“It’s going to look amazing,” you think in your mind, as you start your latest creative project. But soon enough, you realize that your plans and reality barely overlap, and you’re left with something totally weird. The results are hilarious, even 'bad,' but it’d be a shame not to share them with everyone on the internet. Though in some cases, a few major 'mistakes' ironically lead to something even more soulful than what was supposed to be the outcome.

Welcome to r/nailedit, a subreddit that documents the funniest, most bizarre results that people got when trying to do something with their hands. Whether it’s baking, cooking, crocheting, or anything else that you like to do, you won’t always get it perfect. And when you (inevitably, at some point) get it disastrously wrong, it’s wonderful to share it with like-minded crafters online. Hey, at least you made someone laugh and brightened up your day with your monstrosity of a cake, right?

Scroll down for the best of r/nailedit, curated by us for all of you lovely Pandas. Don’t forget to upvote the pics that you enjoyed the most, and be sure to share them with your friends to help them start the week off with a smile: however tough things get, at least you’re having fun when it goes wrong. Oh, and if you’ve got some disaster crafts to share with us, you can tell us all about it or share a pic in the comment section.

Talented pie artist, baking expert, and the author of 'Pies Are Awesome,' Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin was kind enough to share her thoughts about how to get the results that we want, whatever we might be working on with our hands. In her opinion, baking and all sorts of crafting are like small performances. "You gotta prepare a bit in advance and get mentally in the zone before you dive in," she told Bored Panda.

#1

Tried Making A Felt Shark

Tried Making A Felt Shark

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Ryan Burns
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2 months ago

I like yours more

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According to pie artist Jessica, mental preparation before tackling whatever crafting project you tackle is vital. The process can be as simple or as complicated as you prefer. There's no one-size-fits-all approach.

"This can mean something as simple as making sure all your tools, ingredients, instructions, recipes, and cleaning supplies are available and to hand before you get started, all the way to actually sitting down and visualizing yourself going through the complete process of making the dish or craft," Jessica told Bored Panda.

Visualizing is a powerful tool in any crafter or baker's arsenal, and Jessica's a proponent of it. "I’m personally a big fan of taking 5 minutes to picture all the steps I’m about to take before I start baking a new work of Pie Art," she revealed to us.

#2

Saw This And Felt Like It Belongs Here

Saw This And Felt Like It Belongs Here

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LeighAnne Brown-Pedersen
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2 months ago

This is waaay better than the original.

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#3

I’m Not Even Mad… It’s Too Funny To Be Mad

I’m Not Even Mad… It’s Too Funny To Be Mad

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Madison Feehan
Community Member
2 months ago

I cannot be the only person who thinks this looks amazing!

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"I can’t tell you how many times I’ve realized that I’ve forgotten a key ingredient or step in watching myself in my mind go through the motions! And it’s kind of meditative too," she explained that the added benefit is that it puts you into a calm, centered space. That way, you're far less likely to rush about and make mistakes. The odds of you getting hurt are also reduced because you know what you need to do, and what's going to happen.

However, visualizing might not be up everyone's alley. Worry not, Pandas, for there are other ways to get in the 'zone' before you start your next project.

"If you’re not into visualizing, you can get a similar effect by writing out lists of every little step you will be taking in your project, and even making a list of things that could go wrong and what you’ll do about it if it occurs," pie artist Jessica explained that this way you're aware of the solutions to problems way in advance.

#4

'veiled Virgin' By Giovanni Strazza

'veiled Virgin' By Giovanni Strazza

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Lazy Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

Breathtaking likeness.

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#5

The First Cake I’ve Made In Years May Have Been A Bit Ambitious

The First Cake I’ve Made In Years May Have Been A Bit Ambitious

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That other Panda
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2 months ago

I think it has CHARACTER

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#6

My Friends And I Held Our First Monthly #nailedit Competition. We All Tried To Replicate The Middle Cake!

My Friends And I Held Our First Monthly #nailedit Competition. We All Tried To Replicate The Middle Cake!

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Lazy Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

Some impressive efforts there! (Not talking to you, lower left corner)

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There's always room for experimentation and a 'jazz'-like approach when it comes to making food. But if you're pressed for time and results, then you need to rely on getting everything in order.

"Winging it and diving in can be great fun when it comes to creative projects, and you can learn a lot through experimentation and failure… but sometimes the stakes are a bit higher and you just have to get it right the first time. For example, baking your best friend’s wedding dessert, or completing an expensive commission for a client. That’s when that bit of extra effort upfront will pay off big time!"

The r/nailedit subreddit is practically ancient. Founded all the way back in the late November of 2010, it’s been around for nearly 12 years. There’s only one moderator running the place, but they do use the Auto Moderator for help.

#7

These Panda Cookies I Made For My Niece’s Birthday Have Seen Some S**t

These Panda Cookies I Made For My Niece’s Birthday Have Seen Some S**t

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Erihapeti Swampwitch
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2 months ago

Actually, they're good!

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#8

For My Sons Fourth Birthday I Carved A Watermelon Dinosaur Head! It Didn’t Come Out That Bad (Mine Is On The Bottom)

For My Sons Fourth Birthday I Carved A Watermelon Dinosaur Head! It Didn’t Come Out That Bad (Mine Is On The Bottom)

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Iridescent-Aurora
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2 months ago

I… would consider this a huge win.

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#9

Nailed It! On The Second Try

Nailed It! On The Second Try

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

Awesome job!

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We firmly believe that the r/nailedit online community deserves a lot more attention than it’s getting because the content the members share is top-notch. At the time of writing, there were 54.2k dedicated r/nailedit fans. Hopefully, the community will expand in the future. The subreddit is too good for it to remain a niche group.

Here at Bored Panda, we’re mega fans of crafting and creativity of all kinds. We love it when people turn their dreams into reality and use their imagination powers for Good. However, crafting of any kind demands patience, precision, dedication, and a willingness to fail over and over again till you get good.

#10

I Actually Did Try. That’s The Saddest Part

I Actually Did Try. That’s The Saddest Part

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Johan van Luijn-Hermans
Community Member
2 months ago

For a first try, this is fine, you will get there eventually.

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#11

When Your Husband Insists On Attempting A Portrait Of You

When Your Husband Insists On Attempting A Portrait Of You

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Dre Mosley
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2 months ago

It's an abstract, LMAO.

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#12

I Think I Did Something Wrong

I Think I Did Something Wrong

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Debbie Barnes
Community Member
2 months ago

I would be very proud if I made that.. Not bad at all.. :)

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At times, that can be slightly demotivating. Especially if you feel like you’re giving it all you’ve got and the results still end up frightening your neighbors and the internet. That’s when an outside perspective might help reignite your motivation and help you develop your totally rad skills.

On a positive note, the net’s chock full of friendly folks who can’t wait to help anyone still green with their crafting troubles.

One such community is r/crochet, an incredibly bubbly and brilliant online community. Bored Panda spoke to one of the moderators during an earlier interview. In short, if you want to try something with your hands and don’t want to go for cooking, it’s best to start off with a crocheting project. It’s very beginner-friendly (and it’ll give you the chance to make a tiny Baby Yoda doll.)

#13

Oh God. What Have I Done?

Oh God. What Have I Done?

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Ryan Burns
Community Member
2 months ago

They look pretty happy

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#14

Cookie Monster Cupcakes

Cookie Monster Cupcakes

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C. D. McCullum
Community Member
2 months ago

These are adorable.

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#15

Melania Trump Statue In Slovenia. Nailed It!

Melania Trump Statue In Slovenia. Nailed It!

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Johan van Luijn-Hermans
Community Member
2 months ago

I like the one on the right

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"Crochet is definitely the most beginner-friendly between crochet, knitting, and sewing. This is because, in part, it’s the easiest to rip apart (called frogging) and go back to fix a mistake," the r/crochet moderator explained.

#16

Thinking My Early Wake Up To Do This Nails It

Thinking My Early Wake Up To Do This Nails It

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Ansi
Community Member
2 months ago

That' cute!

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#17

How To Upcycle A Meat Grinder

How To Upcycle A Meat Grinder

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That other Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

Cool!!!

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#18

Accidentally Made A Vagina Cake For My Friend's Birthday. (It Was Supposed To Be A Geod)

Accidentally Made A Vagina Cake For My Friend's Birthday. (It Was Supposed To Be A Geod)

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Ryan Burns
Community Member
2 months ago

Why does it just say birth

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"Most beginners often find difficulty in knowing where to place the hook in each stitch and figuring out how to coordinate holding the yarn, hook, and work all at the same time!" they explained that crocheting isn’t without its challenges, despite being quite easy to get into. Though what craft doesn’t have a learning curve? Anything worth doing requires at least some patience.

#19

This Epic Bob Ross Chia Pet

This Epic Bob Ross Chia Pet

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Elsker
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks like you got the trump-edition instead of bob ross

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#20

Superimposing Elsa Onto A Horses Head? Nailed It!!

Superimposing Elsa Onto A Horses Head? Nailed It!!

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whodunnitfan2013
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2 months ago (edited)

It's a baboon in Elsa costume and makeup!

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#21

Nailed It

Nailed It

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That other Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

Cute…

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Crocheting and knitting are quite similar, but sewing is a whole other ball game entirely. "They’re both yarn crafts that create fabric. Other similarities include knowing how to count stitches and read written patterns. There is no real crossover with sewing, except perhaps that advanced sewers may have an advantage in understanding how garments drape and fit," the expert told Bored Panda.

#22

I Shouldn't Be Allowed To Try

I Shouldn't Be Allowed To Try

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Pilla Lonn
Community Member
2 months ago

The bottom right one will haunt me!

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#23

Stuffed Snake Pizza. Nailed It!

Stuffed Snake Pizza. Nailed It!

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Jonas Grinevičius
BoredPanda Staff
2 months ago

s n e k

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#24

I Need Smaller Piping Tips

I Need Smaller Piping Tips

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Lazy Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

It’s still pretty!

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“Learning to crochet, like everything else, has a learning curve! Luckily, it’s pretty easy to get started—all you really need is a hook and a skein of yarn," they said that it’s easy to pick up. There’s a lot of info out there on how to start crafting, and it’s all very easily accessible.

#25

My Daughter And I Made Baby Yoda Macarons

My Daughter And I Made Baby Yoda Macarons

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LeighAnne Brown-Pedersen
Community Member
2 months ago

Honestly, not bad

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#26

I Have A Baking Competition Today. This Is My First Time Ever Baking A Cake. I Think I’m Going To Win

I Have A Baking Competition Today. This Is My First Time Ever Baking A Cake. I Think I’m Going To Win

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Rose the Cook
Community Member
2 months ago

Call it trifle cake, I'm sure it tastes good.

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#27

Tried To Make A Cake To Immortalize My Cat, I Have Not Stopped Laughing

Tried To Make A Cake To Immortalize My Cat, I Have Not Stopped Laughing

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Will Cross
Community Member
2 months ago

This is a nice visual of how chaotic cats can be. Well done!

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"Most people find it easiest to learn from YouTube videos, and they are a fantastic resource for learning new stitches and patterns. There are also some wonderful books out there that can teach every conceivable stitch—you want to look for something called a 'crochet stitch dictionary' or similar. Other than that, have fun and don’t be afraid to experiment!”

#28

Birthday Cake Attempt This Weekend

Birthday Cake Attempt This Weekend

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Madison Feehan
Community Member
2 months ago

Top version: the dog. Bottom version: what comes out of the dog 💩.

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#29

Uncanny Resemblance

Uncanny Resemblance

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Bored Batgirl
Community Member
2 months ago

My god it has teeth

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#30

My Wife Started Painting Ornaments For Christmas, And Only Realized After She Finished This Bird That She Did It Upside Down

My Wife Started Painting Ornaments For Christmas, And Only Realized After She Finished This Bird That She Did It Upside Down

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Camilla Koutsos
Community Member
2 months ago

Stick it at the top, instead of a star or angel. It's beautiful.

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Remember, Pandas, there are no mistakes. Not really. Just happy accidents that can brighten up someone's day regardless of how (un)masterfully you did something. Don't be shy, share some of your own funny fails in the comments. And remember: we've all been there. Nobody's born a crafting pro.

#31

Poodle Cut. Nailed It

Poodle Cut. Nailed It

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Ryan Burns
Community Member
2 months ago

Poor thing

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#32

I Wanted To Make Mrs. Potts And Chip. I Nailed It

I Wanted To Make Mrs. Potts And Chip. I Nailed It

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Johan van Luijn-Hermans
Community Member
2 months ago

That teapot should stay away from drugs!

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#33

My 5-Year-Old Nephew Knocked This One Out Of The Park!

My 5-Year-Old Nephew Knocked This One Out Of The Park!

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Sofie Carmine
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks like Pooh got into the chimney

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#34

I Didn't Follow The Pattern

I Didn't Follow The Pattern

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Ryan Burns
Community Member
2 months ago

Maybe white wasn't the best choice for a pointy hood.

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#35

This Figurine Of Hermione Granger At Universal Studios

This Figurine Of Hermione Granger At Universal Studios

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
2 months ago

she looks slightly drunk

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#36

Good Lord

Good Lord

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Sa Ruuu
Community Member
2 months ago

Be sure to not trip going up the jairs

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#37

Failed Af

Failed Af

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Debbie Barnes
Community Member
2 months ago

Little aliens turned into Shrek... Win, win!.. Ha, ha, ha...

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#38

This "Up-Cycled" Hot Water Bottle Necklace

This "Up-Cycled" Hot Water Bottle Necklace

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Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh dear

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#39

West Elm Mistro Tray That Was Just Delivered After A 6 Month Backorder

West Elm Mistro Tray That Was Just Delivered After A 6 Month Backorder

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Susana Manso-Donikian
Community Member
2 months ago

Hope you got your money back!

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#40

I Tried To Do This Thing I Saw On Instagram Where You Dehydrate Strawberries In The Oven And They 'Taste Like Twizzlers" ... Nailed It

I Tried To Do This Thing I Saw On Instagram Where You Dehydrate Strawberries In The Oven And They 'Taste Like Twizzlers" ... Nailed It

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Camilla Koutsos
Community Member
2 months ago

Lower temps are best with sweet stuff. Sugar burns like crazy.

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#41

I Tried To Make My Daughter A Mickey Mouse Cake

I Tried To Make My Daughter A Mickey Mouse Cake

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Saint Thomas
Community Member
2 months ago

It may not look like Mickey, but it's still a fun cake.

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#42

Dropped An Egg #nailedit

Dropped An Egg #nailedit

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh kitty... what have they done to you??

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#43

Thought My Play Dough Skills Were Better Than I Anticipated...

Thought My Play Dough Skills Were Better Than I Anticipated...

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Sofie Carmine
Community Member
2 months ago

I actually like it very much

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#44

Yup!

Yup!

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Ryan Burns
Community Member
2 months ago

Nailed the fence

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#45

Should I Show My Girlfriend To Her Portrait ?

Should I Show My Girlfriend To Her Portrait ?

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That'sEndorable
Community Member
2 months ago

Is she going to wonder why you drew Frida Kahlo?

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#46

From The Ice Cream Truck

From The Ice Cream Truck

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Lizzie Smith
Community Member
2 months ago

If you put a sea sponge in a blender and then leave the resulting gloop alone, the cells will eventually reorganise themselves back into a sponge. This one is half way there.

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#47

Donald Duck Birthday Cake

Donald Duck Birthday Cake

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Kathi Schäffer
Community Member
2 months ago

If you say so ;)

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#48

Ewwwwwwww

Ewwwwwwww

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

Cozy and warm? Yes! Full of nasty bacteria? Also yes!

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#49

I Made An Interesting Ring From An Old National Geographic Article

I Made An Interesting Ring From An Old National Geographic Article

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Lazy Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

Why???

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#50

Well... I Tried

Well... I Tried

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Pilla Lonn
Community Member
2 months ago

And, you're still alive 😁

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