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Simple beach themed centerpiece that requires little work and is very pretty. Great for any beach event. Having a beach themed wedding? You can customize it with a numbered card or several tea lights. It also makes a great take home gift for someone at the end of the night. We used these center pieces at our wedding, and received lots of compliments!


You will need:

A Glass Bowl (any wide bowl or vase will do)
Sand
Shiny Pebbles
Seashells
Driftwood
Faux Moss Covered Rocks


 
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Step 1: Bowl or Vase

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Make sure that your bowl is nice and clean. There is some debate as to whether the bowl should be low and flat or high. If you choose a fishbowl style container you will be able to see the layering of the different objects. I preferred a low bowl in order to see the different objects on top better.

Step 2: Making the Base

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Add you sand to the bowl. This prevents shifting and rattling of rocks against glass when you move it. Here I've mixed two types of sand, a grey sand and a brown sand for a little variety. Sand can be purchased at a craft store or online. 2 small bags of sand from Michaels was enough to fill 12 containers this size with about a 1/4 cup each.

Step 3: Adding Pebbles

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Now add your pebbles.  I mixed mine into the sand, but you can also let them sit on top in order to give it a more layered look. Please note that if you lay them on top they will shift into the sand over time with movement. I bought shiny pebbles from Michaels and used about 3 baggies.  They are shined and contain lots of different colors but you can also purchase rocks in one solid color. (This would be great for a black and white wedding - black sand and white rocks or visa versa.) If you want a more colorful pallet, you can use those little glass marbles or colored gems as well.

Step 4: Adding Accents

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Now you can add your driftwood and faux moss covered rocks. I purchased the moss rocks from Save-on-crafts.com or they can be found online if you are willing to look around. If you are sensitive make sure to check if the person selling them smokes. I purchased them without asking and had to air them out for two weeks before I could even use them.

Step 5: Finished Product

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Add your seashells and any other accessories. Have fun with it! If you want you can print up ferris wheel tickets and use them as number cards. (Our pier has a ferris wheel.) Because my husband proposed at a lifeguard tower at the beach, we had 12" lifeguard towers overlooking the little centerpiece with a number for each table. I hope this was a helpful instructable.
lebowski4 years ago
Very cute.
RabbitRabbit (author)  lebowski4 years ago
Thanks a lot!
ChrysN4 years ago
Pretty!
RabbitRabbit (author)  ChrysN4 years ago
Thank you. :)
copilarim4 years ago
really nice!!:D
RabbitRabbit (author)  copilarim4 years ago
Thanks a bunch! They were really cool to have at the wedding!