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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Pinterest Fail: Paper Flower Bowls


"Oh look how simple and cute that is! I've got to pin this and I'll try it before we next have friends over!" or "Oooh so pretty! I'll make these in just seconds before I host so-and-so's bridal shower!"

Lies and deception! Pinterest is full of them. 


Ok so that's the first attempt and I managed one good one but let me just tell you, it's not as simple as it looks! 

If you want to attempt this project, you'll need:
  • Scrapbook paper, I used 12"x12" size. You'll need 2 pieces per bowl
  • Ruler
  • Glue stick
  • Pencil
  • Compass
  • Scissors
  • Stapler


Pick two pretty pieces of scrapbook paper.

 Glue them together. Let them dry.

Find the center of the page, or as close as you can.

Use your compass and trace as large of a circle as you can. 

Cut the circle out.

Now cut the most wonky "flower petals" that you can. 

Now pull the sorry excused for petals together and staple them. 

If it doesn't work, pull out the staples and try again. Beautiful. 

Ok third time's the charm, right?

Now try again and actually cut even flower petals. This is another bad example. Don't cut 8 petals...it's too many. Cut 6. 

Staple the sides together. 

Ok so this worked...for the most part. It's functional, anyways. 

Alright, now for your third attempt, actually draw only 6 petals and carefully cut them out! 

Cut about a 1/2" line in between the petals. This helps them pull together better.

Don't staple them this high. 

It will look wonky. 

If that does happen, just pull out the staples and try again but lower.

Hey! That's not too bad!

Pretty cute, actually!


Moral of the story...don't believe everything you see on Pinterest! But don't worry, I'm here to try these seemingly simple projects and save you the time and disappointment! And hey, you can get a laugh out of my attempts too! 

So what do you think? Pinterest fail or success? Half-and-half?

Till next time,


  1. This was hilarious, Catherine! Thanks so much for sharing. I had a Pinterest fail last week when I tried to make reindeer pancakes. Look so easy on Pinterest, but couldn't get a pancake to make a. Perfect circle to save my life! And the bacon curled up, so it didn't look like antlers, either! I served it to the kids anyway, and they didn't know what it was!

    1. There will be plenty more Pinterest fails in my future I'm certain! I'll be sure to keep documenting them and posting them for all to see!

      Haha! At least with things like that, even if it does't look right, it still tastes great!


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