17 Oct

Givewaway: Playfully Macabre Party Set

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Pinterest Fail is about to undergo a huge makeover that’s going to make visiting and interacting with the site several times better than it already is. We’re working with Curious & Co. Creative to craft the look and feel of the site and WOW, it’s a perfect fit for the Pinterest Fail community.

To build some anticipation about the upcoming theme change we’re giving away a macabre themed plastic party set. The winner can throw a Pinterest Fail party! Invite some friends over, try out all sorts of ridiculous dishes from Pinterest, and have a good laugh with guests as you eat yours Fails/Wins off this colorful set of dishes. If you’re wondering what the new header for the site might look like after the makeover, take a look at the giant bowl on the left side of the photo. It’s a blend of the essence of Pinterest and the lighthearted spirit found in acknowledging the Fail.

Enter below using the Rafflecopter Widget. Open to US residents only.
Pinterest Fail Playfully Macabre Giveaway (Ends 10/24/2014)

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24 Oct

User Error: Truck Bed Bestie Photo

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[Is this inspiration image really being repinned in a non-ironic way?]

Pin Reaper: Beth

My Blog: http://chelseadagger309.wordpress.com/

Twitter: bethtastical

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/419819996484399956/

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What I Did: Bestie photo shoots are so trendy on Pinterest. And so is everything country and vintage. So, Dani and I decided let’s DIY the crap out of a photo that we saw on Pinterest! Easy enough, right? All we need is our friendship, some great hair, a pickup truck, and someone to take the picture! Look at these girls! Those shorts are ON POINT! And those boots and perfectly not perfect locks? Um, yes please. Even chicks with broken arms can participate in photos like these (see far right). I bet she broke her arm while not being basic and totally rocking out to some Brad Paisley.

Dani and I decided to do a little photo shoot on the evening of the 4th of July, because nothing is more patriotic that our undying love for one another. We put on our shorts, patriotic tops, and climbed in the rusty truck bed of a 1974 Chevy Cheyenne. This truck is like way vintage, so this photograph was obviously going to trump the Pinterest shot.

My amazing husband decided to play photographer. He didn’t understand what the heck was happening, but just went along with it and started shooting photos as we barked orders from the truck bed.

Blog Post Detailing The Experience: http://chelseadagger309.wordpress.com/2014/07/08/pinterest-fail-bestie-photoshoot-gone-wrong/

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: Sadly, the resulting image was less than desirable. Here is what went wrong:

We forgot cowboy boots.
We didn’t rock coordinating pastels.
We didn’t hold hands.
We look like corpses with amazing calves.
It was too dark.
We didn’t use an SLR. We used Snapchat.

I’m sure this project can be cute. It was probably major user error.

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23 Oct

Fail: Mini Sock Monkey

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Pin Reaper: Elspeth Plagergraph

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/48695239692993810/

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What I Did: We tried to make the sock monkey but it just looked so wrong….. the eyes were uneven and it just really creeped us out… so we started calling it the “voodoo doll”

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: Don’t use an ankle sock! use a baby sock instead.

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22 Oct

User Error: Freezer Pops

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Pin Reaper: Robin Saunders

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/531847037215448250/ via http://www.loganheavensbest.com/blog/other-tips/tip-6-how-i-freeze-and-cut-ice-pops/

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What I Did: My co-workers are addicted to icy pops and we buy them by the case during the summer. When I saw this pin I thought it was brilliant and thought I remembered the pops being supported by the freezer rack so that is how I placed the pops. When they froze they expanded and were stuck in the freezer.

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: This project would work if the pops were not placed in the rack.

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21 Oct

Fail: Glow Jars

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Pin Reaper: Chesney

Twitter: ChesneyMonroe20

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/119345458851227992/ via http://thegoldjellybean.com/2012/06/making-glow-jars.html

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What I Did: My sweet mother wanted to show the little ones in our family how she “magically” caught fairies and how beautiful they are. She followed all the directions to the T and it did not come out quite as expected. The little ones all still loved it though.

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: Possibly instead of using water maybe use clear hand soap.

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20 Oct

User Error: Luscious Lemon Brownies

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Pin Reaper: Amanda

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/441282463462259614/ via http://www.beckycharms.com/2012/04/lemony-lemonies-lemon-brownies.html?m=1#.UWRQf8r4KQo

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What I Did: I wanted to bring my friend who recently had a baby something nice. I ended up wasting 3 lemons and a ton of confectioners sugar.

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: I added baking soda because I thought it would make it more dense…. Turns out that was an awful decision what with the whole lemon thing.

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