flowers-in-the-sand-diy

Today’s DIY is pretty simple, but the result is just too magical to describe. Using flowers and sand, you can create budget-friendly centre pieces that are reminiscent of the stark splendor of the dessert and Karoo.

You will need:

  • A clear glass vase
  • Clean beach sand – Remember that some beaches prohibit the removal of beach sand, so rather purchase a bag from a reputable provider. What’s more, if you purchase it, you’re guaranteed the sand is clean and without strange and undesirable bits).
  • A freshly picked flower of your choice – preferably a specie of which a single flower can make a statement.
  • A tiny glass bottle (optional) – recycled essence bottles work well
  • A syringe (optional)
  • A sheet of blank paper
  • Sticky tape

To get started:

  • Rinse the vase with warm soapy water and allow to dry completely before polishing it well.
  • Use the sheet of paper and sticky tape to make a funnel to pour the sand in neatly without dirtying the vase. Simply roll the paper into a cone, tape up the side and snip off the point of the cone to make the funnel.
  • Position the funnel over the vase and start funnelling in your sand until you’ve reached the desired level.

NOTE: Steps the steps below are optional. If the flower will survive a day or two without water, simply burry it straight into the sand.

  • Next, bury your little glass bottle in the sand so that only the mouth opening sticks out ever so slightly above the sand.
  • Cut the stem of the flower so that it’s shorter than the little glass bottle.
  • Use a syringe to fill the glass bottle with water and place your flower inside.

Original images and their credits available on Pinterest

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