I Won Pinterest!

I used to have a Pinterest board full of recipes and projects and crafts and activities I wanted to do. I had everything from healthy shit to cutesy foot-paint Christmas projects for Little Man. I had hundreds of pins.

You know how much of that stuff I actually did? Maybe 10 things. I made chicken for tacos in the Crockpot and I helped LM make handprint reindeer antlers for his grandparents for Christmas. I can’t remember most of the others because I like to block out most of my disasters.

So, where am I going with this? Well, first, I’m going to show you a Pinterest disaster. And after that, I’m going to show you a Pinterest success.

A couple years ago, I wanted to make a dollhouse for Little Man. He doesn’t have dolls, but wanted one for his little Smurf figures. Do you know how hard it is to find a gender neutral doll house that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg? Pretty fucking hard.

And then I had a bright idea–“I’ll get on Pinterest! Pinterest will have plenty of ideas!” Sure enough, I found a few things, including one dollhouse that didn’t look terribly complicated, and I set out to purchase the supplies so I could build it.

The building did not go well. It was painfully obvious before I finished one side of the dollhouse that it wasn’t happening. So I gave up and tried to come up with another idea for a dollhouse that I could build. I did. You can see the dollhouse I wanted to build, how my attempt compared, as well as the actual dollhouse I built for LM below.

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That is definitely not winning Pinterest. But, I learned how duct tape is truly wonderful.

Fast forward to a couple days ago. I was feeling crafty and decided to make a wreath to hang on my front door. I found a tutorial through Pinterest for what was supposed to be an easy wreath.

“But, E, you said that dollhouse was supposed to be easy to make,” my husband said as he looked at my supplies.

I shot him a dirty look, since it’s not fair to bring up a two-year-old failed Pinterest project. “This is different,” I informed him. First, and most importantly, there were no power tools involved. Second…that’s it, really.

So, Sam left to get his haircut and when he came back, I had this:Β 
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Boom. That’s winning Pinterest in my book!

Do you have any Pinterest failures? Please share, either by telling your story or posting a link to a picture of your failed recipe/project in the comments section.


25 thoughts on “I Won Pinterest!

  1. Love the wreath!

    Grace and I failed Pinterest pretty hard recently…we were trying to make bath bombs, but they turned out as bath blobs…bath blobs that, over time, shifted and reduced to bath cookies. Not at all attractive. πŸ˜‰

    I’ve had several Pinterest wins though, so I don’t feel bad. πŸ˜€ We use Pinterest a lot for recipes and education.

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  2. I could have told you anything involving drills or saws are not going to be easy. I like your wreath. Maybe you could use heavy cardboard or the plastic boards they make for school science fairs and use an Exacto knife to cut out the windows. That might really work and you could use duct tape!

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  3. i like the wreath.

    i figured out an excuse for the house. little man had it built during the last building bust. he couldn’t cover the costs of the loan, so the bank pulled the loan. and there is stood partially built. good think the loan was only for 18.79!

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  4. I think your version of the dollhouse is great!!!. It looks like the inhabitant had a real thing for colorful throw rugs scattered willy-nilly. I signed up for Pinterest, but honestly I don’t really understand the concept at all. And it always makes me feel really inadequate when I see what people are doing out there, how do they find the time? I like the wreath too!!!!!

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      • Ooops. We used to make bedside tables out of upside down mini-cupcake wrappers – the aluminum foil ones that come in pinks and pastels. Of course, you would probably want blue for the Smurfs. We can be inadequate together – Yay us!!!!!

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  5. Cool wreath! That doll house didn’t look at all easy, not with having to cut out the windows and make curves and stuff.
    I’m vaguely aware of Pinterest but I don’t know what it’s for πŸ™‚

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  6. I like the wreath πŸ™‚
    The dollhouse looks like something kids could do themselves. (And I mean the paper one!) People underestimate how fun and crafty a kid can be with simple stuff. It doesn’t have to be Pin-friendly to entertain a child! They have an imagination to fill in all the gaps πŸ™‚
    I only pin things I’m going to do. We did the oozing bubble paint, the canned seed starters, wrapping mismatched pots in burlap, building basic garden beds, creating a necklace hanger, make curtains from bed sheets, blah blah blah. The unsuccessful one was the “spray all your odd photo frames the same color.” Black, for me. I found out I do not handle spray paint fumes very well, nor do I handle safety masks well, nor does black spray paint come off hands and nails easily. One of the six frames I painted looks good. I pitched the rest and bought more black frames. Whatta waste of time and money!

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