Watermelon Shark Fail

This one comes to us from EPF reader Jocelyn. The original pin comes from the Watermelon Board (as a side note, I think it would be cool to work for the official board of watermelon… Hit me up, guys).


Watermelon Board | Shark

She says: “Looks easy, but it is not easy to cut the peel! The teeth fell out in the process.”


Aside from the missing teeth, we think it’s pretty good! Let’s not forget that the worst shark fail this year belongs to¬†the one dancing next to Katy Perry in the Super Bowl halftime. Now THAT was epic fail.


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Three Pins We Don’t Have Enough Time to Bother Attempting

C’mon, man. Why would ANYONE waste the time to pin these things, much less actually follow through? These pins remind us of one of our favorite Weezer songs – Why Bother?

Here’s a summary of our top three frustrations.

1. “Bedazzled” things.

Have a perfectly fine piece of electronic equipment or nice pair of high heels, and want it to look like a kindergarten art project? Then these pins are for you:

Bedazzled iPhone charger

DIY glitter high heels

2. Homemade versions of things you can buy at the store.

True, we are kind of guilty of this one ourselves because of our attempt at making homemade Thin Mints, but to our point, Girl Scout cookies are only available for a limited time each year. These things are available ALL of the time, already taste great, are CHEAP, and it would take you less time to drive to the store and purchase them than to physically make! We don’t get it:

Homemade Cheez-it crackers

Homemade Pop-tarts

3. Baby reveals & announcements

We’ve never been there, so we don’t know for sure, but aren’t you supposed to be like really tired and nauseous when you’re pregnant? Ugh. Who has time to get gussied up and photo-shoot ready, or do some elaborate baking, OR throw a party? At the risk of sounding like an old clodhopper: “Back in my day, we used to call people on this thing called a telephone and tell them we were having a baby.”

Baby announcement photoshoot


Baby gender reveal cake

Baby reveal party invitation

And on a related note, preggatinis? Who wants to go to all the trouble of making a cocktail when there’s no reward of alcohol?

Preggatinis mixology book

What perplexing pins have you seen on Pinterest? Email us and let us know!


It’s Dessert Week on EpicPinterestFail.com!

We’ve been trying out a lot of Pinterest recipes lately, the majority of which involve chocolate (maybe it’s EPF’s time of the month?). And they all had one common ingredient: Failure. We’ll feature a new dessert fail each day this week, and at the end of the week, we’ll hold a poll on our Facebook page to see which one failed the hardest.

You can join in the failure fun, too! Submit your dessert fail to us, and we’ll post it as part of dessert week and let our readers vote. Failure never tasted so sweet!

Comments with Facebook and Twitter Functionality

We made a slight change to the site, and we’re super stoked to tell you about it. Now you can post comments without having to sign up with the site – you can do it via Facebook or Twitter! Sweet. We know that’s why barely anyone has commented, right? AMIRIGHT??? So prove it and leave us a comment. Ya know, just to make sure it works ūüėČ

Yay, site improvements and the fact that it’s Friday afternoon have us feeling giddy. Or maybe feeling like Gilly?



Happy Friday, y’all!

Wine Glass + Chalkboard Paint Fail

The following pin was submitted to us by Beverly in North Carolina. Thanks!

The original pin – chalkboard paint on the base of a wine glass so that guests can personalize their glasses:


Click the image for more information about the original pin.

I thought this seemed like a pretty simple craft – just dip the wine glasses in the chalkboard paint and let them dry. Easy, right? Well, it was, but the hard part was drying the glasses. You can’t set them upright, but you can’t rest them upside down, because the paint runs down the stem and onto the glass.

Luckily, I remembered a souvenir I had from a wine festival Рa necklace that holds a wine glass around your neck. I attached this to a shelf to hold the glasses as they dried:

Chalkboard Paint Wine Glass Fail on EpicPinterestFail.com

However, the paint still didn’t have that seamless, smooth effect as the original pin. The end result was a tad bit bumpier:

Chalkboard Paint Wine Glass Fail on EpicPinterestFail.com

Oh, well. You can still drink out of the glasses, so that’s probably all that really matters!

Chalkboard Paint Wine Glass Fail on EpicPinterestFail.com


Welcome to Epic Pinterest Fail

Greetings and welcome to Epic Pinterest Fail. We’re glad to have you share in our general misery of failed crafts, recipe disasters, and botched home improvement projects. Or, if you’re not here to share, we welcome to you laugh with (or at) our failures.

You may be asking yourself, “Self, what is an Epic Pinterest Fail?” Let’s break it down:

EPIC: extending beyond the usual or ordinary especially in size or scope

PINTEREST: an Internet social network where people can share ideas, photos, and general inspiration

FAIL: a lack of success

You are probably already familiar with Epic Fails, such as this one:

Gameshow Fail

Or this one:

Runner Epic Fail

Or this one:

Cheerleader Fail

Well, that’s essentially what we’re aiming for. We are looking for failures of projects that seem to be embarassingly simple, but when people such as ourselves make an attempt, it becomes fodder for Internet humor. Because, after all, “if we couldn’t laugh, we’d all go insane.”

If you have a submission (photos welcomed and encouraged), please submit it to info@EpicPinterestFail.com.

And remember, if at first you don’t succeed … fail and fail again.