Thursday, February 26, 2015

Transporting Your Unity Sand Art

How to Seal and Prevent Damage to Your Unity Sand Art
How to Seal and Protect Your Unity Sand Art

With the Unity Sand becoming so popular in weddings, I've had a few people asking about transporting the sand art from the ceremony to home without damaging. Here are a few methods you can use.

Once the sand ceremony creation is complete, you will want to preserve it so it can be displayed in your home forever. If any space is left in the jar, the sand will shift with movement and may destroy some of the designs you both have created. The easiest way to prevent damage is to fill the jar as completely as possible. You will want to eliminate any space between the top of the sand and lid, before sealing.

Another easy way of sealing the Unity Sand Jar is the Candle Method. The one thing about weddings, there's usually some candles burning somewhere. Fill Unity Jar about 1/2" from the top with sand. Now, simply burn a white jarred candle until its melted about a 1/4" to 1/2" of  wax. Blow out the candle and slowly pour the melted wax over the top of the sand and just below the rim of the jar. Allow wax to sit undisturbed, until it hardens. Once cooled, the sand should be held in place by the wax and the design will be more stable while transporting home.

The final method is more work but is the most reliable option; Paraffin Wax. Melt a block of wax slowly over a double boiler. Once melted, carefully pour the wax over sand until it is just below the rim of the jar. Allow it to sit, undisturbed, until it hardens.

One more tip - I would suggest having someone in place that will care for the Unity Jar. Their job would be to make sure its completely filled and properly sealed before moving it from the venue. You wouldn't want someone accidentally, damaging your art.


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