Water Marble Nail Fail pt. 2

EPF reader Becca sent us the following fail. Thanks, Becca!

The original pin — water marble nail tutorial:

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Source: Hey Nice Nails


… And the Epic Pinterest Fail:

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Says Becca: “Nail art on Pinterest seems so simple, so brilliant. My sister saw this tutorial and got so excited, she decided to try it right away. We had all the confidence that it would work without a hitch.

“My first clue should have been when my sister INSISTED I try it first. My second clue should have been when she suggested that we try the craft out with the nail polishes that weren’t too dear, which led to the lovely combination of purple and orange in the picture. My third clue should have been when my sister told me that we only needed to look at the pictures of the tutorial, no need to read any lengthy descriptions.

“After this lovely result, we decided to actually follow the instructions. It turns out there were a few steps we skipped, like using tape around the nail and pulling the nail up through the water instead of dipping it. Oh well. Nailed it!”


Yes, a key ingredient of failure is lack of preparation! We’re just glad you have a since of humor about it. It’s always good to be able to just laugh it off:



Got a nail fail to share? Let us know!

Warped Christmas Wreath Fail

EPF reader Brittany sent us the following fail. Thanks, Brittany!

The original pin – make a Christmas wreath for your door with ornaments:

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And the Epic Pinterest Fail:

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Says Brittany: “I found this project on pinterest last Christmas, picked up some ornaments at the after Christmas sales and have been waiting all year to make it. It turned out to be super easy and I was really impressed with myself, even bragging about how the project took under a half hour. I had to knock it off with the bragging after the finished product lasted less time then it took to make it. Note to self: When doing crafts of this nature use plastic as opposed to glass.”

We feel your pain, Brittany! Much like heat, poor planning, and other elements can lead to an Epic Pinterest Fail, you’ve found another one — gravity. This pug puppy found out the same thing:

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Got a Christmas crafting fail to share? Let us know!

The Most Hilarious Kids Costumes We’ve Seen on Pinterest

It’s getting spooky over here at EPF, and it’s not just all of the scary pumpkin-flavored pins we’ve seen flooding our Pinterest wall. Nope, it’s getting close to Halloween! And we couldn’t be more excited.

We’re doing four gallery collections to celebrate. The first collection is of the funniest Halloween costumes we’ve seen for kids.

Are these pop-culture costume greatness, or should Social Services be called on the parents of these children? You be the judge.

Got one to add to our list? Let us know!

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Harry & Lloyd “Dumb & Dumber” Halloween Costume



Dwight from The Office Halloween Costume


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Chainsaw Chicken Baby Halloween Costume


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Garden Gnome Baby Halloween Costume


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Homeless Child Halloween Costume


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Wilson Volleyball from “Castaway” Baby Halloween Costume


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Nacho Libre Kids Halloween Costume


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Old Man from “Up” Children’s Costume


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Baby Sumo Wrestler Costume


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Kip from “Napoleon Dynamite” Children’s Halloween Costume



Mr. T Baby Halloween Costume


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Biker Baby Halloween Costume


Of course, if you’re anything like us, then you probably ran out of time to make something creative for your child. Don’t you worry, you terrible parent! It’s not too late to buy a Halloween costume online!

Another Chocolate Covered Strawberry Fail

OK, we get it. This pin looks too delicious and too cool not to attempt:

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“Make these chocolate covered strawberries in an ice tray. They are portable and easy to take to any picnic.”

Even though we already debunked this one, readers are still sharing their failed attempts with us.

The following photo comes from EP reader Sara P.:

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She says: “Chocolate covered strawberries in ice cube trays do not work. The chocolate cracks off when you take them out!

But please, if you try this one, keep sharing your photos with us! We can all collectively smack our heads together:

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Why waste time making this tasteful disaster when you can just buy your own? 12 Celebration Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Caterpillar Hand Paint Craft Fail

The original pin – paint your child’s hands and have them press on a piece of paper to form his or her own Very Hungry Caterpillar:

very-hungry-caterpillar-hand-paint Epic Pinterest Fail

Source: Austin Mom’s Blog

… And the Epic Pinterest Fail:

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Not only does it not look anything like a caterpillar – it is also a TOTAL MESS:

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Do you have a kid’s craft/DIY fail? Let us know!

Spray Paint Mason Jars Fail

We saw this on Pinterest, and the nice people at Pursewna allowed us to re-post. Thank you!

The original pin: use a hot glue gun and matte spray paint to “upcycle” mason jars and vases:

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Source: Pure and Noble

And the Epic Pinterest Fail:

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Source: Pursewna

Says Pursewna: “Unfortunately I was sloppy – all those little strings that happen when you use a glue gun?  They are VERY noticeable when you spray paint over the top of them.  Boo!  This craft project was a MAJOR FAIL!  Grade:  D-”

It’s totally OK! Remember, in crafting, it’s not the destination. It’s the journey:

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Have a craft fail on your blog? Tell us, and we’re happy to link back!

White Trash Pin Party!

If you’ve read our earlier posts, you know that we’re huge fans of The Real Housewives of New York. LBH, isn’t their trip to St. Barts like the BEST of all the RHONY trips?

Today’s post is inspired by Aviva’s not-so-subtle dig at Ramonya:

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It’s a white trash pin party! How do you participate? Simple. Think of the best categories on Pinterest – weddings, cakes, nails, tattoos, DIY projects – and find the most “white trash” pin.

We’ve created a whole board of these, but here are some of our favorites:

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Make-cowboy-hat-out-of-beer-box white trash pinterest EpicPinterestFail

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redneck-wind-chimes white trash pinterest EpicPinterestFail

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 What white trash pins have you seen? Tell us about it!




How Family Fun Ended in an Epic Fire Fail

Thanks to Lorca Damon for submitting this fail to us on Twitter. Read her original post about this fail on her blog, http://lorcadamon.com

The original pin:

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And from Lorca:

I have a darling story about Pinterest burning my house down. Those jerks. Well, not all the way down, but there’s a good-sized hole in it. Here’s the evidence for the fire marshal:

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Roast marshmallows, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. What’s that burning smell?

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Ever do a Pinterest project that makes you feel like Gob from Arrested Development?


… Then we want to hear about it!