Books | Craft Fail: When Homemade Goes Horribly Wrong

Ever get the feeling looking at Pinterest that you’re the only one whose craft projects don’t come out picture perfect every time? CraftFail: When Homemade Goes Horribly Wrong to the rescue!

Craft Fail cover

Craft Fail is a website – and now a book – that is the brainchild of Heather Mann (who also writes the blog Dollar Store Crafts).

Rather than show moments of crafting perfection, Craft Fail focuses on enjoying those other sorts of moments every crafter has all too frequently: the moments when vision ends up in a different zip code from reality.

The book pairs photos of internet tutorials with photos of real crafters’ attempts at replicating them. (Lest you think Craft Fail is making fun of poor unknowing crafters, rest assured that the crafters are in on the joke and submitted their disasters to Craft Fail.) The results are howlingly funny, and not just because of the crafts gone wrong. Heather’s sly and at times slightly off-color narrative ties it all together into a package that will entertain you while delivering the reminder that no crafter achieves perfection 100% of the time. Sometimes, the joy  – and humor – is in the process itself, not the outcome.

So, if you’re looking for a crafty gift this holiday season, or just some crafty fun…don’t miss CraftFail!

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One Response to Books | Craft Fail: When Homemade Goes Horribly Wrong

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    Shaaron November 20, 2014 at 8:49 pm #

    Dear Nancy:
    I wanted to thank you for the book. I am really enjoying Laura Childs Gossamer Ghost.