Pinterest gives the do-it-yourself-challenged false hope. It’s always been suspect to me that someone who figured out how to do something could perfectly re-articulate, exactly how they did it in a few bullet points. Who hasn’t tried following a Pinterest project’s directions precisely, only to find the result looks nothing like the glamorous, perfectly lit photograph.
Some of the crafts do actually work but many of them require a level of expertise or informed thinking that us beginners just don’t have. These 20 epic Pinterest fails show what happens when DIY goes terrible wrong. Just wait until you see those cutoff shorts. That poor, poor girl turned her jeans into a thong. Oh, the horror!