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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Friday, October 1, 2010

This is down right embarrassing!

This I have to say, I took a big gulp, held my breath and hit POST!
You know I have been to just about all those lovely crafty, linky parties out there you can imagine. I go gandering around admiring all these talented young girls, who are cute, young, can craft, did I mention can craft? Well I try, so give me a little credit for that, However, I am just not one of those gals, sorry!. Now what I can do, is spray paint, Modge podge, embellish a lamp, make a wreath, not bad, not bad at all.....oh now I can glaze a bit of furniture too, but anything beyond that...... Well........ see for yourself ANOTHER craft idea gone bad.
 I decided I would buy a Styrofoam cooler from the dollar tree and some moss sheets.
 Surely one of those young, cute crafty bloggette gals would think of that, and come up with something RIGHT?
 Well ha, see what Debbiedoos came up with.

Had this genius idea I would cover the cooler in the moss and add some existing Fall flowers.This was a royal pain in the butt to keep the moss sheets on the cooler, which by the way Hot glue does not work on styrofoam ,
So here it goes...letting my breath out now...and swallowing my pride.
 let the fun begin....
an hour later,
pin holes in my finger tips..
this is what I came up with.

Oh yes what a masterpiece.
I sat back and looked at it,
tried real hard to like it....moved it around.....
Even added a monogram to it....oh NO that did not work there either, so off to the laundry room you go.....
Oh yes now you can see the pins started to pop and now I can see the styrofoam...then  I go to turn the dryer on, a big ole mess of moss everywhere.....guess where this baby wound up? took out the flowers, said a few cus words and off to the trash can she went.  I wasted  $4.00 and an hour of my life, so there MARLA....laugh at that one too!
Do you girls want me to add a link craft gone bad here? Or how about funny craft? I will add the link if you have something to share. Otherwise enjoy laughing at me once again!




Blogger Unknown said...

Haaahaaa. You're too funny. It looks like some kind of mossed over tomb that someone put fall flowers on. :-)

~ The Speckled Dog

October 1, 2010 at 11:59 PM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

YOU TRIED!!!! You also made he right decision to trash it!

October 2, 2010 at 12:03 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

LOL Debbie I laughed so hard when I saw this post! It looks just like something I would attempt...except I wasn't brave like you...I got rid of all of the evidence...OK, OK I do have a really ugly craft that I still have, but I don't know if I'm brave enough to post it... :D

October 2, 2010 at 12:06 AM  
Blogger Blessed Serendipity said...

You still get an A for effort.


October 2, 2010 at 12:07 AM  
Blogger Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

=) Now, I really like the look of it! Call me crazy but I love the moss. There is nothing Gorilla Glue won't hold....{hint..I'd go grab it out of the trash!} I love the concept Debbie..I really do! ~ Stephanie Lynn

October 2, 2010 at 12:07 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

What a fab idea. I really like this one

October 2, 2010 at 12:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Debbie, Debbie, Debbie, LOL! If I only had a dollar for every project gone bad, every blow to my fragile ego, every vision that looked waaayyyy better in my head than in real life....and don't even get me started on paint color nightmares...

We need a linky party for Blogging Bloopers. Wouldn't that be a hoot?

Last night our daughter's boyfriend stopped by for Hubby to fix a very bad haircut. Yeah, it was awful. Hubby did some magic with his hair clippers, we all got a good belly laugh and had fun. Your project is that kind of project...good for the heart because it makes us all belly laugh. See, in that respect, it was a very successful project!

Want to send your craft to Hubby and his clippers?

October 2, 2010 at 12:52 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love this post! You are so cool! DId you see the post about my cake and the back of the cake was not finished...Only the front.
It is ok to try things. I think you had a great idea! We just learn what works and what does not. Oh i have a lot of embarrassing moments...You still rock in my eyes :)

October 2, 2010 at 1:04 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Sorry! haha I'm not one of those super crafty people either! I come up with the ideas but I have NO way of making them real myself. haha.
But seriously, at least you tried dude!

October 2, 2010 at 1:07 AM  
Blogger VIRG @ WASTE NOT WANT KNOT said...

Too funny! I feel your pain. This is why I haven't tried crafts yet... Lol I have a hard time keeping the staples from going into my skin.

October 2, 2010 at 2:31 AM  
Blogger Sonny G said...

I admire your spirit :) you tried- you posted it and we all got a smile, so you still did GOOD~!

October 2, 2010 at 5:05 AM  
Blogger People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

It's something we can all relate to, Debbie and you're a peach for sharing it. It's important to be able to laugh at yourself.

You didn't waste an hour. You learned what doesn't work. :)

October 2, 2010 at 5:05 AM  
Blogger cheeky rose said...

Debbie at least you gave it a go. We all have these moments, but the design in our head does not ammount to that in real life, but then its those odd quirky makes that encourages us to try for something better.

October 2, 2010 at 5:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie, You tried and that's all that counts.Have a great weekend...Kathy

October 2, 2010 at 6:21 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Yaa know, I like it! I would of used 3M Adhesive spray, that sticks to everything! I like the moss!

October 2, 2010 at 6:41 AM  
Blogger KLM said...

Well you get an A for Effort! ;)

It's not all that bad... and even those young, fun craft girls who can seem to craft ANYTHING under the sun, have their down days also... they just don't post about it so thanks for 'keeping it real'! :)

October 2, 2010 at 6:47 AM  
Blogger ~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

Sorry Debbie, I laugh too, but living and learning, right?

I still think you had a brilliant idea with that cooler though, but maybe not with moss!

October 2, 2010 at 7:11 AM  
Blogger Mosaic Magpie said...

I think it started out looking great! You just needed to put some more moss on where it came loose. Very cute idea.

October 2, 2010 at 8:02 AM  
Blogger Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

You just crack me up!! It was a good go at it no matter what! :)

October 2, 2010 at 8:22 AM  
Blogger The Decorative Dreamer said...

Oh I wouldn't have thrown it out just yet. You should take all the moss off add sray adhesive as suggested by someone else and press it on even patching areas of moss as needed. Then add some chicken wire around it, now thats really getting crafty and a nice wide wire ribbon around the middle with a large pretty bow and your done! Easier said then done right? LOL! I love the concept Debbie really!

October 2, 2010 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

You are so great! Yes, this is why there are no craft photos on my blog either. And it was a good idea. Gluing always gets me. I usually burn myself.

October 2, 2010 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I thought it looked fine in the first picture. I bet it would work on a wood or cardboard box. So you had a great idea. Try try again.

October 2, 2010 at 8:42 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

I actually like your mossy cooler, but not with those flowers. You had a great idea, and to me, it seemed pretty original :) I agree about the gorilla glue, go trash diving and get that thing out!! I really like the craft gone bad idea, so if you do it, at least know I'll show up, not that I have bad crafts, um,no(ha!).

October 2, 2010 at 8:45 AM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

Oh my word! You are too funny! I love how before you really gave it up, you moved it around to different rooms! That is the best! You are awesome!

October 2, 2010 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger kathie said...

You know, I actually like the look of it!! Don't trash it! You just need to find an adhesive that will work... but I think it is not a fail :)

October 2, 2010 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

Of course you're a said so yourself, "now what I can do, is spray paint, Modge podge, embellish a lamp, make a wreath." In my book, that IS a crafter!!!

October 2, 2010 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger Shell said...

Hey you tried! That's what counts! I recently spray painted the frame of a bulletin board maroon. I put tape around the edge and just held the newspaper over the center...should have taped it down! I have a light over-spray in the middle of the board :) Luckily the kids paper work will cover most of it, but I did laugh at myself...and still hung it up!

October 2, 2010 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

I think it was a great idea and I give you credit for tying. Maybe you need something else to make the moss stick. The flowers were nice!


October 2, 2010 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger The Charm of Home said...

Now Debbie,
I also feel there was potential for that project! Don't be so hard on your self. It was not a bad idea! The scale was off a little. If you had sawed off half of the cooler and hot glued a new bottom on it, or for the sake of pictures left it bottomless (there is a lot of things that don't have to fit in the camera lens!!!) It would have been perfect. I have had many bloopers, in this my first year of blogging. I often swing the camera lens just 1-2 inches on either side of my subject and laugh at what is in the viewfinder, and many times even snapped the picture. I have been thinking how to wrap up the year end. There were a lot of blogs that had bloopers last year. I may do that, I think it would fun.
I made the flourless chocolate cake and it fell into a black lump! LOL We all have bloopers. Love your ability to laugh at it all, it will keep you healthy and give you a long life!

October 2, 2010 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I just love how you keep things real!! It was a very creative idea, just needs a little more work!! I like the look you were going for with it.

October 2, 2010 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger linda said...

well it sure looks scary how about you put RIP on it for holloween love ya :)

October 2, 2010 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

I think you were on to something!! It does have some potential. Maybe put out on the porch with some potato vine or something? :)

October 2, 2010 at 10:53 AM  
Blogger Viki said...

I don't know, I liked it. I thought it looked pretty good, if it wouldn't have been falling apart, ha.

October 2, 2010 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

DebbbbbieDoooooo- LOL- I am working this morning and needed a good laugh- a REAL good laugh---and I got it here! That craft reminds me of the old saying..."Gone but not forgotten". Of course, I think they were talking about someone's demise but this kind of fits that category.

However, I take exception to your factual statement saying you are not crafty. Anyone that can spray paint, Modgepodge, embellish a lamp, make a wreath and glaze furniture is certainly crafty! are "crafty" enough to write a good enough blog to get us all reading it....hmmmm...or would that be sly? Crafty? Sly? hmmmm

Have a great Saturday. Wish I were home blogging instead of one knows I am here- Hugs- Diana

October 2, 2010 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I think I have had more go wrong than right. So glad I'm not the only one. Hugs, Marty

October 2, 2010 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Thanks for the laugh, especially when you said the dryer blew the moss around! I think you had a good idea, I can envision it. Maybe the cooler should have been cut down. At least you tried and knew it needed to go!

October 2, 2010 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

I did not think it looked that bad, either....but then, I am working on a netbook, and the screen is pretty small. :)
If you had a link up for bloopers, I would not know what to post..Most of my crafts feel like flops to me. I am just too hard headed. After spending that much time on it, I WILL like it, darn it! And so will you!

October 2, 2010 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger shannon i olson said...

oh well. I kinda liked it. funny...I would just blame it all on the dryer, I agree with the glue comment..perhaps it can be fixed.

October 2, 2010 at 12:47 PM  
Blogger Ginger said...

LOL!!! I have had plenty of craft fails! I am not brave enough to post them though! I can see what you were going after though. :)

October 2, 2010 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger Tys said...

So glad to see someone post a blooper! It does me good ;) I always see very nifty things in mind... and well, they rarely turn out as neat! Oh well, craft on!

October 2, 2010 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger Jenna@Breathe Beauty said...

Debbie I think we all have crafts that just didnt come out as we had planned. Some of us are honest enough to share them. I can't tell you how many times I've heard people say: Oh my (explative) what have you done?! Hey it keeps things interesting!

October 2, 2010 at 2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! Am I mad? Because I liked that, too! It is different. You could have probably placed it somewhere in your garden. Or so, I think. Don't laugh at me, now. I really like what you do. Next time something goes bad, in your opinion, send it me! I love your stuff!

October 2, 2010 at 2:34 PM  
Blogger KimMalk said...

I'm with Stephanie Lynn, I like the look of it. Maybe you just need to get used to the idea you really can craft :).

October 2, 2010 at 6:06 PM  
Blogger Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I had to chuckle as I have had many a project that seemed like a perfectly good idea gone to the dogs!!
I actually like the way it came out! LOL!!

Did I shock you with my Lady Ga Ga????? LOL!!
I actually have both of her CD's and I am a huge fan of Lady Ga Ga!! I think she is brilliant and I love her songs!! I bet you didn't think a Victorian Soul like me would go for that, Huh??? OHHHHH , there is lots you all don't know about me!!!LOL!!


October 2, 2010 at 7:13 PM  
Blogger Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Debbie! We've all been there! This is one of the things I love about you...your ability to laugh at yourself AND write a post about it!

October 2, 2010 at 7:58 PM  
Blogger Vintagesouthernlife said...

LOL! I know exactly where you're coming from. I have had plenty of bloopers.
I think you may have given up to quickly. Cutting it down to size and zapping it with Gorilla glue should do the trick. I like it.

Hang in there. We're all laughing with you, not at you. Annette

October 2, 2010 at 8:45 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Ok, I would love to say it was OK (Like the one comment that obviously did not read the post), but I just can't. I did not know that hot glue did not work on styrofoam. I bet spray adhesive would have worked and saved you 45 minutes of you life. Of course, in the end it would not have looked any better LOL


October 2, 2010 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

It really was a clever idea even though it didn't turn out the way you wanted it to. Oh man, I have had that happen way too many times so I feel your pain.

October 2, 2010 at 9:10 PM  
Blogger a.M. said...

Too funny, Debbie! Lots of my crafty projects end up like this.

October 2, 2010 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger afistfullofweeds* said...

O.K. Where in the Carolinas do you live? Iam coming to dig it out of the trash!! I liked it. Rhonda

October 2, 2010 at 11:02 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Well Debbie, you get an A+ for effort. I do see the possibilities here though! I called my aunt, who used to work for a florist in Vegas, and asked for some tips. She suggested painting the if it was white. Then she said to use U shaped floral pins (you can buy them or make them yourself using heavy gauge floral wire). You pin the stuff in place, then when you like the placement, pull the pin and add a bit of glue to the pin, then they never push out. As someone else said, Gorilla glue works like magic and sticks to everything! I think this had potential, you were on the right track!

October 2, 2010 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Debbie, I had to laugh when you said the dryer blew the moss around! Actually I think your project would be cute on the porch and filled with pumpkins.
Hugs, Sherry

October 3, 2010 at 8:06 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

That moss is so wickedly messy and hard to work with. I admire your determination and cleverness with this. I think that tacky glue works pretty good in case you want to try and re-adhere it!

October 3, 2010 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger angnuzz said...

It's a hot mess Deb. :) Love ya!

October 3, 2010 at 8:19 PM  

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