’s prom outfit. Saturday was the long awaited prom, and I was just in awe of how beautiful my daughter looked. It was a proud mommy moment for sure.
More to come on Prom 2015 in a future post. You can follow me on Instagram to see more prom pictures, or just to see what shenanigans I am always up to.
So, I was super excited about the way this DIY project turned out, I just had to share even before they are hung in my son’s room for The One Room Challenge finale on Thursday.
Agate is a big trend at the moment – especially in shadow box picture frames. You may recall from a recent post that agate and geodes are one of the trends that I spotted while I was at High Point Market recently.
Like any good Designer, I wanted to incorporate agates in a design project. My son’s room was the perfect place to do that, but these frames are usually on the higher end, so I decided to try my hand at making a set of them myself.
I had a set of the agate slice coasters that I purchased at HomeGoods for $19.99 last October for my Thanksgiving table setting, so I decided to use them for this project
Here’s what you will need for this project
The agate slices – one for each frame
Picture frames – use ones that have some depth since the agate slices are thick. Also make sure they have matting. I used Ribba frames from Ikea ($6.99 each)
Thick card stock paper – I used watercolor paper from Michael’s
Turn the frame face down and remove the back, as well as the the filler paper that It comes with. Use the filler paper as template to cut the watercolor paper into the same size.
Place one agate slice face down on the glass making sure it is centered
Gently flip it over to check that you are ok with the placement from the front view. Flip it back with the face down
Add hot glue to the back of the agate slice and then place the watercolor paper that was cut to size on top of the agate slice and glue. Press gently to secure
Replace the back of the frame, being careful not to press too hard, which could break the glass.
Secure the back with the anchors and VOILA! You have a framed agate slice, and totally on trend! 🙂
I did a series of 4, since they work best in groupings
Here is a picture of a series of framed geodes from High Point Market
Here is the finished product hung in my son’s bedroom for the One Room Challenge
Here’s a close up
This DIY was easy and pretty quick – about 30 minutes to assemble all four. Agate slices are widely available at local and online retailers.
So what are your thoughts? Would you incorporate agates or geodes into your home?
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Wishing You Beauty and Inspiration!