DIY: Colored Sand Centerpiece

DIY: Colored Sand Centerpiece


Step 1: Use store bought craft sand, or collect sand from a beach (or the hardware store). If using beach sand, be sure to lay out the sand to dry for about a week before beginning the project.


Step 2: Gently wet your sand with a ratio of 1 tablespoon water to 2 cups sand.


Step 3: Separate your sand into bowls, and begin dropping in food coloring to tint the sand. You will need about 10 drops of food coloring for every 2 cups, this can vary depending on the vibrancy of hue you’d like to achieve.


Step 4: Mix the food coloring into the sand until all of the grains are covered.

Spread the sand out onto baking dishes and bake at 200 degrees for about 10 minutes (until most of the wetness is gone- leaving just damp sand behind). Remove from oven and let dry out the rest of the way over night.
Step 5: Once dry you can store sand in plastic bags until use.  Glass containers will give the best centerpiece presentation and simple succulents can easily be planted and placed inside.