Cookies Not Pinterest-Worthy? Welcome To #PinterestFails
Tis the season for baking up treats that would make Martha Stewart cry
Pinterest has established itself as the go-to social media resource for creative wannabes, and with access to thousands of inspiring how-to’s, it’s not hard to feel invincible to decorating vulnerabilities. Twenty-five snowman cupcakes with marshmallow bodies, red licorice scarves on a pile of edible glitter? Easy. Getting your kid to sit still for a creative photo shoot involving a hazardous rope of fairy lights and glass ornaments scattered about? No big deal.
The end result of a Pinterest craft or cooking attempt isn’t always a replica of those pretty and perfect vertical pins. As a way to commiserate in failed experiments, crafters have been tagging their final products with #PinterestFail all over Instagram. Vocativ analysis also discovered the fantastic catchphrase #NailedIt, a self-deprecating way to explain to the world that hey, at least you tried.
Guess which one I made?! 😂 #pinterestfail A photo posted by Andrea Fiorini (@afiorini4) on
Nailed it! #pinterestfail #bakeitforward #nokidhungry #bbg #bbg1 #bbgfood A photo posted by Kat (@katbbg23) on
Can we talk about how much I fail at pinterest? #momwasright #lookslikepoop #gaveuponlife #pinterestfail A photo posted by .roro. (@ro.iwane) on
Nailed it!!! Thanks again @pinterest !!#pinterestfails A photo posted by @tocool1969 on
Looking to spread holiday cheer throughout your home? Don’t:
Using Pinterest to make Christmas presents #nailedit #pinterestfail #guessillgobuysomething #itlookedeasy A photo posted by Keri Danelle (@keridanelle) on
#PinterestFail haha ah well we had fun anyway! A photo posted by @lindsayroberts2504 on
And then there are the ones where people try and take artsy Christmas card photos, but the kids are just not having it:
Attempted to snap some pics of all three kids tonight. This about sums up how it went. 😂😳#pinterestfail A photo posted by Andrea Calvert (@deanashira) on