Colorful Recycled Sand Flower Vases
March 30, 2012Posted by andrew |
These decorative sand-covered flower vases are a perfect craft for spring. They're easy to make, and look really beautiful, especially placed by a window where they catch the light. My daughter was so proud of her colorful creatiions. Use them to hold daffodils or other bright spring flowers.
Raid your recycling bin and find some containers like glass or even plastic jars and bottles for this craft. You'll also need colored sand, white glue (like Elmer's), a paint brush, and paper plates. We found colored sand at Michael's, but most craft or art supply stores should have it.
Pour sand on paper plates, and "paint" the outside of your jar or bottle with white glue. You can also paint patterns like dots and swirls with the glue to create special decorative effects.
Once your jar is covered in glue, roll it in the colored sand or spoon sand on until it coats the outside of the entire jar. If you're rolling your container, you might have to spoon a little more sand over areas that may not be covered completely.
Let your container dry, then you're ready to fill with water and add some beautiful spring flowers.