Fail: Dino Snow Globe

Pin Reaper: Alicia

Original Inspiration:

Pinterest Fail Dino Snow Globe inspiration

What I Did: I wanted to make my nephew a snow globe for Christmas. I got a tractor (and a car as a backup) for the figurine. It turned out that my jar was too small so I traded with my mother-in-law. I had a hard time finding glycerin and even had to enlist my mother-in-law to help me find it while she was out shopping. After going to three stores, she found glycerin for me. I was finally ready this morning to start my project, but I decided that the tractor and the car were not very tall and you could barely see them over the rim of the jar. So I decided to use a dinosaur. In order to get the dinosaur to fit in the jar, I had to cut off most of his tail. Hoping the four-year-old nephew would not notice that part. Then I used glue to seal the jar lid. I originally had a paper towel underneath it, but when I noticed that the paper towel was sticking to the lid, I threw it away and did not think to put something else underneath it until now! So merry Christmas, nephew! Enjoy your tail-less dinosaur glued to a lid which is now glued to my counter!

My Result:

Pinterest Fail Dino Snow Globe result

Next Time I Will: It was hard to really gauge the right size for the figurine. I wanted to do something that my nephew was interested in, but cars and tractors lay flat. I needed something taller. Putting everything on a paper plate to try would definitely be smart! Otherwise, I may be better off just buying a snow globe! This is one of those gifts that is not a gag gift and will be passed around the family for years to come!

Pinterest Fail Dino Snow Globe storyboard


  1. Eric

    I must admit, I saw this…and I could not help it. I died laughing both at the situation, and the utter cuteness of it! Oersonally I think it tu rned out quite well and the bow ju st made it even more awsome!

    I would not call it a fail at all, but creative dinosaur awsomeness!

  2. Suzanne

    My office mates now think I am insane because I laughed like a donkey braying when I read “So merry Christmas, nephew! Enjoy your tail-less dinosaur glued to a lid which is now glued to my counter!”

  3. Debbie

    This makes me feel so much better about some of my crazy attempts to make presents for my family.

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