craftfail: where crafters go to fail

What’s CraftFail?

It’s soap that looks like someone’s junk. It’s a baby doll that looks like a potato. It’s almost a double rainbow fail (so intense.) It’s CraftFail, and it’s your community of crafters admitting that not every craft project looks like Martha made it. Call them prototypes, call them first drafts, or call them huge errors in calculation, but they’re craftfails, and they’re yours. And mine.

Friendly Fail Site

Heather Mann - CraftFail.com

Hi, I’m Heather Mann, the founder of this site. I started the site after a string of disastrously botched crafts, and have learned how wonderful it is to share the failures in life, as well as the successes!

We only feature crafts that have been deemed fails by their own creators. In other words, we don’t call people out and tell them that their crafts are ugly. We think of ourselves as a “friendly fail site” and we celebrate the creative process, showcasing the stages of crafting that don’t quite turn out. We encourage crafting in all forms, even if the results aren’t perfect.

Join us, and admit it. You’ve got some skeletons in your craft closet.

CraftFail is a community blog dedicated to sharing our not-so-successful crafting attempts. Founded and run by Heather from Dollarstorecrafts.com, and open to all crafters.

Note: Article narratives are for entertainment purposes and frequently employ literary point of view. The photos are always real.

Submit your fail here:

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Describe your fail here: what did you intend to do, what was the outcome, how did it fall short of your expectations? Include a link to your blog where you posted about it, if applicable. Also answer: Was there an inspiration project? If so, what is the URL to that project, or where did you find it?

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This highly entertaining blog is “where crafters go to fail”. In a blog-o-sphere that sometimes appears to be full of angelic domestic goddesses sharing their perfect projects and taking themselves very seriously, it’s reassuringly to know that the odd crafting disaster is normal.

Founded by the American Heather Mann, the site receives submissions of “epic craft fails” every day from all over the world. Posts such as How NOT to Stencil a Drawer, Creepy Pancake Man, and Beaded Torture Flip-Flops entertain and educate. One poor contributor writes that she had trouble submitting digital images of her disappointing (inside out) rag doll to the Craft Fail site: “I’ve even failed at trying to post on Craft Fail.” So perhaps there’s hope for all of us yet.

We love: The Totally Eighties Coral Yarn Fish. It’s totally terrible.

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