The world changed tremendously with the launch of Pinterest in 2010, and soon semi-crafty folks everywhere were declaring, “Hey, I can make that myself!” A new era of craftiness was born along with that gorgeous feed of stunning crafts and fabulous ideas. Unfortunately, lurking beneath that seemingly perfect Pinspiration were all of the photos of the not-so-ideal crafts that didn’t quite make the cut. In her new book, Craft Fail: When Homemade Goes Horribly Wrong, Heather Mann shares some of these hysterical failures with you, and they’re sure to leave you doubled over in fits of giggles!
Oh, deceptively “simple” marbled nail art. This is one of the hottest pins, but one of the most misleading! I’ve only seen this recreated successfully a couple of times, but the dozens upon dozens of failed attempts have been hysterically entertaining!
This book is seriously laugh-out-loud funny, and I love that some of my favorite crafters and bloggers were willing to share and contribute some of their biggest failures to the book. If you look closely at page 113, you just might see someone familiar mentioned for her “Dexter Blood Splattered Candles.” Take that, Martha! 😉
Heather Mann, the founder of CraftFail.com and DollarStoreCrafts.com, 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 co-host of the web show “Get a Little Creative.” She lives and crafts in Salem, Oregon.
Pick up your copy of Craft Fail: When Homemade Goes Horribly Wrong today! It will make a perfect holiday stocking stuffer for your Pinterest obsessed friends!