mixing of the sands box

This is the alternative to the unity candle at weddings. It’s called a mixing of the sands. The bride and groom each have a different colored sand and they each pour the sand in the box. As the sand mixes one it symbolic meaning is becoming one. Two it creates a cool design that is a wedding keepsake. This is mine from our wedding last year.

Woods: red oak

Tools: jointer thickness planner table saw router table hand tools

Tags: wedding gift sand box box home decor

Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"


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Thorreain ...

Interesting piece and great article, thanks for sharing.

Shin ...

Beautiful! I need to find out more about those. Have several young friends getting married this year. Where can I get more information on designs and history?

Jeff Vandenberg ...

I really don’t know. I saw my cousin had a plane black rectangular box with glass and one hole. So I just created mine. Added two holes of which was very easy for both of us to pour the sand in. My cousin stated that the one hole made a mess. Plus they didn’t get a cool sand design. One thing is make sure its sealed completely. I would just go off of mine. Change the design make one horizontal with a elongated slot so the can pour the sand in a fashion to get a wave effect. Do one as a quater circle etc.


jim webster ...

nice job looks great

a1jim ...

This is a wonderful idea jeff you did a very good job. This will be treasured by the couple for years to come.

Jeff Vandenberg ...

A1jim. .. thank you!
Shin here I found this linkhttp://www.foreverframe.com/
some different styles. I just typed in goggle wedding mixiing of sand boxes.

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