27 Oct

Reanimated: Pumpkin Drip Art

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Pin Reaper: Bree

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/59813501272095574/, via http://swelldesigner.blogspot.com/2012/08/crayon-drip-art-pumpkin-tutorial.html

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What I Did: My housemate and I were in the mood to decorate pumpkins, and these little guys were too small to carve. We wanted to take our decorating skills to the next level by trying the melt crayons technique. The picture made it look so cool…but ours just turned into uncontrollable meltage.

We hot glued crayon bits to the pumpkin and began blow-drying the bits….as soon as the melting began it started splattering, and just became hard to move in the right direction.

The end result was not tooo desirable.

My Result:

Next Time I Will: Bigger pumpkins!

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26 Oct

Reanimated: Halloween Cake Pops

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Pin Reaper: KBT

Original Inspiration: http://pinterest.com/pin/246923992040967148/

What I Did: A friend of mine (a good baker) made cake pops for her son’s birthday party. They looked and tasted so good! My daughter asked if we could make Halloween cake pops. Thinking I would find a simple idea on Pinterest, I agreed. After buying the ingredients and her getting so excited, we attempted to make these beautiful cake pops. However, the end result was NOTHING like the ones in the photo. Needless to say, she was disappointed and realized that Mommy sucks at making cake pops.

My Result:

pinterest fail halloween cake pops

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25 Oct

Reanimated: Baby in a Pumpkin

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[This post kicks off the "Reanimation" series. Holidays seem to bring out the DIY in even the most inept, and if you're a Frequent Failer like me you'll want to know what other Pin Reapers have struggled with in the past. If you're going to try to put your baby in a pumpkin (I have a baby, and I admit I am tempted) take Secret Mommy's advice and bring the pumpkin to room temperature before you stick a naked little one inside.]

Pin Reaper: Secret Mommy

My Blog: http://secretmommy.blogspot.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Secret_Mommy

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/159103799307605909/, via http://andsosayweall.blogspot.com/2012/10/wordless-wednesday-happy-halloween.html

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What I Did: Who among us with a fancy camera hasn’t seen some beautiful pic of a kid in some “propped” or “posed” photo on the internet and thought, “I’m going to do that with my kid! What a cool idea!”

Such is the story of me and my Nikon and my 5 month old daughter, Josephine, who is just getting kinda good at sitting up and who I thought would be ADORBSY sitting in a great big ole’ orange gourd this fall.

Blog Post Detailing The Experience: http://secretmommy.blogspot.com/2012/11/yeah-i-stuffed-my-baby-in-pumpkin.html

My Result:

Next Time I Will: Should I attempt this again (will probably need another baby since stuffing Jo back into a pumpkin isn’t going to happen anytime soon…) I would definitely take the pic indoors and with a pumpkin that has also been sitting indoors. The warm temps could improve the chances of a positive outcome.

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24 Oct

Win: Marbled Nails

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Pin Reaper: CourtneyIECE

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CourtneyIECE

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/48484133461364739/, via http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2011/09/tutorial-marbled-nail-polish/

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What I Did: I’ve seen this fail quite a few times, so I eventually got curious enough to look at the Pinterest link. I didn’t have a basecoat on hand, so I used three coats of white nail polish. I learned that you have to work really quickly, or the polish will film up! The tape I used was pretty much useless, So I cleaned my fingers with polish remover after.

My Result:

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Next Time I Will:  Find better tape! Other than that, I’m pretty happy with how this ended up!

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22 Oct

Fail: Easter Bunny Pancake

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Pin Reaper: Amy O.

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/394768723556524346/

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What I Did: I chose this project because I wanted to make a cute Easter breakfast for my toddler. I got up early Easter morning so that I could make it for her before she woke up. When I presented it to her, she couldn’t figure out what it was supposed to me. I have to admit, it was pretty funny!

My Result:

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