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)
Faux Moss Covered Rocks
Step 1: Bowl or Vase
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
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
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.