Heather Mann's hilarious new book, CraftFail highlights the downs by letting us laugh at crafty disasters and reminds us that we're not alone when Pinterest-Perfection falls out of reach.
I usually try to show my best projects around here--I carefully set up pictures, edit them, and give tips and tricks for making it turn out beautifully. But I don't want you to think my life is like that all the time.
- I've left sugar out of a sweet bread recipe
- I tried making cookie cups by molding dough around an upside-down muffin tin and it all welded together in the oven into one big mess
- I've had glitter spilled all over my table
- I tried making an ancient style oil lamp out of playdough for a prop, and it ended up looking more inappropriate than anything
- I did my best to make over a side table I got for free from a nursing home and in addition to the paint recipe and wax combination I tried to use that took chunks of paint off in weird ways-I never could get rid of the medicine cabinet smell in the drawer. eeew!
This book makes a perfect gift for the crafty (or not-so-crafty) people in your life. You'll see inspiration photos, as well as the disastrous but well intentioned results. Leave it out as a coffee table book and you and your visitors can laugh along with the witty commentary.
What have been some of your "funnest" craft fails?
Heather Mann, the founder of and , has been crafting with middling success all her life, but blogging expertly since 2000. She is also cofounder of The Blueprint Social, a social media consulting company and network of influential bloggers, and cohost of the web show “Get a Little Creative.” She lives and crafts in Salem, Oregon