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« on: March 30, 2008 07:32:59 PM »

I've got this great big glass bowl that I've wanted to do a zen garden sort of thing with, but wherever I look for sand, they're selling it in 50 or 75 pound bags. Granted it's nice to see our local Lowe's pricing a 50 lb bag at $2, but I don't have any place to put the remaining 47.5 lbs of sand after I've got what I need for the project.

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do you have any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2008 07:53:28 PM »

Do you shop online?  Ebay has tonnnns and lots of colors, too.  There's one seller that is $1.50/lb that I remember right off hand.
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2008 08:04:30 PM »

Hobby Lobby has bottles of sand in various colors:

http://www.craftsetc.com/store/search.aspx?searchTerm=Sand
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2008 03:43:04 PM »

Craft stores usually have small bags of sand for this purpose, but, alas, they charge more per pound than Lowes, etc. This fits in well with finding craft items in areas outside of the craft dept.  Cool

Perhaps you can find someone that has a sandbox and is filling it? ...or someone that is doing some yard work (brick sidewalks, etc.) They may love to be offered a buck or two for a bucket   Grin

You could also buy the bag if it is cheaper and then donate the rest of it to a local church, daycare, playground, deserving family.

I made colored sand years ago for an art project for my Kind.s (sand paintings)
I used food coloring to do this. Put a few drops in a bowl of dry sand, mix it up well and then let it dry. You can add more to darken it. It turned out nice and was cheap since we had the sand here for a construction project!
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2008 11:59:38 AM »

I second buying the big bag and donating the rest Smiley
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