I was provided a copy of Craft Fail for this review. Links provided are affiliate links to Amazon. All opinions are my own.
As a crafter, I am known for unusual projects such as my Faux Stained Glass, and my art made from disposable aluminum pans. And since I tend to be crafting more than most folks I know, odds are that occasionally one or two of my projects do not turn out as planned. In the crafter’s arena, we call this a “Craft Fail“. Let me tell you about a fun book and give you a chance to win your own copy!
Yes, I have Craft Fails now and then. Sometimes I tell you about it, and then sometimes I would just rather forget about it. Seems that sometimes experimentation can lead to fails, but then again if I didn’t experiment, there would never be successes, right?
There was that time I tried to make Skeleton Leaves and ended up with Leaf Butts. I still don’t know what I did wrong on this project. I just know that the smell of leaf butts is not something that I ever want to breathe again. Just saying. Even the dogs were offended…
The time I tried to make banana bread…
Oh, and let’s not forget the time I tried to make “Puzzle Nails“. That project was supposed to be so simple even a moron could do it.
Meet the moron that couldn’t…
Craft Fails happen to the best of us. Pinterest shows us photo after photo of beautiful, amazing crafts and foods, encouraging us to try our hand at it. Sometimes, we come up with something just as amazing. And then there are times that “amazing” just may not be the word we are looking for.
Heather takes us to a world where beautiful festive turkey cookies end in a sad, hot mess of icing, “easy-to-make” glitter pumpkins become a puddle of sparkling goop.
CraftFail: When Homemade Goes Horribly Wrong is a fun compilation of the best craft catastrophes out there. From oversized head gear to microwave soap sludge, to glitter shoes that have glitter on everything but the shoe. This fun book puts them all together with comments from the craft designers and fun commentary from the author.
But amidst all the terrible failure is a celebration of those among us who are brave enough to pick up the scissors and get crafty!
Because even if you can’t make a handsome paper mâché stag to hang on your wall, why shouldn’t you try? As Heather says, you learn more from trying and failing than not trying at all. And when it does go wrong—as it inevitably will—you can always find solace in sitting back and laughing at the ridiculous results.
CraftFail: When Homemade Goes Horribly Wrong is now available on Amazon! Be sure to check it out!
Want a chance to win a free copy?
Leave a comment below telling me about one of your craft fails. On Monday, November 17, 2014, I will draw a random number and send the winner a free copy!