Sand Art – No Bottles Required!

July 8, 2015By 1 Comment

Hey there everyone!! This months creative challenge is something from nature! I was stumped on what to make and then I thought about Kristina who loves the beach and has plans for a beach theme for her new home….. Add those together and you get Sand Art!! Ok not that fill the bottle with sand type – which is cool – but art made with sand! No beach, bottles or sun screen needed!

Sand art by 2crochethooks


First I have to say I was lazy and bought sand art kits vs. dying my own sand (food coloring and alcohol (rubbing not drinking lol) and then dry).

Sand art by 2crochethooks

So grab a couple kits or dye some sand and let’s get to work! You also need some picture frames, images (unless you can free hand), mod podge/glue, brushes. 


I grabbed a muffin tin to keep my sand contained with the idea of putting the sand in each cup, then realized I could just snip the corner. The tin came in handy after removing the excess sand from the glass, so if you have one, you might want to use it. I also used sharpies to outline my shapes, this is optional depending on your drawing skills. 

Sand art by 2crochethooks

Next I took my images and taped them down on the picture frame glass where I wanted them and then flip!!


Sand art by 2crochethooks

I used the sharpies to trace the outlines of my sea critters. So pretty already!! woot! time for sand!

Sand art by 2crochethooks


And then decide you color placement and start gluing – I found doing smaller areas at a time kept the glue wet and snagged the sand better. Now… may or may not realize I made an error here. The plan was to outline on the outside of the glass and glue the inside. I was so excited to get sanding, I glued the outside of the glass…..This means later when I try to put it in the frame….the images won’t fit the frame!! ARGH!! In my defense, this was done at midnight of an insomnia night!

Sand art by 2crochethooks

Add your sand. Not sure it’s needed but Mz. Impatience did lightly press the sand. Then gently tap the excess sand onto a paper towel and add to your muffin tin. Some colors leave little grains of sand all over and a soft brush can gently remove those.  Nice and neat!

Sand art by 2crochethooks

Continue the glue, sand, tap until your art is filled in. Check for any missed spots and glue, sand, tap again. 

Sand art by 2crochethooks

Done!! I was so impressed with myself and excited to do another one or two! This is, of course, before I realized I had done the pictures backwards…. 

Sand art by 2crochethooks

A sunrise or sunset at the beach, can’t beat that!! Even if I accidentally used some blue on the beach….it’s just high tide man! 


Last but not least, we all know it’s a fish eat fissand art by 2crochethooksh world out there so take care of yourself! nom nom! I need some nice photo mats and some ocean looking backgrounds to go behind my artwork. 


Thanks for getting sand in your shorts with me today!



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