Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Make Your Own Unity Sand Set

A unity sand ceremony is a symbolic element to represent the joining of two lives by layering sand from two vases, that represent the bride and groom, into one vase.

It is easy to create your own unity sand set. You can select any size, shape and color of vase or bottle. What you will need is:

  • Sand Pouring Vases - you will need a vase for the bride and a vase for the groom, each containing sand of a different color.
  • Central Vase - where sand from both the bride and groom will be poured in together. 
  • Sand - use two different colors of sand (to represent the unity of bride and groom) to create the layered effect into the central vase. If you can't find a particular color, custom color sand by dying it with alcohol ink. Learn how here.


You can personalize both the sand pouring vases and central vase by adding the names of the bride and groom, wedding date, or a quote by using vinyl lettering, beads, etching cream, paint pens, and other embellishments.

In the photo, the central vase was decorated with beaded bracelet that had a paper heart with the quote "...And Two Become One."



Be selective when choosing the central vase for the ceremony to ensure that it coordinates with your home decor and will fit in the area you want to display it. Most importantly, make sure that the central vase can be sealed with a lid or stopper to prevent the sand from spilling out.

Depending on the style, the two sand pouring vases can be used to display sentimental keepsakes and memories from the wedding. For instance, they can be used to display a few dried flowers from the bride's bouquet, the lyrics from the first dance, or petals that were thrown from the flower girl's basket.

The united sand is a beautiful way to preserve the memory of that special day of two lives joined as one.

"...And Two Become One" happily ever after!

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