28 Aug

Fail: Lace Eggs

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Pin Reaper: Rebecca S.

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/28991991321346100/ via https://www.etsy.com/shop/theNestatWindyCorner

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What I Did: Nailed it! Became obsessed with making these “Lace Eggs.” Ordered a dremmel tool from Amazon. Made enough scrambled eggs for my dog that he got sick while carefully preserving the shells…and tried my craft.

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: Buy the proper tool.

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27 Aug

Win: Doctor Who Tardis Shirt

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Pin Reaper: MissusTodd

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415316396857041559/

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What I Did: First off, please ignore the mess in the background; it was a crafty weekend! Second, I decided to go with a different design than the inspiration, because I wanted to use a black shirt (and my son wanted something a bit different than the usual Doctor Who/Tardis fare.) I used clear contact paper and a craft knife to make my stencil to help avoid the dreaded “bleed-under” you can get from just using stencil paper or cardboard. I also used a 100% cotton shirt, which is an absolute NECESSITY when making bleach stencil shirts. (I learned the hard way when I thought a 90/10% blend would work in a previous attempt. Much sadness.) I find that the less detailed stencils work best, but with patience you can make most anything work. At the end of the day, this was a Pinterest WIN all the way…….and my son LOVED it! :)

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: Nothing different. Again: 100% cotton shirt, simple/bold stencil design, contact paper, and you are in business!

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26 Aug

Fail: Lightbulb Art

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Pin Reaper: Jessica

My Blog: www.adayinthelifeofonegirl.blogspot.com

Twitter: Jessicawnc

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/249246160601751136/

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What I Did: I needed a craft that was quick and easy because I was waiting on another craft to finish drying. Since I had some momentum in the crafting department I thought I could fill my waiting time with another craft. I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought it looked pretty easy. I had a sharpie and I gad a lightbulb. I finished the drawing and screwed in the lightbulb. No images on the wall, ceiling or my hand or anything. Oh well. The bulb looks cute in the lamp!

Blog Post Detailing The Experience: http://adayinthelifeofonegirl.blogspot.com/2014/04/diy-decorated-light-bulb.html

My Result:

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Next Time I Will:  I’m not sure if this can work or not. Maybe a lower wattage bulb? No clue.

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25 Aug

Fail: Zucchini Chips

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Pin Reaper: Michelle

Twitter: @michelle_lowry

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/844493650268600/ via http://vittlesandbits.blogspot.com/2012/03/baked-zucchini-chips.html

inspirationWhat I Did: Looked delicious! I followed the recipe and cooking instructions exactly. Even stood by the oven to watch over the project. Alas, it was not to be.

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: If I knew this wouldn’t have happened in the first place! LOL!

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22 Aug

Win: Crescent Carrot Rolls

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Pin Reaper: IamMarissa03

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/91620173639388466/ via http://www.hungryhappenings.com/2011/04/fun-idea-for-easter-brunch-carrot.html

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What I Did: I wanted to make something neat for an Easter event that my boyfriend and I were invited to. These worked out GREAT! I used the wrong dough, the individually cut crescent roll dough, so it was a little difficult but ended up well. I also didn’t have the metal cones so had to make my own by cutting apart some foil pans. But I think that they worked out well – next time, I won’t paint them orange, my friends were a bit suspicious about eating non-natural food dye. I used avocado instead of mayonnaise in my egg salad and it was really good.

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: Next time I would buy the correct sheet dough and not paint the carrots. Also, I would make my egg salad a bit chunkier because it leaked a but through the bread.

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