(Closed) Has anyone ever done this centerpiece before?

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
1843 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Are you going to use real sand, or buy sand from a craft store?  I would do a trial and see how it turns out.

Post # 4
46407 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You could always place a second clear glass vase inside the larger vase.

Place the sand and seashells in the space between the two. Fill the inner vase with water and add the floating candle.

Post # 6
18 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

It’s doable… there’s a way to do it with real sand but it might be too labour intensive… How they would do it in a soils lab (where they need to separate sand from finer size particles which causes the foggy water) is that they would wash the sand in sieve to let the fine particles run through the sieve, retaining the sand. then you could put in the oven (about 100C) to let the sand dry. Out in the sun would be perfect as well.



Post # 10
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Very pretty!

Post # 11
46407 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would go to a tropical fish store and ask their advice. They have aquarium sand that has already been filtered, cleaned, washed etc. They also have tiny gravel that is coated with epoxy- it looks like sand but doesn’t cloud the water.

I think it will be fine if you are able to set it up then let the sand settle overnight. The challenge will be if you have to move them to the reception venue the same day.

Post # 13
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Did you ever end up doing this. And were you able to stop it fr clouding? I don’t really have to wash all that sand. I’ll have 18 tables.

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