May 7, 2014

Contributor Dandelion Patina: DIY Faux Agate

DIY faux agate how to

Are you ready to create your own agate?

Hey there! It is Michelle from Dandelion Patina back again to share a budget-friendly DIY project with you. Agate slices are beautiful and have been showing up everywhere in home decor for awhile now. As a lover of all things agate, I wanted to try my hand at creating an agate slice with a bit of paint.

So, let's get started.

faux agate supplies

Supplies you will need:

  • small wood slice
  • gold paint
  • chalk paints in various shades to replicate agate of your choice
  • paint brushes
  • poly sealer

faux agate slice

First, I painted the edges in gold. {I have seen gold leaf adhered to the edges as well, if you wanted another option}. I then used the natural agate slice I currently had to replicate the design.

faux agate

The natural agate had many shades of color blended together, so I was intentional in layering and blending my paint colors. Once I was finished painting the design, I lightly sanded and applied a layer of high gloss poly.

faux agate diy

So, for under $10, I created my own little awesome slice of beauty and you can too in just a few hours! No hunting for natural agate in stores or waiting for your online order to come. I enjoyed creating this little piece of home decor.

faux agate vignette

I will be back next month with another project, but in the meantime, hop over to the blog and check out my latest spring mantel 4 kids.


  1. Such a cool idea! Love it!

    1. I do, too. I really want to try this myself! She is so clever, huh!? xo


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