This afternoon, I was carrying a vegetable steamer and a popcorn popper downstairs to donate to the Vietnam Veterans of America (because I am a fucking awesome philanthropist and I cannot think of anything Vietnam vets need more than a vegetable steamer and a popcorn popper– it had nothing to do with the fact that I have used them both a total of 2 times, and both those times were to see if I could actually make hotdogs in them). Suddenly, the popcorn popper lept from my arms and kamikaze’d into my landmarks-of-my-alma-mater snow globe.
After I cursed and swore I would never attempt to be philanthropic again, and vacuumed up the mess of broken glass, stale stink-water, and glitter, I took the busted globe downstairs.
It wasn’t a total loss. I managed to save the bell tower.
I went for the Old Well, too, but then I cut my finger and decided that was enough of that, and tossed the whole damn thing in my movie theater popcorn bucket from last night and threw my shattered memories in the dumpster.
But, Pinterest to the rescue, as always.
Inspired by Modcloth’s cute little hipster puppy snow globe, I took up my lonely bell tower and assembled my ingredients.
Why yes, I do have Monty Python’s holy grail in my kitchen. Also, I didn’t have glitter so I decided that red pepper flakes would be nice because they’d look like fall leaves blowing around. Here’s how that went:
Krazy glue doesn’t stick to plastic lids and the undersides of bell towers, apparently. Packing tape does, though.
Ah, see the lovely fall colors in the clear… uh…. brown air.
Well, whatever. I tried.