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Homemade Snow Globe Disaster

Homemade snow globe I made for my roommate

One of my roommates once told me that she liked snow globes from different places. I wanted to get her a snow globe as a present but I didn’t want to give her one from Minnesota since that wouldn’t be as special. So, I decided to make her one myself.

I sifted through countless Pinterest boards and DIY websites and ignored all of the really difficult ideas (like, how am I supposed to weld metal together when I don’t even feel comfortable around a hot-glue gun?) until I found one that seemed very doable, at least for me.

The instructions were so simple, and in theory, everything made sense. I picked out two small ornaments and stuck clay on the bottom of the mason jar lid to hold the ornaments in place. I filled up the mason jar and poured glitter in there before closing it up with the ornament lid. I shook the jar a few times to watch the glitter swirl around and voila–I made my first snow globe.

I took it to my roommate and she was so excited that I had made her a super-adorable snow globe. So thoughtful and cute of me. She then shook the handmade snow globe and everything went down hill.

The candy cane ornament unstuck itself from the clay first. Then, as it swirled around inside the jar, it knocked off the bear ornament. The clay on the lid was exposed and lumpy. The glitter kept rising to the surface of the water. And to top it all off, the water was leaking.

It was horrible.

I guess I appreciate factory-made snow globes a little more now.

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