The problem with doing semi-Christmas crafts after Christmas is that you kind of have to work with what you can find. I thought I’d make some stemware snow globes today, because hey, it’s still winter even though Christmas is technically over, and snow globes are classy any time of year…
So my first step was to go to Michael’s and find some little village set things to stick inside my snow globes. Except when I got there, nothing was left. Aside from a few village buildings, like a weird carnival fun house and the unibomber’s cabin, there were like three sets of figurines to choose from: really tall trees that would not fit under stemware, cobblestone roll-up roads, and this:
That’s right, folks. The most Christmasy thing left on the shelf at Michael’s was a dog nosing through a trashcan and a No Littering sign.
When life gives you Weird, just go with it.
I started by tracing an outline of the mouth of my glass on a paper plate. I also checked to make sure my figurines would fit under the glass before I glued them in place. Are you guys impressed? I’m getting better at this shit, yo.
(Pardon the Christmas mess on my counter. Yes, that is a bag of Tostitos and a tea kettle. We had a rockin’ party, as you can tell.)
Then I hot glued the little fuckers to the cut-out piece of plate, in a feat of using my glue gun twice in as many weeks, which has never before happened and probably never will again.
Guess what else I used twice in two weeks? Fake glittery snow! I threw some of that into the glass and then lined the rim of the glass with hot glue before quickly slapping on my paper plate base.
Aside from a few snot-globs of hot glue that I had to doctor up, things went swimmingly.
I’d declare this a win if I’d been able to find any figurines that didn’t evoke homeless dog tears, but it still looks pretty awesome with the rest of my village set, right?
Soooo maybe we’ll call it a three-eighths win?