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Water Bead Centerpieces (A Dollar Tree Wedding Sneak Peak)

If you Google water beads you’ll find a lot of different fun things to do from sensory activities to flower vase arrangements. I honestly never heard of them until a few months ago during a co-op buy in one of my Facebook groups. I was intrigued, and that’s when my window shopping obsession began…

I would often get on different water bead websites and add different colors to my cart. However, I was so confused about how X grams looked when the beads were fully expanded. I didn’t want to over buy, or not have enough. They’re so cheap that shipping seemed silly if you didn’t get exactly what you needed. I came to the conclusion that I just needed to wait until I could find them in a local store. But they aren’t popular enough around here. No one knew what I was talking about.

And then I was at The Dollar Tree looking for something completely unrelated and BAM! They were hidden tucked away in slightly tacky packaging next to the flowers. Heck yes!

water bead centerpieces

I’m having a budget friendly, backyard wedding in November. I am I am making almost everything myself, including the centerpieces and decor. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to commit to water beads, but since The Dollar Tree happens to carry them in my colors ( I’ll only need to get teal online) it’s totally happening now!

Water beads are small beads that expand in water and essentially become a source of water.

water beads

They take about 6-8 hours to expand fully, but the kits at the Dollar Tree had easy to follow directions and I appreciated that an appropriately sized container was included. I left them overnight, and woke up to perfectly round, deliciously moist decorations for my wedding centerpieces! Just using one bag of the blue and clear beads, I can make three fabulous centerpieces using a candle and round vase I found near the wedding section.

water bead centerpiece

I plan to purchase different sizes of glass containers and maybe submerge the beads with a floating candle. I’m not quite sure. But I do know that utilizing The Dollar Tree is making my wedding really adorable without breaking the bank.

I can’t even tell you how excited I am about finding water beads at my favorite store.


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