Mini agate boxes

Lately I’ve been coveting lacquer/lucite boxes with agate stones adhered to the top of them. These beautiful boxes from, or other gift stores run the gamut in prices…anywhere from $45 to $125.

I have been dying for one of these boxes, and when I ran across this rock and gem store called Rock Paper Silver in Whistler B.C., I scooped up some flat agate stones for $3 a piece! I figured instead of paying an arm and a leg for a large box…I’d make some mini ones! And this is probably the easiest craft to date….glue and your done. How awesome is that? :)


  • Mini lacquer box
  • Small flat agate stone (Approximately 2.5″ x 1.5″ in size.)
  • Glue gun and stick



Step 1:

Heat up your hot glue gun.

Step 1

Step 2:

Flip the agate on the backside, and place four dots of glue on each side approximately 1/4″ in from the edge. (This will hide the glue spread from coming out the sides.)

Quickly flip the agate back over to its right side and press it down onto the lid of the box.

Step 2

That took all of 5 minutes and you’re done!

Mini agate boxes

Give them away as hostess gifts, or to your friends!

Mini agate boxes