Pinterest is great for the super crafty among us, but the rest of us can sometimes get lost. If you're not usually crafty or you're just starting out, failing early can be discouraging. Some projects look super simple but turn out to be, well, less so. That super cute whatever you tried to make is starting to look like a good candidate for that "Pinterest Win/Fail" thread on Reddit, leaning more to the fail side. Why not scrap it and try one of these? We know you're no quitter, but enough is enough, right?
Getting Your Hair To Look Awesome Without Tears Of Grief
via Martha Stewart
This is a great way to style your hair where it looks natural yet professionally styled. There are few hair ideas on Pinterest that really work but this one does for sure.
Getting The Kids To Eat Anything
via Raspberry Kids
If your kids scoff at the mere suggestion of eating something off the McDonald's menu, you may have a difficult time introducing them to things like sushi. Start them off with things that look like the food you want them to eat and go from there. These are rice crispy and gummy sushi rolls! Yum!
It's Not As Krazy As It Sounds
Krazy glue sticks things together better than anything else. Often, it sticks things together that don't belong but when you get it in the right place—it's glorious (insert 'that's what she said' joke). This miracle substance is perfect for sealing small open wounds
Scratch No More
via No Don't Pin That
This is a great way to fix a CD that skips! Where was this in the 90s when it mattered? Anyways, better late then never.
Genius Is Simple, Plain And Simple
via DIY & Crafts
This brilliant idea not only prevents disastrous messes but re-purposes land-filling plastic bottles. That bottle you reused did not have to go pollute the earth right after its intended purpose has been fulfilled. Save the day for every bag-dwelling food in your pantry and rest easy knowing spills won't be in your future.
For All Those Necklaces You Broke
via Pretty Chick Blog
This is a great way to recycle your broken pieces and give them new life so fresh, peeps be thinkin' you bought it. This is so simple, you could do it with the stuff you find around your house.
Bows That Will Make You Proud Of Yourself
via Pin Me
Forks are a not just for eating in this wonderful world that is Pinterest. Here is a fool-proof way to make a small bow when you have a little bit of ribbon and even less time; this is your saving grace of finishing touches.
Flip Pottery Barn The Bird
via City Farm House
These placements are stupid-easy to make and cost next to nothing. You can twirl these together in a couple hours, literally less time then it would take for you to drive to the mall, park, find Pottery Barn, buy these with your hard-earned money and drive home.
Never Buy Dryer Sheets Again!
via Facebook / Living On A Coupon
Dryer sheets are expensive and a huge problem for the environment. Ever wonder where those little white sheets go after you toss them? That's right, landfill. This is a great way to help the environment while helping yourself smell and feel soft all day long.
The Thrifty Gardner
via Pinterest / Melissa Paone | For What It's Worth
If you've ever put down mulch and paid attention, you know how easily weeds can and will take over. One season, tops! There are special barriers you can buy at garden stores by the roll, but those cost money and who wants to make the trip? Nobody. Just reach into that recycling bin, grab some newspaper and lay'er down before throwing your mulch down.
Orajel Does ACTUALLY Soothe Mosquito Bites
via Smart Canucks
This stuff is for more than teething babies and canker soars. Dab this magical topical wonder and feel the relief of itch-less skin and the knowledge that you forever hold the key to your own summertime happiness.
For Those Among Us Who Love Red And Blue Like The Matrix
via Wacky Lacki
This is an awesome trick and it's hard to believe we all had to suffer stains or mask them in a new color all this time. All this time, toothpaste be sitting by thinkin', "I could help with that," and we just never listened to those helpful whispers. Well, someone did and put in on Pinterest so try it and love it like we do!
If You Can Make Wrap Twine, You're Hired
An accent piece of jewelry is the key to any neutral outfit. The step further is making it a conversation piece. How? Make it yourself! This easy-as-pie, step-by-step tutorial can make bragging about your skills a possibility for this weekend's party.
You could put your...pendant in there.
via Pin Me
What a cute and organic way to present something precious. No proposal could be as easy to hid as this one. Just imagine walking through the forest in the fall and before you know it, he's on one knee with a walnut in his hand and you're puzzled till the very last moment. No premature reaction-stifling here!
If You're In College, Don't Waste Money On Glasses...Make 'Em
Whatever your poison, make your own branded beer glasses and win the dorm-dwelling game. Next time you finish a case, try this project (maybe not right away...let the booze wear off first)
Please drink responsibly
Finally, Something For All Those Beach Shells
via YouTube / The Hackster
Few things are as exciting as coming across a really good shell while strolling down the beach. The only problem is what to do with them after bringing them home? This idea is so simple, anyone can successfully pull it off. All you need is a hot plate, tea lights and your beloved shells.