Hello, my lovelies! Today I wanted to share a Pinterest fail. We finally got our tree up a and I wanted to do a few baby Christmas ornaments. It’s been a while since I did any kind of crafting so I thought it would be fun to do one with the kids (kids…plural..I’m still trying to get used to that one!). Keep reading to find out all about my Diy Baby Christmas Ornaments fail!
DIY Baby Christmas Ornaments
I first saw this diy on Pinterest. I’m not super crafty but figured it couldn’t be too hard to do!
For this diy Baby Christmas Ornaments you will need:
- Mod Podge
- Glitter of your choice (I really wanted pink but only had red and green)
- Paint brush or sponge
- Some little feet and hands (attached to a kid..preferably your own kids…)
- Clear plastic ornaments. (I bought a few a while back at Micheals and had been hoarding them.)
Alright so for this diy everyone and their mother said to simply dip baby’s feet in the glue, place it on the ornament then sprinkle some glitter on the imprint. Easy right?
Here’s where it all went wrong.
- NO one said anything about wiggling feet! Like serious! This baby is a worm!
- No one said anything about the size of the ornament. We got a relatively medium one, but when it came time to place her foot on it, we realize it was WAY too small.
- Pee! Pee!! PEEEE!! Yes! This child PEED on the glitter! We had her in a cloth diaper that I didn’t secure properly and yes, you’ve guessed it, she PEED all over the glitter, my legs, arm…Sigh
Then I got to thinking. How in the WORLD is the baby foot imprint so…PERFECT in the Pinterest post!??! I started searching Pinterest and turns out that the picture that has been shared around the net was made by a “professional”. It was freaking HAND drawn, THEN they put the glue, and THEN they sprinkled the dang glitter. NO baby foot was ever involved!
Although our diy didn’t turn out at all the way I had planned, we had a good laugh, and I know I will be telling that story to my daughter when she is older.
While I cleaned up the pee from my arm my son decided he didn’t need a hand or foot to do his ornament and ended up putting glue all over the ornament and sprinkling it with glitter.
I ended up using the smudge footprint to complete this diy. This is the final product. *hangs head in shame*
The Little Man’s ornament came out really cute though with the green and red glitter.
So this diy was a fail but at the same time, it wasn’t. It allowed us to create some pretty awesome family memories. So if you are reading this, I urge you to try something new and don’t worry about the end result. Just enjoy those little moments.
I love to hear from you guys. Every had a Pinterest Fail diy?
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The important thing is you all had fun. I think it still turned out great.
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Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
OMG, this is hysterical! Well, at least you tried right? LOL.
Heather D. (@GirlGoneMom) says
The kids don’t always cooperate! At least I’m not alone in this.
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Amber Nelson says
I love how you fixed the “fail” though. I think it is cute and you have a cute story to tell.
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I have had plenty of Pinterest fails before! At least you were able to salvage it and it looks good!
Kristen from The Road to Domestication says
Aw! It’s okay, I still think it looks pretty good! And you’ll know exactly what you’re doing next time!
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Liz Mays says
Oh no! That must have been such a mess. I’m glad you were able to at least make something out of it though!
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Mama to 5 BLessings says
I have had many Pinterest fails also. It’s OK, I bet you are not the only one!
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At least you tried, that is more than I can say for myself when it comes to crafts and Pinterest. I love looking but I know my limitations. I actually think both of your ornaments look fantastic.
Ann Bacciaglia says
I have so many projects that did not turn out the way i thought it would. This is a great idea for an ornament. It would be hard to get a good foot print.
hahaha welcome to my daily Pinterest life. Everything looks stunning on Pinterest and like poopie in my attempts. I don’t even believe the Pinterest-perfect version of this craft… it looks like she painted the glue on, no baby foot was used!
These ornaments are so beautiful and festive. I love arts and crafts like these that help you create lasting memories.
Amanda || Growing Up Madison says
It sure will be a story that you both can laugh at when she gets older. As for Pinterest, I don’t even bother trying to recreate anything there anymore. Mine are usually a fail too. 🙂
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I agree, it’s the process and time spent that creates the memory. The final product is just a reminder of it. 🙂
We all have a Pinterest fail every now and then. I’m thinking it’s because most of the posts on Pinterest are done by professionals and who can live up to that!? Your ornament will make a fabulous story though!
This is so funny! I love the honesty and humor you put into the post!
Travel Blogger says
Pee and glitter is never a good combo. That is hilarious thought. Just goes to show you some of the DIY projects aren’t as easy as they look.
[email protected] says
Funny story. Glad you got it all figure out.
Jenn @ EngineerMommy says
I’ve had a number of Pinterest fails, too, but it’s always fun to try. I actually like your ornament- I think it’s cute! It’s good you had fun doing this.
I’m doubled over laughing! I saw that perfect little footprint ornament floating around FB and I thought it was too cute. I’ve had so many Pinterest fails that I can’t name them all. My daughters and I always text each other with the “nailed it” hashtag when our Pinterest project turns out all wrong. Hey, your ornament is pretty and you’ll always remember the story behind it – pee and all.
I think it turned out great. You gotta love the high expectations that Pinterest brings us but atleast we are being inspired to create greatness!
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tara pittman says
I have a lot of pinterest fails myself. You saved it well though.
Elizabeth O. says
Haha, that was expected. At least it still looks like a foot print. It’s looks nice, don’t worry about it. At least you have one more story to share for when they grow up, right?
Thank you for bravely sharing your attempt, I think you should be really proud of yourself despite the pee accident x
Ana De- Jesus says
haha its true most of what you see on social media is not realistic at all.
Jessica Harlow says
I don’t think this was a complete fail, lol! You did indeed create some pretty funny memories and your son’s ornament is really cute! 🙂
Mary Edwards says
Every time I try to recreate something from Pinterest it turns into a fail. At least you tried and you’ll have the memories for a lifetime.
Jaime Nicole says
I love diy holiday ornaments. The ones that we love more each year arent usually the store bought ornaments, they are the sentimental ones! Yours turned out awesome!
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Miles L. says
In spite of all the things that went wrong, I think it still turned out great. Thanks for sharing.
Jenn Peters says
Awe, it’s so sweet to see you turn a fail into a win. Well done! Even if it isn’t as you’d thought, memories and precious moments together are worth it.
I always saw on my facebook feed some memes about pinterest expectation vs reality and this is a living proof haha! Anyways, it was a fun activity after all 🙂
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Mardene Carr says
LOL…..Sigh…happens to the best of us
Pinterest fail is fun.. I enjoy those images
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Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest says
Thank you for being brave enough to share this Pinterest fail with the world! It makes me feel better because I realize them I’m not the only one that can never manage to get those “Pin-Worthy” projects to come out perfectly.
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Mistee Dawn says
Oh yes! We have Pinterest fails all the time. But that is what makes it fun! Glad you had a good time!
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Happens to all of us lol
This was pretty funny and proves why I am not the DIY type! LOL. Bless your heart for the bravery to do the project again.
love it the good, the bad, the pee and oh my how very cute your ornament is
oh have i had pinterest fails myself! i once tried making princess leia cupcakes. they turned out so special!
I have a lot failed projects as well. What matters is you had fun. This is still cute.
Liz Mays says
Oops! Well, you had the best of intentions when you started!
Margarita Ibbott says
I know I’m not supposed to laugh but that visual of the baby, the footprint, glitter and the pee was priceless. Thanks for the great laugh.
tiaras and tantrums says
oh the memories you will have over this holiday with your babies! We have made bulbs before but just with paint and my kids loved it so much
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LOL! This is HILARIOUS. I think all of our lives were better before Pinterest came along to shame us all into thinking we weren’t trying hard enough…hahahaha! Thanks for your honesty. You’re awesome.
Chanel | Cultural Xplorer says
I laughed so hard that I almost cried – this post was hilarious. I have not had any DIY Pinterest projects that have failed (unless you count recipes) but I think that was really a tricky move that the person made by drawing a foot on!
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Love this. The fails are where the best stories are made. Btw…we had a blast watching your father in law perform his magic trick on IG. Took us a while to figure it out. ☺️
Angie Scheie says
There should have definitely been a pee disclaimer! lol. These are the things memories are made of 🙂
Ohh I love this! Adding this project to my DIY project list. Maybe even with the kids. Great idea!
Cara (@StylishGeek) says
That is an absolutely beautiful ornament DIY! Love it! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Angela Bethea says
That is absolutely hilarious! I bet that would make a great story when your little one grows up.
This is hilarious! Pintrest can be so misleading. I could only imagine going through the steps thinking it was going to turn out exactly like the picture that is always shared and then boom. Nothing at all like it.