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'CraftFail' Is Where Pinterest Dreams Come To Die

Crafting has never been the same since Pinterest came along. On one hand, it's brought out a creative side that some of us never even knew we had. For others, it's acted as an ego-crushing conduit of one-time DIY dreams.

So where do all those never-to-be-duplicated Pinterest projects go to die? We got a clue when blogger Heather Mann's new book, CraftFail, came across our desk.

"Pinterest has been great for craft fails because so many people have been inspired to try crafting, sometimes without even reading the directions for a craft! Looking at a picture then trying to make something is a sure recipe for craft disaster," Mann told The Huffington Post, offering her best reasoning for the rise in Internet-bred disappointment.

But failure isn't all bad when it comes to crafting, Mann adds. "Failure is part of the learning process! If failing bothers you, just reframe it in your mind, and call it a "prototype" instead."

Behold, 5 "prototypes" for great crafts and the real greatness they one day hope to be.

Papier Maché Animal Bust
CRAFTFAIL, Workman Publishing
FAIL
CRAFTFAIL, Workman Publishing
There it hangs, her first-ever documented craft fail: caught, stuffed and mounted.
Sharpie Mug
CRAFTFAIL, Workman Publishing
FAIL
CRAFTFAIL, Workman Publishing
I'm sorry, I mustache you to try again.
Martha's Ombre Candles
CRAFTFAIL, Workman Publishing
FAIL
CRAFTFAIL, Workman Publishing
More like Dexter blood-splattered candles.
Pinterest-Inspired Scarf Organizer
CRAFTFAIL, Workman Publishing
FAIL
CRAFTFAIL, Workman Publishing
What, you wanted it to stay balanced, too?
CRAFTFAIL, $12.95, from Workman Publishing
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