10 Apr

Win: Dr Who Painted TARDIS Shoes

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Pin Reaper: Jake

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79727855876662713/
pinterest fail doctor who painted heels inspiration

What I Did: Thought my girlfriend would like these for Christmas. Turns out she sure loved them!

My Result:
pinterest fail doctor who painted heels result

Next Time I Will: I would use a smoother shoe the suede texture made it impossible to paint.

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19 Mar

Fail: Recycled Bottle Cap Robots

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Pin Reaper: Jolene

My Blog: http://creightoncreation.wordpress.com/

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/81557443225437701/, via http://www.bottlerobot.com/

pinterest fail bottle cap robot inspiration

What I Did: In my continuing quest to recycle various materials into art, I attempted to make a bottle cap robot. Essentially, you take a bunch of bottle caps and glue them together. How hard could it be? Apparently, very hard. Why? For starters, you don’t glue anything together. You drill holes and use wires to connect the caps.

Blog Post Detailing The Experience: http://creightoncreation.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/bottle-cap-robot-upcycled-questionable-art/

My Result:

pinterest fail bottle cap robot result

Next Time I Will:
- Plan out what I wanted to make before I started making it.
- Use wire instead of glue.
- Get a more diverse selection of caps

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19 Feb

FailWin: Etched Pint Glass

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Pin Reaper: rachaelbstar

My Blog: http://blog.rachaelbstar.ca/

Twitter: twitter.com/rachaelbstar

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/97742254386666930/, image via http://www.goodguycomics.com/servlet/the-3053/Super-Soldier-Etched-Glass/Detail


What I Did: I was trying to come up with a homemade gift idea for my boyfriend on our first anniversary (yay!) and stumbled upon the Super Soldier logo on Pinterest, and wanted to do the same for the Gypsy Danger Logo from Pacific Rim.

The logos look similar, so I figured it was a great idea, found a few tutorials, namely the youtube video below, and went to buy all the supplies:
- Martha Stewart Frost Etch Effect paint (DO NOT BUY– READ FURTHER AND I WILL TELL YOU WHY)
- Standard craft paint brush
- Vinyl shelf adhesive, white (clear was too expensive for my measly budget)
- Pint glass
- exacto knife

So I get home, have a hell of a time cutting out stencils by themselves on the vinyl. I used a lot of printer ink and encountered many paper jams during this time. I refered back to the youtube video and realized I’d been cutting out the stencil wrong for FOUR. HOURS. As it says in the video, of which I completely forgot about, it is a good idea to stick the vinyl adhesive ON to the glass and have a printout stencil taped INSIDE the glass to trace. And lo and behold, it worked wonderfully.

But this isn’t the end of my saga.

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15 Jan

Fail: No Heat Curls

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No Heat Curls #1
No Heat Curls #2

Pin Reaper: Jill

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/23643966763913786/


What I Did: So, I have naturally curly hair. But when I saw how to make the heatless waves via Pinterest, I thought, why not try it. Besides, the girl in the pictures had flawless waves from the technique- that should happen to me, right? Wrong. I woke up with the twists still perfectly intact, which made me excited about the end result. Well, when I unpinned them, and desperately tried to claw my way through the Narnia forest of hair, I was left with the most unmanageable [hairdo] that you could possibly imagine. I mean seriously. My hair has never looked this horrible, EVER. With the force of 50 bobby pins, I was finally able to make a bun that was presentable enough for work. Holy crap. Never again. I angered the beast that is my hair.

My Result:

pinterest fail no heat curls curly hair crazy

Next Time I Will:  This project only has hope on people with soft, super straight hair. I would absolutely never attempt this again.

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14 Jan

User Error: 3D Hearts

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Pin Reaper: Zohaira

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/116038127872272855/, via http://diyreal.com/diy-make-a-3d-paper-heart-for-cute-decorations/




What I Did: My friend and I had been wanting to make the 3D hearts so we could hang them on our walls at college. They ended up looking more like 2D butts. We suck.

My Result:


Next Time I Will:  Draw less ugly hearts, make them look less butt-like. This project is a lost cause.

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