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sand ceremony frame!!! i found it!!

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Well I finished my frame using the tutorial I posted. I used elmers glass and ceramic glue, which dries clear and worked pretty well, but it was a little runny. It looks just like elmers school glue before it dries, and has about the same consistancy. It worked, but I would not really recommend it. The flora bond looks like it would do a better job.

 

I tested it with sugar, which I also would not recommend because now I have little bits of it stuck in the frame that I cannot get out! Oh well! A very small amount leaked out, so I put another bead of glue on each side of the outter pains of glass.

 

I almost had a heart attack last night when I realized I glued the top shut!! My lovely fiance was able to get it open with his brute strength but I was really freaked out for a minute since we are leaving in four days.

DO NOT GLUE ANYTHING WITH THE SLIDING LID ON!!

 

I found two glass bottles at Hobby Lobby half off ($3.99 a piece) and I hot glued some leftover teal ribbon crossed around the neck of the bottle and a tiny starfish I have for centerpieces ontop.

 

I'm very happy with the way it turned out! Total it cost me about $40 including supplies. Beats $60 they are asking on etsy for just the frame.

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My frame held up pretty well. I traveled with it on my lap and carried it through the airports with no problems. Some sand escaped into the front chamber, but it was no big deal since the front pane is removable.

 

I did have one major issue. IF USING SAND FROM THE BEACH, DRY THE SAND OUT REALLY REALLY WELL BEFORE PUTTING IT INTO THE VASE. You have to either dry it out in an oven or on a cookie sheet in the sun to get it really dry. I was pounding on the vase like a friggin ketchup bottle trying to get the sand out since it packed in there and stuck. I also dinged up the frame a little when trying to knock the sand out of the vase.

 

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