We could spend hours scrolling through all of the DIY potential on Pinterest. In fact, we do. But not everything we make turns out like the pictures. Sure you can chalk some of our disappointment up to lighting or camera quality, but sometimes no amount of Photoshopping can make our botched creations look Pin-worthy. And you know what? That’s totally okay. DIYing shouldn’t be an attempt at perfection, as long as you had fun doing it. We’ve found some “we’ve been there” holiday #pinfails that will make you (and us) celebrate your next #oops.
6. Ribbon Tree Ornament: Ribbon tree? More like like bow stick. Gift it to your teenage niece — she’ll have the same reaction as if you actually tried to get her a rad present. (via @ashleymccutcheon)
11. Peppermint Dish: What’s the end game here? Can we eat that very large peppermint? This fail seems like destiny. Break up that peppermint into a delicious cake topping instead. (via @mayra.l.smith)
15. Blob Bulb: Kids’ handprints are way trickier than they look, especially on a ball. Lighten up on the paint and hold your kid’s fingers in place for a solid five seconds before you pull it up. (via @a.m.c.r.a.i.n)
17. Wrecked Wreath: Perhaps it’s best to tackle those ornament wreaths with plastic bulbs. They’re just as shiny… but if the wreath falls, you won’t have to live in fear of stepping a shards for the rest of the holiday season. (via @bananas4627)