DIY or Pinterest fail? It’s best to leave some things to the pros
Aw, it doesn’t get much cuter than adorable little rolls in the shape of bunnies, right? The Pinterest inspiration looked simple enough: Just let them rise, poke two small holes for eyes and cut the bread in the shape of bunny ears.
Easy! Uh, no.
Julie tried to make these for Easter, per her aunt’s suggestion, she writes on the popular website Pinterest Fail (“where good intentions come to die”).
Only, Julie’s bunny ears were particularly pointy. Like evil cats. Or Darth Vader.
Definitely not the mom-of-the-year-style bunny bread she had hoped for.
No doubt, Pinterest has sparked a DIY movement — and much of that has empowered moms and dads to take their homes, food and clothing into their own hands. It’s saved us money, taught us lessons and helped us unleash our creativity. Heaven knows, mason jars have never seen more exciting action than in 2013.
But there are some things that are simply best left to the professionals. Like haircuts, plumbing, tile work, making our own clothes and some of the more complex cooking endeavors, like baking a wedding cake or, well, bunny bread for Easter.
Pinterest, itself, has a pin board just for cake fails, now at 137 pins and counting. Exhibit A: a Justin Bieber cake loaf thing. It hurts to look at. (See photo. Your eyes are watering, aren’t they?)
There’s a reason websites like Pinterest Fail are so popular — and are never short on submissions.
And the wedding-related fails deserve special recognition.
The website rusticweddingchic.com has a list of what to DIY for your wedding — and what to leave to the experts. On the don’t-DIY list: planning and coordinating; photography; food and music.
Wondering what to DIY and DIY-not? Check out the helpful website DIYnot.com, which offers a list of DIY topics, organized with difficulty ratings, the estimated cost involved and links to local suppliers to help you if you get in over your head.
The DIY Chatroom is another helpful resource to ask questions, throw around ideas and see what other people are doing.
Looking for advice on a home project? Head to your local Home Depot, where you can get expert advice on which products and equipment to use to help keep your project off the list of DIY regrets.
Photo courtesy Pinterest Fail.
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