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?
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This turned out awesome sister! 2 thumbs up & a golf clap.
Hooray for doggie homelessness forever immortalized in Christmassy fashion! I know you’ll get the warm fuzzies just looking at that for years to come. Now you need to make a commemorative plate to celebrate Santa’s uncontrolled diabetes to go with it! I know mine has a special place of honor, right next to my wreath of reindeer bullying.
I totally wish you were doing a giveaway because this is a beaut, Clark, a beaut. The idea is kinda dumb in the first place, I can’t resist from saying. Which is why a dog riffling thru trash is the only figurine that would do.
LOL @ “a beaut, Clark!”
I collect snow globes. This would be the perfect addition to my collection!
I was kind of hoping you were going to use a disposable plastic goblet instead of a real glass. That would throw “classy” a loop for sure.
Oh no! I am crying from laughing so hard. When I saw your little sad No Littering figurine and doggie nosing through the trash – classic and yet, truly truly bizarre.
Also – kudos on using the glue gun and the glitter stuff twice in 2 weeks. You are so Martha-y.
I like it too. It says something. Too bad you couldn’t find dog poop to put next to the “no littering” sign.
I agree with the giveaway idea! I know it’s more work for you, but you don’t want all that shit in your house, do you? Wait. Neither do we? But it would be FREE! That trumps everything else, I’m pretty sure.
Holy fuck is that a snowy Chinese restaurant in your village? Forget the stray dog snow globe where do I get one of those?
OMG! I didn’t see that before I read your comment! THAT ROCKS!
They don’t make ’em like they used to. The village houses came from Michael’s several years ago. Wish the quality of the new ones was the same. The new village houses look cheap 🙁 The brand is “Lemax” – maybe the older ones are on ebay?
Out of political correctness, I’m not going to comment on the safety of having a homeless pup so close to a Chinese restaurant…LOLOLOL! (For the record I’m Asian so it’s okay)
The picture is too small to see if there is any fear in his eyes.
Your wins are more and more frequent. While I congratulate you on another successful craft and one which I find quite attractive, I can’t help but wonder when I may, again, see a craft fail of Biblical proportion.
Me too – As the new year approaches, the diet suppers will begin. LOL
It’s a WIN!!!
at least it wasn’t a “dog pooping” figurine… (do they even make those? cause that would be awesome)
Instead of that cute fluffy glittery snow…..it would of been so cool if you would of used tiny pieces of ripped up newspaper and “trash” for the snow. Or kept the snow but added tiny pieces of trash to it!
i just have to say- what a weird craft to begin with, why would I want to ruin a perfectly good wine glass by filling it with stuff and turning it upside down on my shelf? then again I don’t understand snow globes in general… But hey weird craft lends itself to being made even weirder… so I call it a SUCCESS.
Supposedly if you put Vasaline around the hot glue gun tip the strings don’t happen. Notice I said supposedly…that means I want you to try it out. I don’t wanna screw up my glue gun.
I love this. It’s perfect. Way better than that other idiot’s “tree” and “reindeer”
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Maybe with those little wine glasses like the stemless ones. Seems pretty fail-proof except for the part when I would get glue everywhere and most likely burn my fingers.
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