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CraftFails & Pinterest Fails

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CraftFails & Pinterest Fails

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Pintester's romantic spirit shines through in this pound cake with a sweet surprise in the middle: a delicate pink penis.

  • Jessie Vandenboogaard
    Jessie Vandenboogaard

    Ha classic!

Pintester's attempt at a cutesy Valentine cookie ends up looking a little blobby, as per the usual.

Making anything "blackened" in the Pintester kitchen means strife, heartache, and the opposite of marital bliss.

These are supposed to look like footballs. If you're lazy, they look like brown eggs with White Out on them.

FAILED IT! Sonja Foust attempts to make the Rainbow Cake in a Jar- for more.

  • Tracey Lowenstein
    Tracey Lowenstein

    I made these for my son's rainbow unicorn birthday party - Sooo ugly!

A disaster of epic proportions.

  • I Like Beer and Babies
    I Like Beer and Babies

    Is that a penis mold they were trying to use?

crafts your preschooler already knows how to make

  • Leslie Staggs
    Leslie Staggs

    This could be cute on a Valentine's card - "I only have eyes for you."

  • Heather Mann: Dollar Store Crafts
    Heather Mann: Dollar Store Crafts

    Good idea Leslie Staggs!

A reader´s wreck of a rickrack flag shirt posted by Aurelia Good of Stockton, N.J., on her blog "" Good has had a series of her own notable failures, from exploding food to damaging decoupage.

Craft Fail book review on Failure Mag

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Heather Mann Talks about CraftFail - 12 Days of Giving - Day 7 - Hydrangea Hippo

Lessons from the CraftFail Queen - on Yahoo

  • Jacqui Smerdon
    Jacqui Smerdon

    Classic, so funny.'s Holiday Gift Guide -- Books for the One Who Likes to Laugh

Looking for a holiday gift for the crafty friend who has everything? Look no further than, CraftFail: When Homemade Goes Horribly Wrong. Author Heather Mann beautifully compiles some of the most epic fails out there, and yet somehow manages to do it in a totally relatable, completely hilarious, and somehow, wholly light-hearted way.  Heather is an …

brownie in a mug nailed it

  • Debra Lynn Wilson
    Debra Lynn Wilson


stamp fail

  • Ashe Hart
    Ashe Hart

    Meanwhile I see "Ellen" so any reference to her can't be a fail!

  • Heather Mann: Dollar Store Crafts
    Heather Mann: Dollar Store Crafts

    Ashe Hart True!!

Haunted Hooting Owl Pretzels nailed it

It is easy to see the appeal behind the DIY movement, whose devotees say that you — yes, you! — can have beautiful things at a fraction of the prices seen at the likes of Anthropologie, West Elm, Restoration Hardware et al. All it takes is a hot-glue gun, some paint and a little know-how.