Wednesday, December 9, 2015

DIY Agate Napkin Rings

Shortly after posting my previous DIY I came up with the idea to use the same technique to create agate napkin rings for the holidays and I am pretty excited with how they turned out! I love that they are not overly "festive" and could be used for a variety of occasions throughout the year, but also look holiday appropriate when paired with wintery holiday decor, such as ornaments and pine cones. Also, despite looking expensive, these napkin rings were actually pretty cheap and easy to make, which is perfect during the hectic holiday season.

Materials:

• agate slices
• wooden napkin rings (I found mine at Michael's)
gold leaf kit
• soft paint brush
• super glue

1. Begin by gold leafing the edges of your agates, using this post for reference. I use the directions that come along with the gold leafing kit, but you may find the extra photos from my previous post helpful.

2. Once the agates are dry, decide which side you would like to face upward when using the napkin ring and place that side down on a clean dry surface. (I used a paper plate!)

3. Add a small dot of glue on the back of each stone and attach the wooden napkin rings applying firm pressure for approximately 30 seconds.

4. Let the napkin rings dry overnight and you're ready to set the table and impress your guests!

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