Party Products - Deco Beads, Crystal Accents Deco Beads, Gel Beads, Vase Fillers
Party Resource Guide
Presented by Event & Wedding Planners
Create stunning floral
centerpieces and candle displays by using Deco
Beads. Crystal Accents Deco Beads are ideal for
candles, silk or cut flower arrangements, and more.
These unique Vase Fillers come in a rainbow of
colors to match any wedding table decorations,
birthday party supplies, theme party or graduation.
Just add water to these Deco
Deco Beads are non-toxic and hold over 100 times their
weight in water will grow into gel-like marbles when you add
water. Each package will make over 1 1/2 quarts of
Decorative Gel Beads which are made of polyacrylamide and
measure approximately 5/8 inches in diameter when fully
absorbed with water. Do not flush down drains.
Tips for working with
planners use a lot a deco beads and we have a few tips to
share with you.
1. Use distilled
water for best results when rehydrating the beads (ball is
smaller than 1/8" original size), the gel-like marbles
will be different sizes (3/8" - 1") after absorbing water. You will get
larger beads and they will be more uniform in size when
using distilled water, however
tap water can also be used. It takes about 1.5 quarts of
water per Pkg. Allow the beads to fully expand, about 6 - 8
2. Have a large
container to place the beads in to rehydrate (we use plastic
5 gallon paint buckets, available at home improvement
centers). Remove the expanded beads from the water, strain
through a plastic colander to drain water off the
beads, and pour into vases or bowls. Each Pkg fills approx a
4" x 4" x 4" amount of space.
3. Gel beads
when rehydrated BOUNCE, so be careful when pouring them from
one container to another.
4. We have seen
ideas for use of deco beads that say you can scatter them on
tables. Not a good idea. They will bounce off onto the floor
and if stepped on they are slippery and they also will crush
5. Do not plan
on using more than 1/2 inch of water in the vases with the
beads. The beads will float to the top and you will have
water at the bottom of the vase. Flowers can still be added
because the beads are full of water.
6. The beads can
be used over and over again. If you will be using them
often, after the event, pour the beads back into a 5 gallon
plastic bucket, add enough water to the bucket to cover the
beads then seal with a lid (will stay good for months). If
you need to dehydrate the gel beads. Place them (single
layer) on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper and leave
them until they dry out and shrink down to the original
size. Then store in plastic bags.
7. If using
artificial flowers, be sure to use water proof floral tape
on the cut end of the flower. The wire inside the artificial
flowers will rust and cause a discoloring of the beads.
White LED Submersible Candles
can be placed in the bottom of a clear glass vase to
illuminate your centerpieces.
decoration only, made of non-toxic and biodegradable
polymer. Not a toy for kids. Children are fascinated by
these beads, Keep out of reach of children. Not for Internal
use, do not consume, can not be eaten. May pose choking or
In this arrangement we used
8" cylinder bud vases filled with clear deco beads and
placed two red roses in each vase. On a 12" round mirror we
set three cylinder vases (7 1/2 " x 3 1/2", 8 3/4" x 3
1/2" & 10" x 3 1/2")
filled with clear deco beads. A floating candle was placed
in the top of each vase.
LED Candles, Votive Holders