Monday, April 29, 2013

DIY framed agates

I've had this DIY in the back of my mind for a while now, after spotting framed agates all over pinterest. Uncommon Goods is such a great site for uncommon gifts (see what I did there?). I always look there for my Dad because he's so hard to shop for. Well they have the most beautiful set of agate coasters  and they were so sweet to send me some for this DIY.
 I had some silver frames from my DIY chopstick paintings and I got some mats cut with an 8x8 opening. I shifted the opening in the mat up, so its not centered. Gives a much more custom framed look.
Super easy DIY and aren't the agates gorgeous? Looking for a Mother's Day gift anyone?
The coasters are slightly raised to allow them to sit up off the table and I used the raised surface to super glue them on the mat. Framed it looks gorgeous because it allows light to shine through them and they don't look so flat.
 See how pushing the mat off center gives it a more custom look? They are such a fun addition to my bar area and make me happy every time I walk in my front door :-)

21 comments:

  1. gorgeous! i love the way you did the matting. great diy!

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  2. this is a DIY i could totally get behind. love this!

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  3. I love how simple and chic these are–the pink is my favorite!

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  4. Gorgeous! I've been thinking about this DIY for awhile now too.

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  5. Love! They look fabulous over your bar area!

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  6. Erica from Moth Design has these in her home and I bought a shadow box and agate to do the same! I just need to get a strong enough glue and find a place to put it. Love the way you did the custom matting on yours!

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

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  7. i've never thought of using agate stones in that way, frame them and decorate the walls! love the little DIY inspiration!
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    A
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  8. Love the way you chose to have the mats. So great. Loving the colors!

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  9. ooo i love! anything simple in a white frame is good in my book!

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  10. These are amazing! What a great idea, Eileen.

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  11. oooh, I love these numbers - what a great deal!

    be sure to enter my giveaway to win a perfect summer tee today! ;) xo

    brooke
    www.decorgreat.blogspot.com

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