Friday, October 8, 2010

Crafting Fail

I am not by nature a very crafty person. I don't have fun swirly handwriting. I don't have a good eye for taking unusual things and making something beautiful out of them. There is no way on EARTH that I could ever open an etsy shop.

That said, every other Mom's group, they do a craft. Sometimes it's something you could then do with your kids, sometimes it's just something fun and easy. Today, we were painting pumpkins. We were actually supposed to paint pumpkins, hollow them out, and use them as a "vase" for mums, but I knew right off the bat that I would never make it past the painting step, so I just set my expectations right from the start to just be a painted pumpkin. I had grand dreams of what my pumpkin would look like. I mean, how hard is it to paint a pumpkin?!

I envisioned something like this:

photo credit-{BH&G via S.HOPtalk}

I decided to start with some silver metallic paint. Only, after I got the darn pumpkin painted, I realized that it must actually be like a silver finish...meant to go on TOP of another color, not to stand alone. It was all lumpy and chunky, and no amount of smoothing it with a brush was helping. So, I did the only logical thing I could think of. I threw handfuls of red glitter all over the pumpkin. And very quickly realized that doing so was not a good idea for a number of reasons, the least of which being that the whole thing turned into a goopy globby mess. 

By the time I had finished {about 5 minutes into the project}, one of my friends was still contemplating what to do with her pumpkin. I turned to her and said, "Hey, you could just write 'Fall 2010' in black sharpie, and it would probably still look better than my ghetto disco pumpkin!" We both died laughing, and decided that my pumpkin would from thence be known as "The great disco pumpkin of 2010", and made a sign for it. 

And now it sits on our front porch. 
Perhaps scaring off solicitors.
It's okay, you can laugh. I did. A lot.


  1. Bwahahaha
    That is awesome!

    That actually made me chuckle....thanks for the laugh.

    Have you heard of brene brown and her perfect protest?

    I think that this is a great example that perfection is overrated.

    The perfect protest:

    My example:

    I am obviously not perfect because I have no idea how to use a hyperlink in the comment section.

    I would love if someone could help me.


  2. That's hilarious! I suck at painting pumpkins too.

  3. HAHAHA! Love this! Absolutely hilarious! :)

  4. That's funny, but I kind of like your glittery pumpkin. It's definitely unique and has character!
    Happy Friday!

  5. Oh my God, that's hilarious! I want you to know I'm the same way. I have good intentions with crafts but they always turn out to be laughable.

  6. I love it!!! I would proudly display this pumpkin on my front porch! ;)

  7. 1. Seriously, despite my scrap-booking tendencies, I'm a lot like you. I have no natural inclinations.

    2. You're pumpkin? It's really not that bad!

    3. At least we can laugh at ourselves! Good for us;)

  8. Heh heh awesome. I am glad that I still recognize your handwriting...that makes me happy for some strange reason.

  9. I must have the same craft gene (or lack thereof) that you have! Too funny.

  10. Kind of looks like it's wrapped up in wrapping paper. Should put a big bow on it!

  11. I almost fell out of my seat laughing at that. Because if it involves paint? I will execute a total fail.

    And that pumpkin? Looks exactly like something I'd aspire to.


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