Craft Fail


The actual time that I have for a good craft project is severely lacking, but that doesn’t stop me from “pinning” away like crazy on pintrest.  My list of dream projects is growing by the minute.

This mirror stole my heart and I immediately knew that I wanted to recreate it in my kitchen.

Adorable, right?

So I bought all the supplies, rolled up my sleeves and got going.  The red spoons I bought weren’t quite the right shade of red…so spray paint to the rescue.  Yes.  I spray painted 150 plastic spoons.  The mirror I purchased as a party store.  I used hot glue to attach the spoons to the mirror.

All went well…at first.  Joe helped me hang the mirror (not something easy to do when the exterior edge is covered with hot glued plastic spoons).  It was hung perfectly so I quickly grabbed the window cleaner and wiped the finger prints away.  We stepped back to admire our handy work and LITERALLY 4 seconds later about 5 spoons fell off.  Plink, plink, plink.  AND the plinking hasn’t stopped.  Daily.  We’ll be quietly sitting in the living room and “plink, plink, plink”…followed by some groaning on my part.  I’ll close to door to the garage and “plink, plink, plink”.  This what is currently hanging in my kitchen.

Mirror Fail

I’ll be trying to find another glue option is weekend…otherwise I’ll be patching the holes created to hang the mirror.

One entertaining thing is that the girls have decided to take the spoons when they fall to decorate the potted plants.  So our plants all have spoons planted in the soil.


10 Responses to “Craft Fail”

  1. Ron Says:

    “Gorilla Glue.”. I’ll bring some Thursday night. Beware … Just a DAB as it expands when it dries.

  2. Robin Fisher Vierling Says:

    I think e600 would be perfect! I would be careful with that Gorilla, its like cryptinite foam when it hardens. My enemy.

  3. Aimee @ Says:

    Lol, Kelli! This is precisely why I don’t do crafts so much. Plink, plink, plink…

  4. illinigirl Says:

    I thought you were going to say that the girls were using the spoons to eat when they fell. Good to know they were just using them as another form of decor. . . 😉

  5. judysnotes Says:

    Bummer… looked so good when it was all together!!

  6. Bella Says:

    We used the spoons to play “Pop Star Restaurant” the other night while you were gone. They came in handy. Rest assured the spoons were not a total waste in that regard.

  7. Jan Says:

    I love that your girls have inherited your artsy nature. 🙂 I must say I’m surprised that the hot glue is failing you.

    And please explain pinterest to me sometime. I’ve tried going there and what I see there makes me hyperventilate, and not in a good way.

  8. Bethany Says:

    Oh please, make a side-by-side-frame photo of the “supposed to be” and the “actually” and pin THAT on pinterest. I will repin it, I promise!! 🙂 I believe that 99.9% of us are pinning great ideas, trying to create those ideas with dubious results, and never seeing the TRUE side of pinterest-inspired-crafts! 🙂 Just ask Ryan about my mad crafting SKILLS- heh eheheh 🙂

  9. tiffanynevil Says:

    Will you post a pic of the redo? We’ve gotta have some redemption crafts here.

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