what's been your biggest DIY fail?
when I have a project that isn't going well, it's always nice to hear that really great crafters sometimes have DIY fails too... so what's yours?
With my projects - whether it be (for example) art, cooking or needlework of various forms I see three different classes of result:
1: (ideally) Really brilliant
2: (the norm) A Successful project but nothing special
3: (not so good lol) A disaster
All are learning experiences
Perhaps the worst I have are with food: My experience preparing Opuntia (teddy bear) cactus in which I didn't handle the spiky hairs very well and then in cooking when I used grapes as an ingredient, which gave a really fowl result, must rate as one of my worst! I have never attempted again anyway and have left my cacti to themselves.
Lots of my upcycling projects have turned into disasters pretty quickly! I usually throw them into the bottom of a cupboard before anyone else can see them, in the hope of making them amazing one day
(that's never gonna happen)
That was yesterday!! I am going to Ash Ketchum from pokemon and I tried to make the hat.. Except I mixed the acrylic paint with water which I thought was water but it was oil and I just straight up poured and mixed and then when I was shaking to mix it I realized that it was oil and I just wasted a whole bottle of it. It's pretty expensive and in my area we find acrylic paint in these huge bottles.. I just wish anything like this doesn't happen again!!
Usually, my craft fails involve cooking. My worst fails have been protein brownies when I tried to substitute eggs for one of the other ingredients, and they came out really dry because they took a long time to cook. I've also completely failed at trying to make fudge.
anything i sew is a disaster. and Quilting/sewing runs in my family XD
I once tried to make a crochet poncho from a specific patter. It was made from a front and back piece. I screwed up the gage somehow and instead of being the right size to be wearable, the front portion of the poncho was about the size of a small tea towel
Mine was a knitted teletubbie for my eldest boy. Just couldn't get the face right so I shoved it under the sofa out of the way. My Mum used to drag it out when she wanted a good laugh. She thinks I kept it there to scare my kids with.
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