12 Mar

Fail: No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

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Pin Reaper: Cassi

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/43910165090970094/, via http://tamiskitchentabletalk.blogspot.com/2011/07/no-bake-chocolate-covered-peanut-butter.html

pinterest fail no bake chocolate covered peanut butter balls inspiration

What I Did: I chose this project for a dessert option for an early Christmas family get together. They looked delicious and easy. I didn’t change anything.

My Result:

pinterest fail no bake chocolate covered peanut butter balls result

Next Time I Will: I would make the peanut butter part less crumbly and freeze the balls a little longer. My project cannot be saved. I think with some changes the balls can turn out much better.

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11 Mar

Fail: Festive Twinkle Light Baby Photos

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Pin Reaper: Stephanie

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/95208979596587096/, via http://www.carolinetran.net/blog/2009/12/bay-area-baby-photography-chang-family/

Pinterest Fail baby with twinkle lights inspiration

What I Did: Cute festive baby X-Mas. Not.

My Result:
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10 Mar

Win: Ghost Family

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Pin Reaper: Amanda

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/43487952623226040/, via http://thediydreamer.com/diy/spooky-ghost-family/

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What I Did: I saw this ADORABLE little ghost family on Pinterest one day, while searching for Halloween DIY decorations for the house. I really can’t stand the super scary, creepy decorations sold at stores, and this little ghost family was just precious! The instructions didn’t sound too hard, and required minimal materials. So I set forth to the grocery store to purchase the cheese cloth and the cornstarch. I already had a styrofoam ball to help shape the top of the ghost, as well as felt in my craft stash, so I was all set.

The cornstarch paste mixture REEKED, I cannot lie. Also, working the cheesecloth, which is super delicate, into this thick nasty mixture almost made me think we were about to have a Pin FAIL. But after about 30 minutes of careful manipulation, I had coated the cloth and draped it over the styrofoam tower.

It had to dry overnight and I was skeptical the next morning that it would come loose from the styrofoam but LO AND BEHOLD HALLELUJAH, this Pin was a complete success! :) I couldn’t believe how cute these came out.

I made a tall ghost for my husband, a slightly shorter one for myself, a little one for my 3 year old daughter, and a tiny one for my 1 year old son. Once the felt eyes were glued on, I added some personal touches to each ghost. A bowtie for the hubs, eyelashes for me, a bow for my daughter, and a long discarded paci for my son! CUTENESS!

One chalkboard sign later and we had a great personal Halloween decoration for the front porch.

The only thing I would say is that these are NOT reusable. After Halloween we had one humid night and they collapsed, but that’s okay! They were cheap and easy. I will be making these every year.

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: I would use more cornstarch paste on the ghosts to make them not quite so delicate. Also, double up on the cheesecloth layers to add more sturdiness.

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07 Mar

Fail: Christmas Tree Meringues

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Pin Reaper: Zizi

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/125889752057543561/, via http://www.raspberricupcakes.com/2013/12/christmas-mess-with-christmas-tree.html

pinterest fail Christmas Mess with Christmas Tree Meringues inspiration

What I Did: Looked simple enough and even looked OK when I put them in the oven, so I had high hopes. Little did I know every single one of my cute xmas trees would crack into some kind of green monstrosity.

My Result:


pinterest fail christmas tree meringue

Next Time I Will:  I don’t know how you prevent meringue to crack open, but I’m sure there are ways. I’m not really in the mood to try this again though…

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26 Feb

Fail: Panko Mozzarella Sticks

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Pin Reaper: Colleen

My Blog: theygrewupgreat-theygrewupheroes.tumblr.com

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/132293307777792346/, via http://tastykitchen.com/blog/2010/05/panko-mozzarella-sticks/

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What I Did: I just wanted some mozzarella sticks…

My Result:pinterestfail110

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