Saturday, May 12, 2012

Craft Fail: TARDIS Lantern

I really debated posting this project since I really don't like how it turned out.  BUT, I know everyone has craft fails so I thought it would be encouraging to show one of mine.  See, even people who are normally pretty crafty make mistakes.

A couple of weeks ago I saw this plain lantern on sale at Ben Franklin Crafts.  Immediately, I thought TARDIS (from Doctor Who- really, you still haven't watched it? j/k, you're cool).  I seriously worked on it for weeks.  Only a few minutes at a time, but still.

This is the result.  I am not pleased.  It just really looks messy and does not match my vision.  I attribute it to the fact that I kept ignoring little mistakes thinking, "hmm, it will probably look alright and TARDIS-y when I get it all together."  These things kept piling up until I had a big mess of not-looking-right.

BUT, I am not defeated.  I still want to create my vision.  I will find another lantern and try again.


  1. It's kinda cute - maybe more folksy than perfectly right in every way! {:-D

  2. Mistakes are frustrating, but I think it's great that you tried and that you shared it with us :)

  3. I think its a really cute idea and that you can definitely achieve what you are going for. Sometimes we have to make a few mistakes before we can really get to where we want to be :)

  4. What are you talking about? I think it's great!

  5. It's folksy! I say its a win.


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