Pinterest DIY ideas with high fail potential
This cake is too cute for words, but you’d need the patience of a saint and the precision of a surgeon to pull of the intricate icing detail. Convoluted baking projects like this are best left to a professional. Stick to a sheet cake and call it a win, or try a less daunting option.
Chevron and on and on
Chevron is all the rage in home décor right now. Don't let the lure of the zig zag send you into your child's room for 12 days inhaling paint fumes and swearing at your yardstick. Slap a wall decal up there instead and call it a day.
Yes, we know. Nail art is sooo on-trend right now. Unless you possess the painting skills of Picasso, steer clear of complicated kiddie manicures. Can you imagine trying to make this menagerie look good on teeny tiny little girl fingers? Neither can we.
Pageant hair, or styles that take 200 hours, 400 bobby pins and an entire can of hairspray, is an all-around bad idea. (We’ll spare you our thoughts on child beauty pageants.) You’re never ever gonna get your kid’s spiral curls to look Taylor Swift perfect.
Home sweet headache
You want to give your little girl the dollhouse of her dreams. But before you head to Michaels with a mile-long list of arts and crafts essentials to decorate the play home, get your expectations in check. That wallpaper and trim detail may look stunning in House Beautiful, but it gets tricky when you try to apply it to a super small space.
Next fashion star? Not
When your kid wants the most complicated Halloween costume imaginable, step away from the sewing machine. As crafty as you may be, not all moms are the second coming of Tory Burch. There’s a reason why stores stock their shelves with ready-to-wear costumes.
We know more than a few crochet-savvy moms. But knitting a few articles of clothing, or even a quilt, is a far cry from taking on a major textile project like this. It looks cool, but can you even imagine what went into make this stitched creation?
Paper crafts! What could be easier? Certainly ideas that don't involve 24 long double strips, 5 narrow 9 mm strips, 1 zigzag strip, 1 round piece with half circles and 1 without. For the lid you need: 1 circular piece with 12 arms, 12 single strips, 1 small round piece, 2 narrow 9 mm strips and 1 zigzag strip. And weaving. Don't forget the weaving.
When worlds collide
Sometimes even what seems to be the simplest, most awesome of DIY projects can fail epically. Take these ice cream cone cupcakes. In theory, it seems like the most magically melding of two favorite kiddie desserts. Unfortunately, the execution of this sweet treat isn’t quite that easy.
Even if your kid begs and pleads for a mullet, just say “no.” It’s an easy enough hair style to DIY, but the photo evidence will earn your kiddo a lifetime of scars. Not to mention kill your kid’s chance of ever getting a prom date.