Buying stuff is so last year, thus more and more people turn to DIY projects for anything and everything they can. And with the help of the internet, many DIY craft tutorials are only a couple of clicks away - from holiday decorations and toys to clothes and makeup, all of that and so much more can be done at home. Or so they say at least.

With so many Do It Yourself tutorials flooding the Internet lately, you'd think people would have the hang of this DIY craft thing by now. They don't. They're still delivering some pretty epic fails, and it's still hilarious. We get that directions to even the easiest DIY are sometimes hard to follow. It's totally true that things rarely look the same as on the screen. Come on, though. Did these people even try?

Have a look, and a laugh, at some of the worst Pinterest fails we could find below. If your DIY project didn't go as planned either, add it to our list below, because there's no shame in funny fails if you at least put in 50% effort.

#1

Nothing Rhymes With Fire Orange

Nothing Rhymes With Fire Orange

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
4 years ago

This one is great!

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#2

Toddler Swing

Toddler Swing

Elizabeth in MI Report

Erkan Altınörs
Community Member
4 years ago

Best Sponge Bob cosplayer ever!

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#3

Lace Eggs

Lace Eggs

theNestatWindyCorner , Rebecca S. Report

Superluminal1
Community Member
4 years ago

You shell not succeed!

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#4

Nail Design Fail

Nail Design Fail

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AcousticGString
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks like the person on the right is bleeding oil

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#5

Winter Cap

Winter Cap

annymalla , Robyn Devine Report

Bluecat
Community Member
4 years ago

It's still better than what I could do...

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#6

Crochet Hippo Fail

Crochet Hippo Fail

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

looks more like a dildo to me

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#7

Autumn Leaf Candle Holder

Autumn Leaf Candle Holder

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Eglė Liubinaitė
Community Member
4 years ago

At first, i thought this jar was covered with meat :I

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#8

Swirl Nails Fail

Swirl Nails Fail

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Diana
Community Member
4 years ago

oh my god

sky blue
Community Member
4 years ago

Literally the words that came out of my mouth

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

you don't dip your toes in melted crayola... come on!

just a thought
Community Member
4 years ago

There's actually a technique called watermarble where you drop the nail polish in water and it floats ... You swirl it and then you dip your fingers or toes in it ... And you get your nails painted all good ! Or like the second one 😂😂😂

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Kat Blak
Community Member
4 years ago

You murdered unicorns with your toes?

Sitano Moto
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks like a rainbow barfed all over the place.

Cesi Baca
Community Member
4 years ago

This looks like it was done this bad on purpose just to get attention or maybe go viral. Way over the top,

Rob LeBlanc
Community Member
4 years ago

Damn. Those are some FUGLY hands!

Talise Snyder
Community Member
4 years ago

Simply Nailogical anyone?

Maya Chapman
Community Member
4 years ago

Yay

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Peter Lankton
Community Member
4 years ago

Nailed it!

Anna Feldman
Community Member
10 months ago

*Janice voice* OH MY GOD

Leoninus Fate
Community Member
4 years ago

Th.....They ...didn't even try.....they just smeared polish all over their toes, that's nowhere close to it

the derp king (Liam)
Community Member
4 years ago

My eyes are bleeding

The Cappy
Community Member
4 years ago

And you painted the whole length of the toes why exactly?

Cat Meow
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks like someone poured the polish all over their toes. No much for paining them, just pour 'em

M Kate McCulloch
Community Member
4 months ago

That's how I paint my nails...

Jane Alexander
Community Member
4 months ago

If you were trying to paint your fingernails, you missed.

Diane Phillips-Herman
Community Member
4 months ago

Toenails are too small for this effect anyway

SHYLAH CAFFERY
Community Member
2 years ago

WHY?!!!!!?!?!?!?!?

EM
Community Member
3 years ago

Paint bucket mishap?

TC
Community Member
3 years ago

Probably a chimp did that...

seewai thong
Community Member
3 years ago

Hah

Nostalgic Hyena
Community Member
4 years ago

I think a unicorn threw up on you..

🌟Jim Phoenix🌟
Community Member
4 years ago

Reality: DISASTER

Katherine Clayton
Community Member
4 years ago

Did a 5 year old attempt this???

gen o'connell
Community Member
4 years ago

Watermarbling is hard.

Janet Blasingame
Community Member
4 years ago

Seriously? A for effort TO fail.

Elise Staulen
Community Member
4 years ago

You really thought you could watermarble on your toes? -"yeah Why not?"

Jazmyn B (Jaz)
Community Member
4 years ago

This one looks like the person just got so frustrated they gave up on keeping it neat

Smitten Kitten
Community Member
4 years ago

That's me painting my nails normally 😂

Jeannie Carle
Community Member
4 years ago

Someone sure didn't follow directions properly. SMH

Darth Vader
Community Member
4 years ago

hahaha this really made me LOL

dmittie
Community Member
4 years ago

Needs to retake that 'coloring inside the lines' kindergarten course all over again

Kristine Phillips
Community Member
4 years ago

Didn't even try.

Jace
Community Member
4 years ago

For crying out loud, let it dry first!

Snarkygal
Community Member
4 years ago

Where do you find these losers?

Pamela Beuret
Community Member
4 years ago

Do you understand that you have to tape everything but the nails so this won't happen, right?

LaurieAnn Charest
Community Member
4 years ago

LOL

N Wing
Community Member
4 years ago

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Craftykit
Community Member
4 years ago

Do u know where ur nails start

Nicole
Community Member
4 years ago

nice try :O)

Notchimine Mette
Community Member
4 years ago

LOL!

Sydney Andrews
Community Member
4 years ago

Have you heard of drag marbling? Basically same(ish) effect but without water

Alexandrea Jamieson
Community Member
4 years ago

I have tried swirled nails. The reality should be expected.

Scribbles
Community Member
4 years ago

It looks like someone melted one of those rainbow lollipops!

gen o'connell
Community Member
4 years ago

Water Marbling is hard.

Lynn Lee
Community Member
4 years ago

How?...

Hanne Lien
Community Member
4 years ago

Nailed it!

Samantha
Community Member
4 years ago

Right, then you wash that part off, that's how it's supposed to look until you wash off the nail polish.

Just a Purpler
Community Member
4 years ago

...how...

Krystine Patterson
Community Member
4 years ago

Really, is the person is that retarded they can't keep the polish on their nails. A very deliberate stuff up.

Talise Snyder
Community Member
4 years ago

no i think this is water marble where you pour nail polish on top of a cup of water and the swirl it around to get different patterns. then you dip your fingers/toes in it to get it on your nails, but you have to put something on your skin so that you can remove the excess nail polish. clearly you don't know what you are talking about.

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Miguel Arista
Community Member
4 years ago

Kindergarten project #FAIL

Desi
Community Member
4 years ago

It looks like candy i don't know why

Socially Awkward
Community Member
4 years ago

Noooooooo

Hayley Lightcap
Community Member
4 years ago

This leaves me in a swirl of emotions

Iudith Coman
Community Member
4 years ago

Hahhah this is greatttt

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#9

Button Bowl

Button Bowl

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AcousticGString
Community Member
4 years ago

2nd one is more like an ash trey

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#10

Melted Crayon Art Attempt

Melted Crayon Art Attempt

megduerksen.typepad.com , craftfail.com Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

If you melt the crayons... the tape is going to melt too. And blending colors should usually NOT include brown, grey and black

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#11

Melted-Crayon Burning Rainbow

Melted-Crayon Burning Rainbow

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Stille20
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow! That is probably the worst result I've ever seen. *starts slow clap*

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#12

Eldregre Tie Knot Fail

Eldregre Tie Knot Fail

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Pi...
Community Member
4 years ago

Ooooh! Pretty! I've never seen a tie knot like this!

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#13

We Sent My Grandma A Pic Of The Snowman Tree Idea And She Came Up With This Disaster

We Sent My Grandma A Pic Of The Snowman Tree Idea And She Came Up With This Disaster

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
4 years ago

Keep it for Halloween

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#14

Dead Crocheted Birdie

Dead Crocheted Birdie

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

the birds killed themselves

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#15

First Attempt At Arm Knitting. I Made A Stylish Volleyball Net

First Attempt At Arm Knitting. I Made A Stylish Volleyball Net

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Bobbi Newell
Community Member
4 years ago

The knitting came out fine, for the most part. Just needs to be variegated yarn.

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#16

Drowning In Snowglobe

Drowning In Snowglobe

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Irawan
Community Member
4 years ago

The snowman inside bottom jar needs help! Somebody help him, please.

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#17

Leopard Eyeshadow Fail

Leopard Eyeshadow Fail

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

not bad, but... why?

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#18

It's Official, I Am No Good At Crafts

It's Official, I Am No Good At Crafts

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Eglė Liubinaitė
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks good enough for me :D

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#19

String Balloons Disaster

String Balloons Disaster

juicy-bits.typepad.com , Heather Report

Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

need more spaghettis

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#20

Glow Stick Balloons

Glow Stick Balloons

yankodesign.com , Robyn Gerow Report

Vanessa
Community Member
4 years ago

ahaha look at the one with 2 balls! Why would anyone hang this in his house oO

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#21

The Moment You Realize Your Failed Attempt At Garden Hands Is Speaking To You

The Moment You Realize Your Failed Attempt At Garden Hands Is Speaking To You

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Keyz Karanza
Community Member
4 years ago

That first one is FTW! The Shocker!!

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#22

Cute Little Paw Print Ornament Fail

Cute Little Paw Print Ornament Fail

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Mr. Curtis
Community Member
4 years ago

I guess the dog wasn't really cooperative

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#23

A Failed Attempt At Cut-Off Jean Shorts

A Failed Attempt At Cut-Off Jean Shorts

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Stille20
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow... maybe take 2 minutes to measure next time.

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#24

Hohoho Decoration Fail

Hohoho Decoration Fail

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Teija
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh oh oh!

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#25

Bottle Bottom Flowers

Bottle Bottom Flowers

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Superluminal1
Community Member
4 years ago

Is this how Picasso started?

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#26

Yarn Balloon Burst

Yarn Balloon Burst

blog.landofnod.com , craftfail.com Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

For the size of those little hands holding it, I'd say they did JUST FINE!

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#27

Sucky Socks

Sucky Socks

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Pi...
Community Member
4 years ago

I like how they've optimistically hung it out on the door!

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#28

Nice Try, Hot Lips

Nice Try, Hot Lips

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Cat Meow
Community Member
4 years ago

Why? Also, next time use the right sort of sprinkles.

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#29

Beware Of Leg Placement When Freezing An Elf

Beware Of Leg Placement When Freezing An Elf

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Eli Lonn
Community Member
4 years ago

well hes happy to see her.

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#30

It's So Easy, They Said. Simply Squeeze And The Dino Egg Soap Will Come Out In One Piece, They Said

It's So Easy, They Said. Simply Squeeze And The Dino Egg Soap Will Come Out In One Piece, They Said

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Lora Gibbs
Community Member
4 years ago

😂

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#31

Rainbow Roses Error

Rainbow Roses Error

alldaychic.com , pinterestfail.com Report

Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

albinos roses

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#32

Hedgehog Pin Cushion

Hedgehog Pin Cushion

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Jujube Wrangler
Community Member
4 years ago

Well I still think both are adorable!

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#33

Hair Updo Fail

Hair Updo Fail

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Cat Meow
Community Member
4 years ago

Trying this, you're just bound to fail unless you're a professional hairstylist

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#34

Calming Jar Fail

Calming Jar Fail

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

Turned a calming jar into a 'Frustration Jar'. I just want to reach into this photo and SHAKE it!

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#35

Beer Glass

Beer Glass

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Mungo Levett-Scrivener
Community Member
4 years ago

Clearly this guy has never tried to do this^^

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#36

Mcdonald’s Milk Jug Penguin

Mcdonald’s Milk Jug Penguin

repeatcrafterme.com , pinterestfail.com Report

Hseed
Community Member
4 years ago

Kill me.. Kill me now..

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#37

Melted Crayon Tree Art

Melted Crayon Tree Art

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Alex smith
Community Member
4 years ago

That's not bad

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#38

Galaxy Shoe Fail

Galaxy Shoe Fail

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
4 years ago

That's not so bad...well they look like the shoes I use when I do a paint job :-)

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#39

Wreath Woes

Wreath Woes

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

you need more corn. you el cheapo

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#40

Zombie Nails

Zombie Nails

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Eglė Liubinaitė
Community Member
4 years ago

At first i thought that those nails were burning

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#41

Eye Makeup Fail

Eye Makeup Fail

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
4 years ago

I agree, that's awful

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#42

Dog Toy Fail

Dog Toy Fail

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Angela Tilyard
Community Member
4 years ago

This is brilliant. This person should make lots and sell them as mutant dogs. I would!

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#43

Jacked Up Jack-O-Lantern

Jacked Up Jack-O-Lantern

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Stijn Vlasselaer
Community Member
4 years ago

the feathers are alright!

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#44

Cut Out Dress Failure

Cut Out Dress Failure

apairandasparediy.com , Tara Report

Eglė Liubinaitė
Community Member
4 years ago

When you buy clothes from internet :P

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#45

I Guess I Shouldn't Have Thrown Out The Directions

I Guess I Shouldn't Have Thrown Out The Directions

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Stille20
Community Member
4 years ago

You need parchment paper between the beads and the iron... this is actually a really easy craft. They just did it wrong

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#46

Origami Ain't My Thing

Origami Ain't My Thing

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Pandykinz
Community Member
4 years ago

I will not accept that rose.

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#47

Fork Bracelet Fail

Fork Bracelet Fail

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
4 years ago

nice try.... now you know that working metal is not easy at all

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#48

Camper Van Cushion

Camper Van Cushion

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

not that bad.

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#49

Denim Bascet Fail

Denim Bascet Fail

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Stijn Vlasselaer
Community Member
4 years ago

you probably need to do this around a frame. ... or add apples

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#50

Heart Braids Fail

Heart Braids Fail

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Cat Meow
Community Member
4 years ago

This wouldn't have been that much of a fail if her hair had been longer.

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