23 Aug

Fail: Fabric-wrapped Balloons

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Name: Jill

Original Inspiration: http://pinterest.com/pin/495396027731290259/, via http://blogs.homelife.com.au/insideout/article/january-february-2013-inside-out/


What I Did: Wanted to do fabric cover balloons for my sister’s shower. These balloons were filled 5 minutes earlier and did not float even with the lightest tulle. They must have used some kind of “Special” balloons?

My Result:

pinterest fail fabric wrapped balloons

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22 Aug

Fail: Crock Pot Chicken

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Name: mamapeaches

Original Inspiration: http://pinterest.com/pin/56928382762875235/, via http://sloppyjos.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/crock-pot-chicken/


What I Did: followed directions in two crocks…two shredded chickens

My Result:

pinterest fail crockpot chicken

Next Time I Will:  did not need to cook so long…next time will cook only 6 hours on low or 4 hours on high



21 Aug

Win: The Fish Bowl

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[Editor’s Note: I’m always happy to see that people are testing out fails to see if they can make them a win. If you are successful, send the results my way!)

Name: LenaBena

My Blog: http://lenabena-makinglife.blogspot.com/

Original Inspiration: http://pinterestfail.com/2013/04/01/fail-the-fish-bowl/

What I Did: My friend wanted the fishbowl drink for her bday. She asked how I would do it because she saw the fail version. I’m full of win.

Premixed the beverage. Put the nerds in, added ice and fish candy then poured the drink. I was perfect.

Blog Post Detailing The Experience: http://lenabena-makinglife.blogspot.com/2013/06/cute-cussing-cocktails.html

My Result:

pinterest fail fishbowl drink

Next Time I Will Change:  Not a thing.

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20 Aug

Fail: Nutella Cookies

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Name: Cowick22

Original Inspiration: http://pinterest.com/pin/88523948898758056/http://tastykitchen.com/recipes/desserts/nutella-cookies/


What I Did: Followed instructions and the cookies are too heavy! They crumble as soon as you pick them up. Not much flavor.

My Result:

pinterest fail nutella cookies

Next Time I Will:  They seem to need some oil to help combine the ingredients. I added 1 1/2 tbl spoons of coconut oil to the second batch. They turned out better and it also helped out with the flavor.

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19 Aug

Fail: Cucumber Hummus Cupcakes

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Name: Sarah

Original Inspiration: http://pinterest.com/pin/15551561185738533/, via http://www.creativekidsnacks.com/2013/01/25/cucumber-and-hummus-cupcakes/


What I Did: Tried these cute cucumber cupcakes for a kids cooking class. I used an herby white bean dip as the “frosting”. They were delicious and pretty cute, but they definitely don’t look like the pictures!

My Result:

pinterest fail cucumber hummus cupcakes

Next Time I Will:  Nothing! I am a fan of imperfection!