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DIY Agate Shadow Box


After strolling through the mall & checking the price tags of these beautiful pieces of art, I was inspired & depressed all at the same time. I knew I had to have these pieces in my living room, but I couldn’t bear spending $200 to do so. SO YOU GUESSED IT!! I made them myself.

You’ll need:

Agate Stones

Patterned background paper

Shadow box

Hot glue or gel poxy

You’ll want to choose your background paper, your stones & their placement. Once you have those decisions made, mark with pencil where the stones will lay. Next, you are going to want to cut the paper where you made your marks.

Simply because I have found that hot glue works better when gluing to texture rather than gluing to flat & smooth surfaces. Within the holes that you stenciled & cut – apply your hot glue. You can also scratch hot glue altogether, especially if the backing of your shadow box is smooth & use gel epoxy instead.

Then as quick as you can, before the glue dries, lay your stones on the glue in their place.

And that’s it! You’ve made your own beautiful and unique piece of art!

How easy & fun?!

There is a chance I have about three of these in my house now…

Thankfully, my husband couldn’t care less about decor.

Let me know if you try this DIY! I’d love to see what you come up with!!



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