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40 Pinterest Fails to Make Your DIY Day

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Love Pinterest DIY but wonder how all these homemade crafts and projects always come out looking so easy and beautiful? The short answer is: they don't. We've all been there when we tried to recreate a masterpiece and ended up with a mess. These are dubbed Pinterest fails. And don't worry…this post was not created to make fun of anyone or point out people's mistakes. We are here to laugh with these DIY crafters at these failed Pinterest DIY projects with the good natured self-realization that we are all bound to fail at some of these popular craft ideas.  Thanks to the brave souls who shared theirs!

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Do you have your own Pinterest fails? You are not alone in these DIY mis-steps! It just so happens that not everything always turns out as we hope to be. Get ready to smile, laugh or even cringe with these epic Pinterest fails and please share yours with us so we can help you in your next attempt and laugh about some of your misfortunate attempts at DIY projects and crafts!

1. Hedgehog Cake

A stunning cake turned into a thing of nightmares. I just can't move on from the teeth used for the hedgehog.


2. DIY Jorts

DIY clothes aren't always just about cutting. Words cannot explain what this clothing can be called.


3. Train Cake Fail

Just when you think you've nailed it. I don't think that DIY train cake will be going anywhere.


4. Family Photo Fail

What can you say about this family? Probably a bit more baby bump that they may have nailed this one.


5. Tie Dye Nails

It looks so simple on Pinterest so why does it have to turn up like this? What went wrong with this nail art?


6. Ice Cream Cone Gardening

If you're looking for a little gardening, then this may not be the DIY garden project for you. Let's probably just stick to the good old soil in your backyard.


7. Hot Dog Dog

Yay you nailed it! You baked bread! Oh, is that supposed to be a hot dog dog?


8. Glowing Mountain Dew

It would be a cool idea if Mountain Dew could glow in the dark. Wonder why this Pinterest DIY failed.


9. Jell-O Straw Worms

So they're not the worms you're expecting, they still look a bit like worms in my opinion.


10. Bunny Rolls

I'm not trying to be judgmental but does these bunnies look like mutants to you?


11. Snail Dessert

I don't think this is something you can consider a sweet treat. The thought is, you tried.


12. String Art Balloons

This craft project looks so easy when you view the step by step, but you can't always have what you want. At least you were able to make a crafty little nest. 🙂


13. Paper Towel Curls

Who doesn't love to imitate all the cool hairstyles in Pinterest. I love to recreate all those DIY hair like this one, it's not always an epic success.


14. Bottle Bottom Flowers

I've seen this a few times in Pinterest and had the urge to try it. Just hope it doesn't turn out like this too.


15. Yarn Ball Cupcakes

How else would everyone know what you're trying to make? Write it down with royal icing!


16. Shark Cake

I just love how this monster fish cake turned out… Oh wait, should it be a shark?


17. Baby Picture Gone Wrong


Who wouldn't want to capture a precious moment of your little one. But sometimes, it can be a funny moment you capture. Still priceless!


18. Sparkler Art

Quick tip, when spelling out with sparklers, do it in reverse!


19. Mermaid Hair

So you want to be a mermaid. Close enough!


20. Origami Nazgul

Do you think it would've looked better if they used black paper instead of white?


21. Easter Chicks Deviled Eggs

Easter chicks or spawn of the devil?


22. Beiber Burn Victim Cake

I personally think they nailed the hair right.


23. The Peeps Pool of Pain

Have you ever watched an animated series titled “Happy Tree Friends”? If that was their inspiration, they absolutely nailed it!


24. Melt Crayons Into Shapes

I'd have to say, the crayon did melt, not sure into what shape though.


25. Cookie Monster Cupcakes

I'm not sure if that's cookie monster but I'm pretty sure that's a monster.


26. Melted Crayon Art

They said this DIY art is so easy even kids can do it. I'm sure whoever made this will disagree!


27. Chocolate Truffles

I'm hopeful they still taste like truffles.


28. Kit Kat Cake

They probably didn't have time to run for more Kit Kats.

29. Melted Minion

If Disney ever decided to make minions mutant, I think I know what they'd look like.


30. Sprinkle Lips

In my honest opinion it's not a total fail; she was able to put sprinkles on her lips.

31. Rubber Ducky Cupcakes

Is this how the ugly duckling felt?


32. Braided Rainbow Hair

I feel for you girl!


33. Love at the Beach

Which version do you like better?


34. Snowman Fail

Is it safe to say that things gain weight when you bake it? I think Frosty gained a little weight.


35. Hamburger and Eggs

Honestly, I'd still eat this.


36. Penny Table

A bit too much glue?


37. Waffle Iron Cookies

Yay! You made crumbs!


38. Microwaved Mac and Cheese

Can someone please explain what happened here?


39. Tinkerbell Pancake

Nailed all the colors! I'd say this is a win!


40. Epic Baby Photo Fail

They may have not nailed it, but it's still adorable!


Don't these fails make you feel better about making a DIY craft today? It doesn't have to be perfect, the point is you tried. So pick out a project in Pinterest and try your crafting skills today!

Did you these Pinterest fails make your day? Let us know in the comments section below what your thoughts are on these Pinterest DIY crafts. Do you have any other craft project you’d like to share? Share it with us and we’ll give it a try. We love doing cool DIY projects by making craft projects, home decor projects, upcycling ideas, recipes, tutorials and anything you can do yourself. That’s why we created this site, we want people to be more in touch with their creative side and realize that there’s a lot of things that they can do themselves. We’d love to hear from you and create a community of DIY enthusiasts where any project is just a click away. Stay connected with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram!

Want more DIY projects you'd like to try? Check out more of our posts:

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  1. Lol this so made my day. I actually laughed so loud my toddler look at me funny. The shark cake aka monster fish cake reminds me of some of my epic fail b-day cakes of the past. Thank you for this post. I am definitely insprired to keep crafting.

  2. Oh I so needed this today!!! I am a pretty decent cook so decided to try a new casserole dish I saw on Pinterest for my husband and daughter and her new boyfriend. It was AWFUL!!! My daughter couldn’t eat it and her poor boyfriend forced a piece down to be polite and my wonderful hubby choked down three pieces and thanked me for trying something new. These fails are HILARIOUS!! Lesson learned…stick to what I know and do well when we have company for supper. Thanks for the laugh!

  3. omg! So it’s not just me! I so can laugh at myself now. Because my projects rarely look like the picture! yay for the diy fail movement!

  4. Just loved,loved,lived this! Made me feel that it was perfectly OK to just have a go! Reminds me of so many of my not so perfect craft projects. Laughed so hard at some of these! Thank you for sharing.

  5. I agree with Rachael, this made my day. I needed a good laugh and to know someone else has some “beautiful” outcomes just like I have had. You have inspired me. Keep crafting.

  6. You know what makes these SO funny??? I can TOTALLY relate! Lol! Sometimes things just don’t go like I would like for them too, but when they DO, it makes me feel OH SO SPECIAL, as I hope it does everyone else. I hope we all learn from our ” FAILS” while enjoying the hidden humor, fun and laughter in each one while we celebrate those projects that turn out AMAZINGLY WELL! God Bless you all!

  7. I couldn’t stop laughing at all these dyi attempts. I guess I’m not the only one who’s dyi project/s go awry. You should have seem my cake pops !

  8. I pinned 2 posts with instructions for DIY candlesticks. I stopped by Hobby Lobby to get some materials. Saw 2 distressed white, ceramic candlesticks for 40% off. Took about 30 seconds to decide buying was easier than making. After seeing these Fails, I no longer feel guilty about buying them instead of trying to create them myself.

  9. Hahahaha this was awsome! I have a few I could share with you to add to this collection. Definitly the string balloon thing. Also the cookie cups you bake on the bottom side of a muffin pan. Epic fail….that is not real life, hahaha.
    Thanks for sharing!! Cheryl Joris West on Pinterest ♥

  10. Oh this was fabulous! I had such a good laugh tonight looking at these. I should add my Science Experiment cake to this list, that was a terrible, hilarious fail! At least we can look back on the times we’ve ‘nailed’ things and have a good laugh about it 🙂

  11. Still laughing. My adult kids love cornbread. I saw a pin for cornbread that incorporated 1 can of cream of corn, 1 can of drained kernel corn, & a package of Jiffy corn bead mix, among egg, milk etc. I cook most things from scratch, modifying recipes as I go, and I’m an extremely good cook. I saw this recipe, read it a few times, thinking “there’s way to much liquid” but went ahead and followed the recipe. Tried a toothpick at end of cooking time, left it in longer. Finally when it was as brown as it could be short of burned, I took it out. Let it cool in pan. At dinner, I peeled it out of silicone pan and the guts ran out on the plate, like a corn lava cake.

  12. Oh my heck that was great! I laughed harder and harder as I scrolled down the page.. Crayons now that was hilarious! I wish I could have added my army tank cake I tried making off a Pinterest pic..! Haha I think people are it just because they felt so bad for me …

  13. Made my day I should have found this on April Fools Day! Thanks I never laughed so much this made my week. Being Easter Sunday coming I wanted to make the Easter egg chicks they looked so cute even pinned the picture to make this weekend now after seeing this maybe I’ll make deviled eggs instead.


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