How-to Make a White Sand Centerpiece
First, fish around your cupboards for clear vases in varying sizes and shapes. Then place some sand inside. There are many kinds of sand available, including beach, playground and craft.
Stick a sprig of fresh or artificial ornamental grass into the sand, building up the sand around the base. (The photo at right shows lily grass.) Do you have a collection of shells from beachcombing while on vacation? Tuck some inside the vases. (Or stop at a craft store to purchase a few inexpensive items.)