2.17.2012

Craft FAIL!

Apothecary Jar
Pre-curing and pre-glueing
It was bound to happen sooner or later. Me screwing something up, I mean. I wanted to try the trend of making apothecary jars out of a candlestick and jar and lid. I painted the candlestick and the jar lid, and left the jar itself clear to allow whatever I put in it to show through. Last night I baked it to cure the paint, because I’m too impatient to wait 21 days for it to dry. (The paint instructions said I could do either.) The candlestick did fine. The jar lid, on the other hand, didn’t fare as well. This is what I ended up with:


2012-02-17_17-18-25_839It was an airtight jar. Meaning it had a ring of rubber around the bottom of the lid that fits inside the jar. Apparently, rubber melts at somewhere around 350 degrees. Who woulda thought? (Well, ok, I should have. Truth be told, it did cross my mind, but I did it anyway and hoped for the best. Good thing I had it sitting on an old pan just in case, otherwise I’d have been prying it off my rack and the bottom of the oven!) Oh well, I guess you live and learn! I’ll know better next time, and hopefully someone else will learn from my mistakes. Anyone else want to share a craft fail with me so I don’t feel so bad?



 *~I figured out a way to make it work! Wanna see how I turned this craft fail into a craft WIN? Go check it out here!~*

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous17.2.12

    Lol...good one....
    I enjoy your honesty and wit.

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    1. Thank you, that means a lot!

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  2. I freaking LOVE the mermaid. Going shopping for the eggs next week!

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    1. Well of course you do, you are my twin 6 years removed after all! And I can't wait, just let me know when

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  3. Humor at one's failures is a great quality! I'm excited to read about how you fixed it!

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