08 Oct

Fail/Win: Wedding Dress Cupcake Cake

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Pin Reaper: Trisha

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/348606827377104629/ via http://www.icreativeideas.com/how-to-make-diy-wedding-dress-cupcake-cake/

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What I Did: We tried to make the bride and groom cupcakes for a girlfriend’s Bridal shower.

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: We changed the frosting recipe for attempt #2 to being a cream cheese frosting instead of a whipped cream frosting and chose a different piping tip. Turned out great the 2nd time!

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07 Oct

Win: 5-Minute Low Back Bra

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Pin Reaper: Deb

My Blog: http://debsinstitches.com

Twitter: debslosingit

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/251638697902162287/ via http://www.flickr.com/photos/53737603@N04/8283547164/

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What I Did: I have a dress and a few shirts with very low back necklines. As someone who caries an F cup bust, going braless (or even finding a dependable low back bra) is not an option. This pin gave a super quick solution to my problem. I made my own bra hook hardware with hooks and eyes and a bit of interfaced fabric which I attached to the elastic instead of using pre-made hardware.

The photos shows the bra’s horizontal strap relative to my tattoo- the upper part of my tattoo is generally even with the upper edge of the horizontal strap.

Blog Post Detailing The Experience: http://debsinstitches.com/2014/06/19/kwik-sew-1425-view-c/

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: I think this is a great idea, but its success depends on your weight. The elastic will sit at the narrowest point of your body naturally, and the heavier you are, the higher that point will be. I am heavier, so my natural waistline is a bit higher, meaning the bra strap does not get pulled down as far as on someone much thinner.

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06 Oct

Fail: Recovering Lamps

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Pin Reaper: Jean

Original Inspiration: http://beachvintage.blogspot.com/2010/08/project-day-recovering-lamps.html

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What I Did: I was really pumped about this project because it seemed like such a simple & cheap way to make my shabby lampshade look brand-new. I don’t think it was intended to be done on such an ancient lampshade. It crumbled to pieces as soon as I started. Having no lampshade looks much shabbier than how it looked originally.

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: I suppose I should have used a lampshade in decent condition, but then of course if it had been in decent condition I wouldn’t have attempted to re-cover it in the first place.

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03 Oct

User Error: Mini Caramel Apples

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Pin Reaper: Devon

My Blog: http://19yearstolife.blogspot.com

Original Inspiration: http://mylitter.com/recipes/mini-caramel-apples-recipe/

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What I Did: I tried to cheat the system. I cut the apple in chunks and bought the caramel in a jar.

Blog Post Detailing The Experience: http://19yearstolife.blogspot.com/2014/06/why-i-hate-pinterest.html

My Result:

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02 Oct

Fail: Furniture Scratch Fix

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Pin Reaper: Ewa

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

Twitter: Codziennosci

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/70861394111902745/ via http://www.pinterest.com/pin/70861394111902745/

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What I Did: I chose this project to renew an old table. The project assumes that a mixture of oil and vinegar will remove the scratches from the top. After applying two layers of potions I received a nice top with a fresh deep color, unfortunately, cracks and scratches have not disappeared. I made an identical mix as recommended. I am happy because the table regained color but the project failed because I find scratches remaining.

Blog Post Detailing The Experience: http://mojemalecodziennosci.blogspot.com/2014/06/sprawdziam-to-nie-dziaa.html

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: I will not do this project again because I do not think I could make a difference to the end result.

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