Wedding focal element - colored sand design


Each wedding table should have a focal element, i.e. the wedding accessory, which will become the main one on the table, will attract the eyes of guests and create a certain style. As a focal element, flowers that are placed in decorative vases are most often used..

There can be several focal elements, of different sizes and shapes, however, all of them must be sustained in the same style. Flowers are not the only material with which you can create a focal element. The wedding portal tells how to create creative focus elements from ordinary sand and green plants..

Sand is a universal material, since it can be easily repainted in your chosen color. Also, decorations using sand are perfect for theme weddings, for example, weddings in the sea or beach style..

In our master class, we will learn how to make beautiful accessories using colored sand. Wonderful vases will attract the attention of guests and create a romantic mood. In glass containers we will create the illusion of a desert in which a wild stone rose or other green plants grow.

Beautiful focal element
Beautiful wedding decorations

Materials and tools:

  • glass containers (vases, ice cream makers);
  • decorative sand;
  • food coloring;
  • green plants;
  • water;
  • plastic plates;
  • wooden stick.


: 1 day.

Detailed instructions:

The advantage of do-it-yourself wedding accessories is that they are unique, and even if two people make jewelry, focusing on one master class, they will get exclusive and completely different accessories. Also, homemade jewelry is most often a budget option, as is the case with our focal element. All you need is to find sand that you can take even on the beach, if you have such an opportunity. However, if you live in a city, you can order sand online. Also prepare dyes that will fit into the color scheme of the wedding.

So, for starters, you need to pour sand into special plastic containers or molds, it is best disposable, because the dye can leave stains. In each mold you need to add a little clean water, in the proportion of 1 tablespoon of water to a glass of sand.

Pour sand into molds
Add water to the sand

Now is the time to paint our sand. Use food coloring. For a glass of sand, you will need about 5 drops of dye, but if you want a brighter and more saturated shade, add more drops of dye. Carefully move sand with dye using a wooden stick. You should get a beautiful, uniform color.

Add dye
Mix sand and dye

Put the sand on the baking paper and place in the oven, preheated to 200 degrees, for 10 minutes. This is necessary in order to dry the sand in which we added water. Remove the sand from the oven and leave it overnight so that the moisture finally evaporates..

Put the sand in the oven

At the next stage, pour the finished colored sand into a glass container and plant a small plant in the center. Stone rose, which is a very unpretentious plant, looks best in such a composition. Wonderful focal elements for decorating the wedding hall are ready!

Focal Elements Ready
Decorations are ready

Application options

Such charming accessories will decorate any wedding table and add a wedding decor to the summer mood.!

You can also use regular sand without staining it. Plain yellow sand looks beautiful in combination with shells and stones, it is perfect for a sea wedding.

You can also pour colored sand into layers, creating a real rainbow of sand. In a sand vase, you can add a gerbera flower or a rose. One way or another, your decoration will turn out to be very warm and beautiful.!

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At you will find many more tips and ideas for decorating your wedding table and hall!