We love Pinterest! We get tons of inspirational ideas, whether we're gathering home design ideas, finding cute pet pictures, or learning smart DIYs. But when you actually decide to try one of those stunning projects, sometimes things don't go as planned. We found a few Pinterest fails — from failed cleaning tips to crafts that just don't seem to work — that might make you feel better the next time your DIY  doesn't look so stellar.
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The comment on this Instagram snap says it all.
"Pinterest glass cutting technique = HUGE FAILURE! We tried four times, and this did not work for us!"
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Orange Peel Candle
If you've been on Pinterest, you have seen the orange peel candle. Well, we found proof that this DIY  might not be all it's pinned out to be.
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No Wine For You
It looks like a wine opener is actually the best way to open up a bottle.
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Get the Right Stuff
This DIYer learned the hard way that investing in the right materials is a smart idea.
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Another popular Pin is the doily lamp that seems so effortless to pull off. Well, here's proof that it's not that easy.
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Chalk on Oil Stains
We found this tip on Pinterest and had to give it a try. We weren't super impressed with the chalk-on-oil-stains  results.
Yeah, melting wax in a microwave isn't the smartest thing to do — especially if you forget about it! Make your own double boiler  instead.
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Scented Candle Gone Wrong
Yeah, these candles don't look like they're ready to waft a wonderful scent.
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Remember to double-check your project layout!
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Plastic gloves are a must when doing any crafty dyeing.
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It was a good attempt.
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No string eggs this year.
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When spot cleaning goes wrong.
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Sometimes even string-wrapped sticks don't work out the way you would hope. Darn Pinterest.
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Here's another DIYer that had high hopes for a Pinterest project and was sadly disappointed when the project didn't deliver.
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What Went Wrong?
And sometimes a Pinterest fail turns into a cry for help — like when this project that didn't go as planned.
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More Than Expected
And the moment you realize the project is going to need much more time than expected — and materials!
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Red + Green = Brown
Although it looks so easy on Pinterest, the actual creation of those beautiful multicolored holiday ornaments is a bit tricky.
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Yes, an adorable idea, but this DIYer learned it's a good idea to measure twice before starting any new project.
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Yup, it's always a good idea to follow the directions to ensure bad things don't happen.
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Not the Same
And we all know Pinterest pictures always set us up for defeat.
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Sometimes colorblocking doesn't go as planned.
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Don't Try This at Home
Yeah, using your toaster sideways to make grilled cheese isn't a smart idea.
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Hey, at least it's glowing!
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These are supposed to be wire Christmas trees. Oh well.
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Not So Puffy
We know DIYing can be challenging, but hang in there!
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But good effort!
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Not Working Right
This string-wrapped wreath wasn't willing to live up to its Pinterest awesomeness.
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Another example of a DIY  that benefits from proper material usage.
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It's colorful — but it's no rainbow cake.
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Sadly, sometimes a dye job just doesn't work.
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Not So Pretty
Making the perfect eggs-contained-in-cut-peppers isn't as easy as it looks.
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Another cooking disaster that didn't turn out as planned.
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Good Idea, But . . .
Using shower-liner hooks sounded like a good idea, but the hanger just doesn't want to cooperate.
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Melted crayons on canvas look so cool until things catch fire.
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Those adorable little chocolate bowls look so easy! Oh well.
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Practice Makes Perfect
It's always a good idea to give projects a practice run before starting.
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