Creative Vase / January 29, 2019 / Avalynn Bowman.
Another tip to designing creative centerpieces is to use non-floral elements. As lovely as fresh flowers are, they are far from the only option. Perhaps you love unique bridal jewelry made in pretty sea glass colored crystals; make paper flowers in the same colors for your centerpieces. Or use potted herbs like rosemary (which symbolizes remembrance) in lieu of flowers. You can use anything that strikes your fancy, from antique books to ice sculptures to fresh fruits. Use non-floral elements as accents in combination with more traditional flowers, or let them be the entire focus of your centerpieces.
These rocks are typically polished and painted so you can get them in almost any style that you like. These are relatively inexpensive since they're just rocks so you'll be staying under budget in most cases with this addition. Once you have the rocks added, put in some water. You can leave it clear or you can even add some color to the water so that it really shows up in the room. Then to finish off you may want to add some plants, or some floating candles to the top of the water in the vases wholesale.
The newspaper is used simply to catch any stray sand that may fall off the plate that your kids are supposed to be holding over, and trust me, there will be stray sand. The newspapers just make it easier to clean up later when the kids are done. I use the plastic cups to hold the glue, which also makes for easy cleanup as well. You will also want to dilute the glue with about a teaspoon of water for every 14 cup of glue you use. This helps to make a thin and even coating whenever the kids are applying it onto the jars.
One of the great things about this project is that it does not take a lot of materials and you can make a sand vase at very little cost. In fact, assuming that you have glue on hand already, the colored sand could be the only material that you would have to purchase. Material List: Newspaper, plastic cup, paint brush, colored sand, glue, bottle or jar, paper or pie plate, and a spoon.
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