Christmas Countdown: Crafting fail

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Ok, let’s get real for a second.

I like writing about my crafty endeavours as much as the next guy but I’m the first one to admit that they don’t always go to plan. This fact has never been more apparent when last week I tried to make my own snow globes.

I spotted this particular festive craft when I was flicking through Kirstie Allsopp’s Christmas Crafts book a few months ago and I knew I had to give it a shot. Kirstie is my spirit animal, you see, so anything she say’s is scripture in my opinion.

It seemed like such a simple thing to accomplish, and I had most of the supplies to hand. I purchased a couple of inexpensive Christmas cake toppers and sat down to get my craft on. That’s when it all went horribly wrong.

To be fair, I didn’t really follow any method. I had also seen people make beautiful snowglobes on Pinterest so I thought how hard could it really be?! This was my first mistake. I even had all the best intentions of creating my own tutorial… Oh how the mighty have fallen. Let me show you how it all descended into chaos.

This is the only time that I will say this but PLEASE DO NOT TRY THIS AS HOME. For the love of all that is holy don’t make my mistakes.

It started off so well… I gathered up all my supplies…

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Then I spray painted the lid of my jar so it would look night and waiting the appropriate amount of time for it to dry like a good girl. Then I hot glued the little figurines to the inside of the lid and waited for them to dry too. Next up, I filled the jar with some water and squeezed in a good glob on liquid glucose to make the water thicker so that the glitter would slow down when it was shaken. Finally I poured in a good amount of glitter, and that’s where it all went horribly wrong…

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I have no photo’s from this point on because it was just such a mess. The glitter all clumped together and the jar started leaking. The tree came loose and was floating about the jar of it’s own accord. You can imaging the anarchy. Needless to say I will not be attempting this again!

Have you ever had any crafting disasters?

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