This is our sand ceremony kit. I created it from materials (again) from Michael's. I believe the glass cylinders were 2 for $3 and the one in the middle was not that much more (can't remember the price). And I used raffia to tie around the main jar/vase. The silver things hanging from the raffia in the middle is the letter 'A' (his - soon to be my - last name initial monogram) and a seashell charm. I also bought those on sale at Michael's for cheap. I didn't want to over do the decor on the main vase since it will have enough going on once we pour the orange and fuchsia sand in it. Sorry the picture is so bright!
Also, I bought some fuchsia sand with a 40% off coupon at AC Moore, so it was $2 and some change after tax. I could not for the life of me find orange sand UNTIL I actually thought about looking in the kids craft section of the store... smh. There I spent $1.99 each on 2 bags of orange sand (these were on clearance at the time - not sure of the original price); though its still less than $5 all together for the orange sand, I was a little disappointed because I like knowing I can get something for really cheap... but I guess it beats going online only to pay shipping on something that probably cost less than the shipping.
In all, I probably spent about $16 on everything needed for the sand ceremony kit; much cheaper than the dinky sand ceremony kits you can barely see and for a much cheaper price.