There comes a time in every crafty person’s life when they have a crafty fail. A time when they look at their jumble of something covered in glue and think, “What did I just do?”
Sadly, today was mine. I’d like to tell you that this was my first. It’s not. I’d like to say that it won’t happen again. It will. But, dang if it isn’t the most frustrating thing ever!
The boys and I had just come home from a park play date and they immediately went down for a nap. Usually about this time I’m absolutely useless, but for some reason I was completely full of energy and decided to tackle every project that I had stacked up in my room.
I made a new curtain for my kitchen window, I hung up fancy hooks and a wreath on an empty kitchen wall and a few other items on my entry wall. I had successfully used a power drill which I’m pretty sure Jerad will be proud of and a little bit scared at the same time.
Now for the crafty fail….I had been wanting to make my own fancy cork bulletin board for awhile now, and even had the frame and cork. It was to be my “central control station.” All my lists, Todo’s and such would be displayed beautifully on an otherwise boring wall.
So I set to work. It ended up being like one of those times when you are super tired, driving home, and then upon arrival, not even remembering how you got there. I took a step back, looked at my work and wondered if little evil craft minions had taken over my body.
I couldn’t have made something this bad, could I? Ooooooh, yeah.
Here’s the picture.
Now, if you’re like my wonderful mother, you’ll say, “oh, its not THAT bad.” It is. The cork board for one ended up being to thin, so it was wobbling and tearing. I couldn’t seem to cut a straight line to save my life so a lot of the edging came out crooked, which made for extra sticking out the side.
Then I think somewhere along the line, I just got lazy…look at the back of this thing!!!!
I was actually brave enough to try and hang it on the wall….it looked like an earthquake was happening and I feared for my toddler’s head.
So needless to say, I threw in my crafty towel for the day. I may try and tackle this project again, I may not. Right now, just buying a nice bulletin board sounds fabulous.
Did I learn from this disaster? Maybe. Crafting while hyper may not be the best choice for me. Definitely need to pay more attention….especially with power tools and glue guns.
Now for the giveaway! I believe we all need a little coffee encouragement during a crafty fail!
Leave a comment below telling me about one of your crafty fails and if you learned anything! On Thursday, June 14th “Pick Giveaway Winner” will randomly choose one of you fabulous readers to receive a $20 Starbucks Gift Card! Please only one entry per person!
Good luck and happy crafting!