Hey party people!

We’re beginning a new feature here on At Creative Home. It’s called, “Can You Relate?” I’ll post a statement or share a story and you let me know if you can relate.

I asked the Parties for Pennies facebook followers how many hours per week they spent on Pinterest. Most said between 2 to 3 hours. Oh that beautiful vast board of ideas and inspiration. The brilliant organization tool that makes us swoon. All the pretty pictures, the food that always makes us crave chocolate-chip cookie covered oreos and the memes. The memes that have made more than one woman laugh out loud in the middle of her workday.

With our infatuation with Pinterest, come our best-laid efforts at trying to recreate those pinned masterpieces. Thus was born the Pinterest fail!

Instead of a work of art, we’re left with an unrecognized pile of craft accessories or ingredients. Thankfully, someone was thoughtful enough of our self-esteem to create a site dedicated to the laughable Pinterest fails!


My own Pinterest fail came due to a mere glance at a Pinterest dessert recipe. I saw the picture and thought, “I can recreate this chocolate and strawberry mousse-filled cake on my own…without the recipe.” As you can see, I nailed it.

I made this cake for a Bachelor finale viewing party. The cake to the right of it was what I actually ended up bringing. Most girls wouldn’t care. They’d grab a spoon and dig in but it was my pride that made me purchase the candy bar cake on the right. Our tummies were extremely grateful.

So…here’s the statement: “I have experienced a Pinterest fail and lived to tell about it.” Can YOU Relate?

Feel free to share in the comment section below!

P.S. We are not the Pinterest Project police. You will not be judged, mocked or publicly scorned. We may laugh WITH you but we’re all in the same boat! Just keep creating!

Until next time…Party On!