We are often told that undertaking arts and crafts will bring us a sense of fulfillment, positivity, and relaxation. And in times of the worldwide pandemic, this is all we need. So no wonder so many people have tried making something from scratch, whether baking an infamous hedgehog cake or decorating jeans with whatever they found at home.

But even if we, as a society, do encourage getting your hands on things and rocking your inner craftsperson, it doesn’t mean you should just do it. And this humorous, satirical Facebook group called “That’s it, I’m craft shaming.” is precisely an answer to why crafts isn’t for everyone.

Welcome to the not-so-pretty side of the handmade world that often remains hidden behind the tearful expectation vs reality moment. With a whopping 99.4K members, the group is both a horror chamber and a feast for your eyes that collects all the most hideous crafty items found out there.

And for understandable reasons, these questionable gems rarely get to earn a place in a camera roll. Unless it’s strictly for craft shaming purposes.

#1

When Sewing, Always Remember Pattern Placement Is Key

When Sewing, Always Remember Pattern Placement Is Key

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Ancsuri
Community Member
2 months ago

well, its not ok for kids, bu I would love to wear it :D

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#2

DIY

DIY

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Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
2 months ago

Creepy yet hilarious!

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#3

Local Playground. No Further Commentary Needed

Local Playground. No Further Commentary Needed

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Davor Jelacic
Community Member
2 months ago

OK sorry

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That’s it, I’m craft shaming.” is a relatively young private Facebook group created in July 2020, with almost 100k members. The group came about when the world was desperate to figure out where to put their hands as the coronavirus lockdown was implemented around the world.

“Honestly, at some point, we have all come across a post and just thought 'what the actual heck.' This is the group for all of those occurrences,” states the group's description. It invites members to post anything from an “ugly ass wreath” to a “tumbler that looks like it went for a tumble” as long as “it's handmade, and it's hideous.”

#4

Well Okay Then

Well Okay Then

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Jessica Otto
Community Member
2 months ago

Just as long as we're clear...

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#5

This Makes Me Uncomfy

This Makes Me Uncomfy

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Ancsuri
Community Member
2 months ago

I would love to have the bag :D

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#6

Button Doll

Button Doll

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Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
2 months ago

No no no! Where is the eye-bleach?

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So to find out more about the community firsthand, Bored Panda reached out to its moderator team, who were happy to share some insights about the craft shaming online movement.

“The craft shaming group started because a few people were tired of the craft community being dishonest about people’s crafts,” said the mod team representative. “In every crafting group, people would post something so hideous or the words are crooked and it’s for sale and people will tell them it looks nice or they like it and this person ends up selling a subpar product,” they added.

#7

Oh. ...oh My

Oh. ...oh My

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Rick
Community Member
2 months ago

Cecilia Giménez would be so proud 😂

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#8

My Daughter Wanted This Dog Cake For Her Birthday. I Am Not Paying $25 When I Can Do It Myself

My Daughter Wanted This Dog Cake For Her Birthday. I Am Not Paying $25 When I Can Do It Myself

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Sonja
Community Member
2 months ago

you tried...

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#9

I Think This Qualifies. On My Local Garage Sale Page

I Think This Qualifies. On My Local Garage Sale Page

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Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
2 months ago

$1000????

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So “That’s it, I’m craft shaming.” was created as a satirical response to the overwhelming positivity that surrounds craft communities. “We created an environment where people can be honest with their opinions. It’s not just a place for bad crafts, but also a place to share craft finds that are cool but make you say WTF.”

#10

Found One!

Found One!

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Stimpy
Community Member
2 months ago

Beautiful

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#11

She Painted Her Couch With House Paint

She Painted Her Couch With House Paint

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Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
2 months ago

Poor couch. An upholsterer could have done such fab things with that!

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#12

Saw This On Marketplace. It Is Legit A Paper Boat. Lol

Saw This On Marketplace. It Is Legit A Paper Boat. Lol

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Brad Pitt
Community Member
2 months ago

I would have become a millionaire if I managed to sell all my paper boats at this monstrosity of a price!!!

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When asked to explain the craftshaming term, the mod team said the word refers to the act of shaming crafts or wanting to exhibit people’s bizarre DIYs. “Some examples of our favorite posts would be the self-shaming posts, the crochet baby, and the badly done resin pieces,” the mod team said.

#13

No, No, No!!

No, No, No!!

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Marc
Community Member
2 months ago

Why? Just why...

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#14

Ok Maybe Im Just Missing The Aesthetic But Im Really Not Into It Made From Old Neck Tyes. Alot Of People In The Comments Liked It. I Wanted To Like It But... Maybe If The Colors Were Different? Idk Lol

Ok Maybe Im Just Missing The Aesthetic But Im Really Not Into It Made From Old Neck Tyes. Alot Of People In The Comments Liked It. I Wanted To Like It But... Maybe If The Colors Were Different? Idk Lol

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Kat
Community Member
2 months ago

It really might be the unmatching colors that ruin everything.

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#15

Just Look At This

Just Look At This

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Kat
Community Member
2 months ago

Another one I have no words for.

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According to the moderator team, the recent surge in very weird and often tasteless DIY experiments has to do with everyone being eager to sell homemade stuff before reflecting on how good their product is. “I think a lot of crafts from Pinterest fails and people selling their crafts as soon as they get a Cricut. Some people don’t understand that you need practice and time to improve before selling anything,” the spokesperson of the mod team concluded.

#16

I Have No Words...

I Have No Words...

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Davor Jelacic
Community Member
2 months ago

For 4 ill buy one and do it myself

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#17

My Mom And The Cake She Made For My Sister’s 21st Birthday.... It Was Supposed To Look Like The One On The Left

 My Mom And The Cake She Made For My Sister’s 21st Birthday.... It Was Supposed To Look Like The One On The Left

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Brad Pitt
Community Member
2 months ago

I appreciate the effort.

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#18

Found In The Wild On Market Place Handmade Sea Shell "Fountain"

Found In The Wild On Market Place Handmade Sea Shell "Fountain"

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Davor Jelacic
Community Member
2 months ago

Crafty

Jane S.
Community Member
2 months ago

That glue looks like someone REALLY liked the snails shells.

Uber Mensch
Community Member
2 months ago

Put down the hot-melt gun, and step away! Keep your hands where I can see them!

GaeFrog
Community Member
2 months ago

PTSD from my 5 minute craft phase....

Misstaken138
Community Member
2 months ago

Exactly my thought. They make it look so easy, but the actual results are usually nightmarish.

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Bacony Cakes
Community Member
2 months ago

sir that's reproductive fluid

Sewanee Citizen
Community Member
2 months ago

Idea: 9, Execution: "See me."

M O'Connell
Community Member
2 months ago

I've seen these done with resin as the water, and they can turn out pretty nice. Hot-melt glue is NOT resin :D

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Nikki Owens
Community Member
2 months ago

It looks like the snails secreted mucus.

Frozengeckolover
Community Member
2 months ago

Oooh, it's suppose to be a fountain. I just though the hot glue gun exploded.

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh dear god it's a seashell orgy

m squared
Community Member
2 months ago

when you're gluing shells together and the hot glue gets away from you, so you say f*** it, i'm making a waterfall

Susan Trevaskis-Owen
Community Member
2 months ago

Everyone's jumping on the use of hot glue here, but are we not going to mention that the base appears to be a CD?

Daniel Atkins
Community Member
2 months ago

Use what you got hot glue, extra shell, that 100 pack of blank cds you still have.

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Scagsy
Community Member
2 months ago

Glued the living s**t out of that.

Julia Atkinson
Community Member
2 months ago

Does anyone remember 'Regretsy', one of the funniest sites ever to grace the internet? This abomination would have fitted right in

FluffyGaming
Community Member
2 months ago

Eek

AspieGirl88
Community Member
2 months ago

Nah. Looks like someone just snotted all over it! 💀😂

Billy Maguire
Community Member
2 months ago

I wonder how much one is supposed to shell out for that!

Janet Knox
Community Member
2 months ago

Hot mess.

Ruth Beaty
Community Member
2 months ago

"I went to great effort to bring these damn smelly shells home from the beach and I am going to use them creatively, George. And make some money."

Slune
Community Member
2 months ago

Requisite from a porn movie

Charles Coward
Community Member
2 months ago

i mean, if a half decent plumber made it....

Karen Grace
Community Member
2 months ago

Put that down, it's snot nice! Yeah, looks more like snot than "water".

Yort
Community Member
2 months ago

Handmade hot glue gun disaster.

A Random Panda
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Use water, not glue. Then it might look nice.

Suzanne Clark
Community Member
2 months ago

Slime!!!

Crouching hippo hidden panda
Community Member
2 months ago

Some snails had an orgy here

DKS 001
Community Member
2 months ago

looks like the aftermath of a snail orgie (sorry, had to say it)

riley_is_trans_
Community Member
2 months ago

Gorgeous

Hollysmom
Community Member
2 months ago

Made by a 5 yr old

Beezel Palomar
Community Member
2 months ago

Bukkake shells.

Elsker
Community Member
2 months ago

That's what we get with all these crafts vids on YT

AndersM
Community Member
2 months ago

Jizz-snails

Erika Watson
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh god.. it's hot glue! Lol

King Joffrey
Community Member
2 months ago

What's the gunk? Glue?

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
2 months ago

It looks like hot glue or perhaps epoxy.

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AzKhaleesi
Community Member
2 months ago

That looks like something that was found in Ron Jeremy's estate sale

Reyes
Community Member
2 months ago

is that glue??

Miss Frankfurter
Community Member
2 months ago

Alien slime!!

Paradise
Community Member
2 months ago

They phucked up and are trying to sell it. Some looney will buy it

IAmBored12
Community Member
2 months ago

it’s kind of cool

kjorn
Community Member
2 months ago

crafted by Ron Jeremy himself!!

Samantha Power
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh dear! what unpleasant 'body' of water (looks more like snot)

Zena Marsh
Community Member
2 months ago

Shells are pretty, not sure about the 'water' though.

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
2 months ago

yuck!

Harris Fadhilah
Community Member
2 months ago

cum?

Brandy Grote
Community Member
2 months ago

That's not glue...

Personindaworld
Community Member
2 months ago

Hot glue as water? Hmmm....not to bad actually

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#19

Enjoy

Enjoy

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Golden Pharoah
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks like the normal spongebob episode..."Wonderful weather we're having" lol

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#20

Sigh. "Macrame"

Sigh. "Macrame"

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Sonja
Community Member
2 months ago

Bohemian? Like.. Czech? Cannot recognise anything Bohemian ..in this...

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#21

Just...why?

Just...why?

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Cats ToRiches
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks kinda comfy tbh...

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#22

But Why...

But Why...

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Kat
Community Member
2 months ago

That gives me nightmares.

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#23

$45 For Four Cinder Blocks And Two Planks Of Wood? What A Bargain. Can't Wait To See How It Ships

$45 For Four Cinder Blocks And Two Planks Of Wood? What A Bargain. Can't Wait To See How It Ships

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Brad Pitt
Community Member
2 months ago

What a ripoff!!!!!!!

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#24

The Caption Says It's An Elephant, Handmade Out Of Sea Shells. I Thought It Was A Very Weird Raw Chicken

The Caption Says It's An Elephant, Handmade Out Of Sea Shells. I Thought It Was A Very Weird Raw Chicken

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Kat
Community Member
2 months ago

Sometimes I want to write a comment and then I realize I can't find the right words. This is one of those times.

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#25

For When You Want Strangers To Stop You And/Or Just Immediately Call The Police For Animal Abuse

For When You Want Strangers To Stop You And/Or Just Immediately Call The Police For Animal Abuse

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Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
2 months ago

The talent is most definitely there because these cats look disturbingly real!

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#26

Facebook Marketplace Never Disappoints. This Thing Is Clearly Haunted

Facebook Marketplace Never Disappoints. This Thing Is Clearly Haunted

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Rick
Community Member
2 months ago

T&Cs: Ghosts of children past may visit you.

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#27

I Think I Found One!

I Think I Found One!

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Vorknkx
Community Member
2 months ago

...from a certain point of view.

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#28

Found In My Local Marketplace Group

Found In My Local Marketplace Group

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

This should not even be a thing.

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#29

Y’all

Y’all

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Kat
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks horrible

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#30

I Mean.. Im Lost For Words

I Mean.. Im Lost For Words

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Rick
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

WOW! That looks so professional...for Stoke-on-Trent...

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#31

This Belongs Here. I Don’t Know The Story Behind The Picture

This Belongs Here. I Don’t Know The Story Behind The Picture

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Sonja
Community Member
2 months ago

...and I don't want to know either.

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#32

I Was Leaving The Outlets Here In Orlando The Other Day And Was Parked Near This…… Someone Take Her Glue Gun Away Asap!

I Was Leaving The Outlets Here In Orlando The Other Day And Was Parked Near This…… Someone Take Her Glue Gun Away Asap!

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Zena Marsh
Community Member
2 months ago

Not too bad, actually.

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#33

Idk If This Has Made A Debut But I Feel Like This Belongs

Idk If This Has Made A Debut But I Feel Like This Belongs

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Davor Jelacic
Community Member
2 months ago

😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬

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#34

Is This A Craft? Idk. But I Hate It

Is This A Craft? Idk. But I Hate It

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

But you are clearly pro mould, moss and fungus.

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#35

I Paid Real American Dollars To An Etsy “Artist” For This Homemade “Cat” Soap, Meant To Be A Gift For My Daughter. My Daughter Politely Declined. Meow?

I Paid Real American Dollars To An Etsy “Artist” For This Homemade “Cat” Soap, Meant To Be A Gift For My Daughter. My Daughter Politely Declined. Meow?

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Brad Pitt
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks like a pig to be honest.

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#36

Astroturf Heels

Astroturf Heels

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soniacccccccccc
Community Member
2 months ago

I would wear those fr

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#37

An Earlier Post Reminded Me Of This Beauty My Mum Made My Nephew For His Birthday. It’s Supposed To Be Gollum With Eye Of Sauron

An Earlier Post Reminded Me Of This Beauty My Mum Made My Nephew For His Birthday. It’s Supposed To Be Gollum With Eye Of Sauron

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Sonja
Community Member
2 months ago

oh, thanks for the explanation. I have seen something else..and not proud about it now.

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#38

Saw This In My Piercing Shaming Group

Saw This In My Piercing Shaming Group

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Zena Marsh
Community Member
2 months ago

No.

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#39

Found On Local Marketplace. Crib Or Death Trap?

Found On Local Marketplace. Crib Or Death Trap?

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Fish Boden
Community Member
2 months ago

Death trap, is there really any question?

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#40

Note Cards

Note Cards

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No you didn't
Community Member
2 months ago

No thank you.

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