Crystal Accents have numerous uses in addition to horticulture and agricultural applications. Use for fresh and silk flower arrangements, decorations, centerpieces and ice/heat packs. Ideal for weddings, holidays, crafts, home decor, floral arrangements and many more!
The "purer" the water, the larger the crystals will grow. Distilled water is the best.
Decorative Applications: Add 2 tablespoons (one ounce packet) of Crystal Accents into a 1 gallon container of distilled water (or use 3 tablespoons of polymer into 1 gallon of tap water). Let the crystals sit and hydrate 3-4 hours. For faster results, use hot water. Drain any excess water. When the polymer has finished hydrating the appearance will look like chunks of ice.
Fresh and Silk Flower Arrangements: Crystal Accents are ideal for use in fresh flower arrangements in a crystal cut vase. Mix the polymer according to the preparation instructions. Allow crystals to completely hydrate in a separate container before adding to a vase for floral arrangements. Do not use for fresh cut roses.
Floating Objects: Crystal Accents make a beautiful centerpiece. Simply fill a glass container (such as a brandy snifter) halfway with the hydrated polymers. Add a candle and place on a mirror for extra shimmer.
Ice/Heat Packs: Crystal Accents and Soil Moist polymers can be used as reusable ice or heat packs. Mix the polymer according to the preparation instructions. Allow crystals to completely hydrate and place in a plastic baggie (e.g. zip-lock or heat sealed). Place the baggie in the refrigerator/freezer or microwave for desired application.
Cleansing Crystal Accents: If your polymer crystals become discolored or cloudy, simply empty into a colander or strainer and thoroughly rinse with warm or hot water and drain before reusing. Do not dispose of product through drains.
- Crystals release moisture to help keep fresh flowers watered. (Not recommended for cut roses, orchids or succulent plants).
- Silk flower stems must be plastic, wax coated or wrapped in wax paper.
- Add more water as crystals dry.