12 Hilariously Epic Craft Fails

When good crafts go bad - these botched crafts will remind you that life isn't meant to be Pinterest-perfect!

Every crafter has been there. You find a craft on Pinterest, gather your materials and dedicate an afternoon to creating your masterpiece that will leave your friends in awe at your crafty genius. More often than not, rather than wallowing in smug conceit, you’re left in despair at the project that looks like something the dog coughed up.

But that’s the great joy of creating - no matter how great the idea seems in your head – and how easy it looks on Pinterest, some crafts are just destined to fail the first time around. If you’ve ever attempted a craft that has gone horribly wrong, take solace in the fact that you’re not the only one!

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Here are 12 of the best craft fails that remind us that failure is often the path to success. Hey, at least they tried!

1. Melted crayon art is one of the most Pinned crafts – but for anyone who actually tried it would know this craft is rarely a home run first time around.

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2. These simple spray painted bottles are a chic addition to any home – until you’re left with stripey, sticky bottles that are destined for the recycling bin.

3. We’re all guilty of ignoring the advice to use silicon balloons for Pinterest craft – surely the dollar store variety will do? No. They won't. 

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4. While most of us struggle to make an origami boat, this brave soul decided to take on the Nazgul with hilarious results.

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5. No amount of clapping will bring these fairies back.

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6. Thousands of Pinterest crafters will have pinned this craft to their ‘To Do’ board – those brave enough to attempt it will know that it’s far harder than it looks.

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7. Probably the most famous craft fail of all time – this 19th Century fresco “Ecce Homo” by painter Elias Garcia was botched beyond recognition after an elderly lady decided to do some DIY restoration.

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8. The idea - take fork, pliers and bend into a beautiful piece of jewellery. The reality? Ruin a good fork. The unfortunate truth is that this one is best left to those with professional jewellery tools, a steady hand and years of practice.

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9. It was meant to be a love heart – but the result looked like this poor soul belly flopped into a tub of pink icing.

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10. This Halloween ghost is scary all right, but not in the way this crafter intended….

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11. Nowhere on the DIY instructions for this popular craft does it say that string, glue and rubber balloons will more often than not lead to a stringy, gluey, rubbery mess. Tricky and tedious – you’ve been warned!

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12. Cover a toddler’s hand in paint to create whimsical Christmas baubles – what could possibly go wrong?

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Have you ever attempted a craft that's gone horribly wrong? Let us know by commenting below!

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