This vibrant tree was found on Pinterest by a CraftFail reader (who wishes to remain anonymous); she said it accompanied a tutorial for how to recreate this gorgeous work of art using nothing but crayons, a hair drier and glue! Now, who wouldn’t be inspired to give that a try?!?
Our anonymous artistic friend was quick to point out that she definitely followed all the tutorial’s instructions, but after a bit of research I found that she’d overlooked the number one rule of Pinterest.
PINTEREST RULE #1: ALWAYS ASSUME PINTEREST IS LYING.
Despite what Pinterest’s melted crayon tutorial might have said, the inspiration photo is not the result of adding heat and glue to crayons. In fact, it isn’t made with crayons at all! It’s the work of professional artist Ann Marie Bone; it’s called Rainbow Tree and is described as a 12×16 inch Ink on Canvas. INK ON CANVAS, not Melted Crayon on Recycled Printer Paper.
So, the next time you “fail” at a Pinterest craft, please refer to Rule #1. It’s not you, it’s Pinterest. IT’S ALWAYS PINTEREST.
For more funny and more failure, find Robyn at Hollow Tree Ventures!