It’s me again!
I’m back with my second craft fail of the season.
How Not To Make Marshmallow Snow
You can see the ugliest craft I ever made here. (it was fail #1 for the season)
I’m on a roll baby. Maybe I should head to Vegas?
No you say… ?
Okay, I’ll continue on…
I don’t want you to make the same mistake I did, so before you go stringing “snow” marshmallows onto fishing line… it’s not as easy as it sounds.
Scratch that. It is as easy as it sounds.
Time consuming, but easy.
Cheap too, so it passed my criteria.
I watched something I can’t recall for a bit and Leap Year. I love that movie! Have you seen it? Do you watch TV while crafting or sewing? I frequently watch something I’ve seen so I can pay attention to what I’m doing, but have back ground entertainment. It’s my M.O.
“Just put it in the warsh, it’ll be grand”. (my fav line!)
Anyhow, so I’m watching and stringing and everything is great! I go to bed satisfied, with my mind at ease that even though I’m ill.. I got something accomplished. Yay me!
The next morning, I woke up to this.
Not bad.. but not how it looked the previous evening.
This had happened over night.
All the red arrows highlight where the marshmallows slide down the line and started stacking up.
Now, I wasn’t thrilled. I’d spent hours stringing and putting the faux snow up.
I attempted to slide a few back up since there were now naked spots, but the marshmallows were so delicate I was afraid to tear them off completely. The insides were covering the line in sticky marshmallow guts as I pulled and I could see it was not going to work. I told myself what was there was good enough, and no one else would know any different.
I supposed I could live with it.
I snapped a few pictures, intending to share this cute craft idea and maybe suggest a drop of glue under each marshmallow. Something I couldn’t do now as I didn’t want to try it standing on a chair, over the cotton and plastic snow I had arranged below for my JOY letters to nestle in. Again, I could live with it.
Little did I know, the worst was yet to come.
Duh duh duh!
Everyday the marshmallows clustered more and more…
The entire top section was snow free. Clear skies as it were. Not a good thing!
And it got worse and worse with the marshmallows pooling on the bottom of the lines.
They got so bottom heavy, they started falling off and I’d find them littering the floor in the morning.
It broke my heart. I so wanted that marshmallow “snow” falling over my fresh powder field with my JOY letters.
… but it was not salvageable.
So I did the only thing I could.
I pulled it down and chalked it up to a craft fail.
I might try some version again next year, but this year I went with an old standard for take #2.
I’ll share it tomorrow with you, it’s getting late and this girl needs to go crawl under the covers.
Just for the record… I do occasionally create something that isn’t total garbage 😉
If you’d like to see some Christmas un-fails, click here. xo
Darling idea Shannon! Actually when they first started to slide you could not really notice it in the photo.
You just need to take a deep breath and relax. I did go out an buy the white candle from Dollar Tree to
make it into a snowman. Will send a pic when I get it finished.
Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage says
Yeah, I could live with that for sure… but they just kept going. LOL!!!! Oh I’m fine 😉 It might have read as a little dramatic in the retelling. hahaha – FUN! Oh they are so cute, you’ll love it!!
Oh boy even the best can have a down time!!!! I had to laugh so it wasnt t a complete failure! I am sur you put a smile on lots of faces!!! Hope you are feeling better, I know how it goes! Xoxo
Oh boy even the best can have a down time!!!! I had to laugh so it want a complete failure! I am sur you put a smile on lots of faces!!! Hope you are feeling better, I know how it goes! Xoxo
What a riot! Couldn’t stop laughing! Great share….we’ve all been there!
Lynn Fern says
What an adorable idea though!!! Loving those letters…I have the NOEL set 😉
Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage says
I won the JOY at the Boys & Girls Club charity event. It was a win-win. Target is 4 hours round trip, and I was tickled to win them and give back!!