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10 of the Craziest Pinterest Ideas Ever

by Jill Smokler on December 24, 2012 at 8:18 AM

I made a vow last year to stay away from Pinterest because it made me feel so badly about myself. Little by little, though, I've found my way back. Last week, I let my son convince me to conduct a series of experiments, which of course completely flopped. The week before, I attempted an "easy" chocolate cake which nobody in my house would even eat. And the week before that, I actually bought glass bottles to house my dish soap in. How did I allow this to happen?!?

Where Pinterest is concerned, I'm trying to learn my limits. It's great for inspiration, but for moms like me, can also be the ultimate disaster. Here are ten ideas I'll most definitely be staying away from ...

1. Thumbtack Wreath.This actually caught my eye until I saw what it was made of. If I were to attempt this, I would end up with band-aids on all ten fingers and it would still look like crap.

2. Handmde Monster Patches. Adorable? Absolutely. But for someone who can barely sew a button, this would take me a week. And then my kid would refuse to wear the jeans.

3. Balloon Dart Board. Candy + balloons + darts sounds like a recipe for disaster to me. Seriously, Martha?


4. Unicorn Poop. Because, um, ewww.

5. Piñata Cookies. For the mom who has 24 free hours on her hands to make them.

6. Homemade Heart Pop-Tarts. Don't they sell these things at a grocery store?

7. Hello Kitty Sushi. I simply have no words for this one.

8. Artistic Pancakes. Personally, I find Ego's more appetizing.

9. Veggie Christmas Tree. If I made this and my children still didn't eat their broccoli, heads would roll.

10. Glitter Balloons.You know how glitter gets EVERYWHERE? And how balloons ALWAYS pop? The combination is one of the worst ideas ever. 


What's the most ridiculous Pinterest pin you've ever seen?

Filed Under: handmades, inspirations


  • cmjaz


    December 24, 2012 at 8:21 AM
    Lol. So so true!
  • bills...


    December 24, 2012 at 8:23 AM

    The pinata cookies are cute, the hello kitty sushi is way too much for me.  I have just figured out Pintrest.  Did you know that there is about 40 different ways you can make garlic crock pot chicken. lolol

  • poshkat


    December 24, 2012 at 9:22 AM
    I like all of them except the glitter balloon. Glitter is my kryptonite. It's the herpes of the craft world.
  • Estel...


    December 24, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    hahaha Poshkat. I lol'd. 

  • kelli...


    December 24, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    I love all of the repinned posts that are completely wrong, whether the pinner realizes it, or not.

    For example, I once saw some wax figure of a human hand.  It was neat enough, I guess.  But the person who had pinned it (or repinned it) said something to the effect of:  "Pour wax into a latex glove, and let harden.  I'm so doing this!" 

    Another one I like casts a shadow of Peter Pan in a girl's bedroom.  It's a sticker decal that looks like a shadow.  The caption reads:  "Peter Pan cutout of paper glue to top of lampshade."  Great, if you want to not work AND set your daughter's room on fire.

  • buffa...


    December 24, 2012 at 10:34 AM
    Pop tarts are super easy to make and you know It's real fruit inside. Ps I am awful at cooking and mine turned out well...only reason I know they must be easy!
  • the4m...


    December 24, 2012 at 10:42 AM
    I'm soooo doing the monster patches on my boys' jeans! That's awesome!
  • xiolxuo


    December 24, 2012 at 12:46 PM
    Maybe you're just not crafty. I love cooking and baking so the recipes I find aren't hard... You have to know your limit. Pinterest is a lovely site but of course some people pin stupid things sometimes.
  • Tina
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    December 24, 2012 at 3:38 PM
    I get really tired of seeing the pin about making "homemade glitter" by mixing sugar or salt with food coloring and baking it. I think those are called sprinkles.
  • tuffy...


    December 24, 2012 at 6:19 PM
    I did monster patches on my oldest's pants a few times when he was little. I doubt I will ever get tired of that.
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