From A. Wagner: I'm absolutely in love with agate slices. My great aunt had a huge collection of them in a beautiful display case and I spent hours looking at them as a kid. Yes, hours. I was a little quirky, yes, but the beautiful swirls of color and speckles of glimmering crystals were mesmerizing. Now that they're everywhere and mostly as coasters, I want them! All of them! But that would be crazy and also really, really expensive. Also, they're breakable and I wouldn't do well with an expensive, breakable coaster. Or breakable anything, actually.
So, I came up with an alternative. This would be especially great if you like the look of the agate coasters, but have a little one with grabby fingers that would love to see what one of those pretty things looked like on the floor. In pieces. Or, if you have friends that would act like children with grabby fingers when they were imbibing the drinks that sat on the coasters.
Enter: resin faux agate slice coasters! You get to play with resin, you get to swirl and drizzle and be creative. You get to match the coasters colors exactly to your decor palette. They won't scratch your furniture. They won't break. Best of all, though, they're much less expensive than actual agate coasters, which is why DIY is so great!
Skill Level: Easy
Time Required: 1-2 hours and about 2 days cure time
Project Cost: $20