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When Crafts Go Wrong: Craft Fails!

Have you ever attempted to craft something new and it didn’t turn out, at all?!

I have. Oh yes. It happens to me all.the.time!!

Like when I get on the sewing machine and think I can just zip something together, perhaps a mummy costume for my son’s Halloween outfit. And you think it’s going to work out, because how can you fail at a ruffled up mummy costume? Well, I did. It was a giant mess and we had to scrap it and he went in his football uniform instead!

Well, that’s why I love when people share their craft fails, like Alison of House of Hepworths poor acorn wreath, pictured above. Or websites like these below that will show you what didn’t work out very well and that it’s okay! Some are craft fails, some are craftastrophes! Keep reading to see what fun fails these websites offer.

  • Craft Fail – founded by Heather of Dollar Store Crafts: “It’s your community of crafters admitting that not every craft project looks like Martha made it. Call them prototypes, call them first drafts, or call them huge errors in calculation, but they’re craftfails, and they’re yours. And mine.” Submit your craft fail projects here!
  • Craftastrophe – founded by Sam and Karen and whole host of writers: “These craftastrophes aren’t necessarily bad crafts. Many are well made and have taken the crafter a lot of time and energy to create;this site’s goal is to showcase those crafts that are funny, weird, strange and make us laugh. - because handmade isn’t always pretty”

What are some of your craft fails? Were you able to salvage it and turn it into something fabulous or scrap it completely?

 

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