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.
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.
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.