We’ve laughed our way through the last month reading all of the hilarious craft bloopers you have submitted, and it’s finally time to announce a winner!! From sleeves sewn to neck openings to spray painted styrofoam disintegrating, we’ve all shown that we can laugh at our mistakes, and we’re not alone! Thank you to everyone who entered, your stories were so entertaining. However, there can only be one randomly selected winner. Congratulations to… Janice from Enterprise FL, who won a $100 Gift Certificate to CreateForLess!
Here is Janice’s Winning Entry:
I forgot to pull the gate across the door of my sewing room before I went to work, and 2 of my Afghan Hounds decided to play with my 50 yard rolls of velcro. They had it stretched from my sewing room all through the house.It looked like a big spider web!! It is still in a big ball.
And to put an extra big smile on everyone else’s face, here are some of our favorite entries from this year:
Saundra F. Staten Island, NY:
Midway through any project, I will stop, and make myself a cup of tea!. On this particular day, I’d been working on a 2 page scrapbook layout. part of one of the pages, was to make a frame to surround one of the photos. I got the brilliant idea to emboss the frame. So I made my cup of tea, grabbed three packets of one of those blue sugar packets, tore it open and shook it all over the frame I was about to emboss! I really did not notice the mistake until the sugar started glumping up, and making a big mess when I put the heat gun to melt the crystals!!..hahahaha!!..I could only laugh when I realized my mistake!!
Shara S. Farmington, AR:
I am a multi-tasker. It is not uncommon for me to do two, three and even four things at once. Sometimes, the more I tackle at once, the less productive it ends up. One night I was making spaghetti for dinner. My homemade sauce was bubbling on the stove and my freshly made garlic bread was on the stove waiting to pop oven. Since I had a few minutes while I was waiting for the oven to preheat, I decided to add some glitter to one of my projects. I added the glue and was just about to sprinkle on the glitter, when the oven timer went off. I sat down the big super size bottle of glitter on the counter and popped the garlic bread in the oven. Just then, the spaghetti sauce started to bubble and I moved my project out of the way,so it wouldn’t get saucy. I grabbed the bottle of glitter to put in on the other side of the kitchen. But, when I had sat it down, I hadn’t placed the cap back on tightly, so in super slow motion, I watched every single surface of my counter, floor, stove top and the spaghetti sauce become covered in bright silver glitter. I’ve added the wrong spice to food before and been able to correct it, but you know what? You can’t get glitter out of spaghetti sauce no matter how hard you try! We ordered pizza and I spent the evening sweeping up glitter. *Moral of the story – always put the lid back on tightly!
Ruth B. Grand Forks, ND:
I forgot to put my paint palette away one night and came down the next morning to paw prints in turquoise blue and coral over three painting and two work tables and a rug. My cat Quackers thinks he can roam my work while I sleep.. Yes I am more aware of my paint palette now. Gotta love the big guy!!!
Debra G. Florence, OR:
I was pinning a quilt and completely forgot I was doing it on top of our water bed. Every night we discovered a new slow leak. I will never do that again!
Cristine G. Wappingers Falls, NY:
I had just received a new embossing template and couldn’t wait to try it. My craft table was crowded with papers but I just couldn’t wait ! I ran over to the couch , plugged in my lightbox and set it on the end table . Ran over, got my paper, template, and stylus, I set everything up. I sat on the couch, lifted my lightbox and put it on the arm . I began embossing with my beautiful template. Something didnt smell right! Was there a short in the wire? Oh , something is hot! I needed to get up and see what was happening ! The lightbox ! The bulb was setting my couch on fire! Luckily I caught it before the entire couch went up in flames, but needless to say I keep my lightbox away from everything but my craft desk.