How to make a DIY #FAILURE a success
It was during The 12 Days of Christmas. And I had this amazing idea to make a snowflake cutlery ornament.
Don’t let the above amazingness fool you now. We aren’t quite done yet.
I had collected all these vintage forks, knives and spoons.
But I rather lucked out. There was a spoon wind chime needing something to do, so I used the spoons with the predrilled holes in the handles as the one that would hang the works.
Each utensil was layered at the join and flipped around until they sat as flat and natural as possible.
Being ‘that ultimate repurposer’, I chose to hot glue them so I could pry them apart after Christmas and use them over again. Genius, right?
I shot the works with spray snow to cover the glue and called it done! Perfection!
These were going to be gorgeous on my 7 garland twigged out Christmas tree!
So that night, I hung a few up in my kitchen windows for fun and head to bed pretty pumped about it all.
While in bed, I kept hearing something but kinda shrugged it off. Cats playing I’m sure.
CLANG. CLANG. CLANG. CLANGCLANG.
In the morning, all that’s left were hanging spoons gently swaying in the air.
Not desiring a spoon themed Christmas tree, I moved on to….
It all started innocently enough. This thing was going to be AMAZING.
And then I even came up with a VERY Christmas version! I was ready to quit the day job after this baby.
And then I stepped back, scratched my head and asked,
“What IS IT?!”
It was SUPPOSED to be a junk star. But instead, It’s a Junk A. Or maybe since I’m Canadian, Junk Eh?
Or is it a Junk Eh Star?
Star Junk Eh?
The next day the rolling pin nearly flattened my foot as it fell off. What a fabulous ending to that mess.
Right about this time I decided to quit while I was (clearly not) ahead, and gut a cupboard instead. I #DIDNOTFAIL on this one as you can see.
But… duty calls. Back to work…
Remember my bathroom shelves? Looks easy enough, right?
This was my first draft. I was so stunned I had to take a picture. With my mouth open the entire time in utter shock.
Do you get all pouty like when a project doesn’t turn out? I do!
But I generally just
gut a cupboard chill for a bit then tackle it or something else later. The show must go on after all.
How to make a DIY #FAILURE a success? Easy.
Don’t take an oops! for a final answer.
How do failures make you feel? How do you climb out of your own slump?