Sand Art Party Pedestal
By Marisa Pawelko
Of course you know that making sand art is a super fun party activity, but did you know that you can also create a festive pedestal platter for your party with Sandtastik’s Classic Colored Sand? Choose sand in the colors that match your home décor or party theme! The creative possibilities are endless!
- Sandtastik Classic Colored Sand
- Sandtastik Round Sand Art Bottle
- Glass Plate
- Japanese Saw or Hack Saw
- E6000 Glue
- Sand Art Funnel (optional)
To get started select a variety of Sandtastik Classic Colored Sand for your project. For this party pedestal we went with an assortment of beautiful bright colors!
Remove the cap from the bottle and carefully cut off the neck of the bottle with your saw.
Fill the bottle with layers of Sandtastik Classic Colored Sand.
For this project we created a rainbow effect of thick layers. To achieve more intricate thinner layers, we recommend using a Sand Art Funnel for greater control.
Continue filling the bottle with sand until it is completely full. Then gently tap the bottle to allow the contents to settle. Fill the bottle again to the brim and then tap again and fill more if necessary. Continue tapping and filling until the sand is really packed in well. This will help to preserve the sand arts appearance, allowing it to withstand being moved around with use.
Now you are ready to connect the sand art pedestal base to the plate. With a toothpick, mix E6000 glue with the last color of sand you used to fill the bottle.
Using the toothpick, carefully apply the mixture to the top of your sand art creation.
Gently place the plate on top of the base, making sure it is properly centered. Rotate the plate to spread the glue uniformly. Set the piece aside until the glue is fully hardened. Then break out the cookies because you’re ready to use your beautiful custom sand art party pedestal!
- ABOUT THE ARTIST -
Meet celebrity crafter Marisa Pawelko, winner of the Craft & Hobby Association Indie Craft Contest and the host of “America’s Next Top Crafter™”. Armed with a formal education in furniture design, Marisa used her talents to design products for the gift, toy, fashion and accessories markets before turning her focus to the craft industry. In 2005, sparked with an idea to create a recycled baby memento-keeper out of one of her son’s baby food jars, she founded Modern Surrealist LLC, which quickly developed an international following. Marisa enjoys inspiring crafters on her blog with thrifty project ideas for “upcycling” ordinary objects, into extraordinary custom creations! Her work has been featured by PBS, HGTV, Illinois State Museum and in countless exhibitions and high end boutiques around the world. Modern Surrealist LLC has been providing customers around the globe with individualized and fantastical gifts, crafts and accessories since 2004. Featuring eclectic themes that celebrate your individuality with humor and heart!