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10 Of The Crappiest Pins You’ll Ever Pin On Pinterest

I have such a love-hate relationship with Pinterest. Yes, I am a user, and I know there’s probably a support group that can help with that.

I love Pinterest because the pictures are so beautiful and addicting. I normally pin all of the food that I think I will eat and end up using a bunch of really easy recipes to keep my kids from gnawing off their arms before dinner. So, Pinterest is useful for me because it’s like an interactive recipe book.

But the dark side of Pinterest—as with any form of social media—is the competition. I can’t knock Pinterest because I really like using it, but I also see tons of ridiculous supermom crafts that I know I’ll never be able to achieve. I’m not crafty at all, so the extent of my creative nurturing will be to hand my kid a glue stick and make sure he doesn’t eat it.

Pinterest #momlife is nursery decor, elaborate meals made with organic kale, hand crocheted baby booties, and annoying e-cards that make you “LOL.” I put together a complete Pinterest list of the worst crap you’ll ever see so you don’t have to worry about looking for it on your own.

From me to you:

1. Amateur Baby Photography Ideas

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Because every Pinterest mom is an amateur baby photographer that perfectly captures her baby gazing into a mirror pointed at the sky.

2. Crazy Nail Art

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Don’t do your nails the normal way, do them the Pinterest way.

3. Healthy Kale Chips

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You are a fucking asshole if you don’t make your kid healthy kale chips.

4. Farmer’s Market Veggies

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Pinning this farmer’s market pic means that you will eventually go there, duh.

5. Creative Cleaning Hacks

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If you’re not removing stubborn rust stains with lemon juice, you’re doing it wrong.

6. Edgy Personal Style

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I know this is your personal style because it was pinned on the “My Style” board. (Note: I really do like this T-shirt dress. #jelly.)

7. Kids’ Birthday Party Ideas

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Don’t judge me, but I did make this cupcake bouquet for a party, and it rocked.

8. Mom-Friendly DIY Projects

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These 31 DIY projects should keep you busy all month long, no?

9. Holiday Upgrades

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Turn stupid green silverware into a carrot for Easter! Why didn’t I think of that…

10. Inspirational Quotes

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Glaringly obvious inspirational quotes are strangely comforting to me.

(Image: Pinterest)

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  • CMJ

    Kale chips – salty air.

    STOP TRYING TO MAKE KALE HAPPEN.

    • AmazingE

      Seaweed is where it’s at anyways, everyone knows that.

    • http://wtfihaveakid.blogspot.ca/ jendra_berri

      I went to a mom meet-up at a farmer’s market and this woman kept going on about the kale smoothie and making kale chips.

      I didn’t make a new friend that day.

    • Rachel Sea

      I like to make smoothies out of frozen tropical fruit (thank you Costco for your mixed frozen fruits), and a couple kale leaves, but you have to have a monster of a blender for it, cause those leaves are tough as bark. The resulting smoothies are tasty, but not remotely beautiful.

    • Iwill Findu

      I’ve tried kale chips (no I didn’t make them) they tasted gross. Give me fat unhealthy good tasting chips any day of the week thank you very much.
      Sad thing is good manners taught me so choke down the kale chips, lie though me teeth saying they were good, and thank the person that made them. So maybe no one has ever told anyone kale chips are gross.

    • Linzon

      Aww, I love kale chips :( To be fair I thoroughly coat them in oil and salt so I’m probably not getting much health-wise out of them.

    • Rachel Sea

      If it does not move dip or salsa from the bowl to my mouth it is not a chip. You can’t scoop onion dip with a piece of dehydrated lettuce.

    • PrairieCoast

      Kale chips are ok…until you get to the kale aftertaste. Nothing against kale, I like it places where it belongs, but don’t ruin my chips please.

    • LJ

      BUT Kale chips are SO fetch!

  • aCongaLine

    I affectionately refer to pinterest as the “Black Hole.” Sucks you in, hours at a time.

    However, I’ve been able to, and will again in the future, pull of some SWEET birthday party decor and themes for my girlies using pinterest as a guide. :) (I’m looking at you, life-size cardboard cut outs of all the Sesame Street characters, still hanging out in our guest room 7 months after the birthday party…)

    • Bethany Ramos

      People are still talking about my cupcake bouquet!! hahah probably not. The cupcakes got all sweaty and the frosting slid off, but it was cool for 15 minutes.

    • aCongaLine

      Pinterest, like Disney movies and annoying, “highly motivated” friends who only talk about work outs on FB, always set up unrealistic expectations, lol. I’m sure it was bitchin!

  • pixie

    I still have successfully avoided pinterest. I enjoy crafts way too much, so for the sake of my education and needing to eat and sleep and all that, I think it’s for the best if I stay away for now.

    …not that I’m not SUPER tempted.

    • airbones

      Yeah, I have managed to avoid pinterest. Mostly because I hate crafts though. If I want a crafty thing, I’ll buy it from Etsy.

    • Guest

      I love Etsy. When I see a craft I love and I’m honest with myself that I’ll prob eff it up I go to Etsy.

    • MaebykittyRN

      Use pinterest at your own risk if you are a craft/DIY addict like me! I got sucked in and now have a huge craft to-do list. It won’t be finished until I’m at least 85.

    • pixie

      Haha, that is definitely my fear! I already have a bunch of crafts that I have been meaning to do that are sitting to the side because of school work right now. So depressing!

    • Valerie

      I took like, a 2-year break but now I am back with a vengeance. Love me some Carrot-inspired silverware scapes!

    • Kaili

      I drank the kool-aid about a month ago when I started this brief foray into unemployment. So many hours looking at kitchen hacks…

  • cabinfever

    What sucks about pinterest is that I go there first, before even attempting to come up with my own ideas (for decorations, craft projects, etc.). That can’t be good for the brain.

    • Kati

      Don’t kick me out of the mom club, but I seriously cannot get into Pinterest (and I’ve tried several times) and I didn’t know why but I think you just hit on the reason. I love to cook and do DIY projects, but I don’t want to just copy something somebody else did. My favorite past time is planning out and doing renovation projects. I’ll go to other sites for help when I get stuck, but I want the inspiration to be my own.

  • K.

    have you experienced the joy of http://www.pinterestfail.com ?

    Worth it!

    (and I still love you, Pinterest, in all your Martha Stewart glory)

  • Alene

    My favorite are the endless photo shoot “inspiration” for your pregnancy announcement shoot, your weekly bump pics (what do you mean you missed week 11???), your gender reveal shoot, the maternity session, birth photography, newborn shoot, monthly “watch me grow” pics, and of course seasonal family photos in hip coordinating outfits! And of course you’ll be doing all this for each baby, right?

    • Frannie

      I’m honestly baffled by the whole ‘gender reveal’ thing. When did this become a thing? It’s not like you can keep it a secret for long once they arrive, and don’t most people just ask if they really care?

    • Rachel Sea

      It’s an excuse for attention/a party/cake.

    • Frannie

      Figures.

    • ninjalulu

      our gender reveal was small, my sister, her husband and kids, another neice, and my parents/stepparents. THe reason? Well, we were the last to have kids (i am the second oldest) and so i felt a dinner was better than how we found out the last kiddo–facebook post that tagged her friend and none of either his or hers families. It was small, it was special, and I wanted my parents to understand they had to be nicer to each other, nicer than they had been since i was 10 (20 years ago.) It worked, as my mom and dad and step-parents all call each other to switch babysitting days and ideas and gift tips and dinner plans with us–without me having to relay the message to 4 other people besides my husband. I totally used gender reveal as an excuse to FINALLY!! make my parents the kind of people i wish they would have been when i was kid. My kid was not going to be exposed to the snarkiness and utter bs i had to deal with.

    • Frannie

      I like that you had a significant reason behind the way you did your reveal. I didn’t even have a baby shower, but I’m pretty shy and reserved. I think what bugs me about the parties you see all over pinterest are that they’re this huge ordeal, and they kind of make me feel like I should be putting in more of an effort and drawing more attention to myself and my pregnancy. I think pinterest in general makes me feel inadequate as a human being- between all the food I can’t cook, the fitness memes I don’t look like, the crafts I’d suck at, and the clothes I can’t afford, I barely go on there.

  • MaebykittyRN

    #5 and #8 are my biggest weaknesses. They have saved me some money though. Oh Pinterest, I wish I could quit you…

  • Kendra

    I love pinterest because some people aren’t born crafty (hello, it’s me) and I need to steal other people’s ideas so that I will feel better about my ability to plan baby birthday parties and make cool dinners. Speaking of which, my daughter will be two this year, so I better get to searching for ideas for her next party! I’m liking that cupcake bouquet though, for realz.

    • Jill

      This exactly :) I consider myself a crafty person but it is like an encyclopedia of craftiness that you can choose from!

  • Holly

    I did #7 for Mother’s day gifts last year. It was the first gift I’d given my MIL that she actually liked. However, I’m not going to admit the long list of fails.

  • SA

    Love Pintrest for the birthday parties!!! Did the first party using Pintrest and I was very proud of it. I love being crafty, but don’t come up with great ideas on my own.

    The worst pins are the “Pin NOW, Read LATER”….they always turn out to have the crappiest tips, recipes, etc

    • Bethany Ramos

      I seriously want to punch anyone who says that on a pin! “Pin NOW, Read LATER”

    • memem

      Saw this, laughed at it.

    • memem

      Sorry, this.

    • Bethany Ramos

      YES.

  • Valerie

    The fancy nails just kill me. I get one chip and I want a do-over so I usually stick with clear or very pale colors. I cannot imagine how hard it would tweak me out if I had a fucking mural of unicorns and rainbows on my nails and got one of them all messy and chipped after 2 days. ALL THAT WORK.

  • Alicia Kiner

    so as a photographer, I like the inspiration shots that AREN’T of babies and children! There are photographers out there that shoot things other than people. Too bad they get lost on Pinterest.

  • Kelly

    I actually do the crazy nail art ideas I find on pinterest. I use the crazy eye makeup ideas too.

    But kale chips are farts made corporeal. Ew, ew, ew.

  • Dube

    I’m obsessed with Pinterest for a multitude of reasons. I feel like I can organize all the random thoughts in my brain onto nice boards. I can also stalk relatives and figure out what to get them for birthdays/Christmas (wildly successful). I also like the recipes, the inspirational crap, funny stuff, and home decor. Not everything I’ve made from there has been fantastic but some of the stuff has been (I’m looking at you mint oreo truffles). In general it is just nice to get ideas on good books to read, decorating, fashion or whatever. I can see how people get sucked into the “I must out-do everyone” but I think most people have realistic expectations.

  • Zorbs

    I do my nails every 2 days and I have recently branched out into dotting tools, masking tape and striping tape with good success.

  • dy

    I have a few friends who live and die by pinterest. I don’t give a rat’s furry ass. They always pin stupid shit like pictures of enormous bookcases that wont fit into their fucking studio apartment, or tons of exercises that I guess are useful after all the cupcake recipes they do. I love their “style” boards too. I have never seen any of them actually wear the fucking hipster clothes they always pin.
    This is why the terrorists hate us.

  • Zettai

    The kale chips look so gross I think I have to go eat a bowl of Doritos to make up for it. Kids really eat those??? AND adults?

    • Valerie

      I can’t even with the fucking kale.

  • Maria Guido

    I avoid Pinterest because it makes me feel like a failure. I’m way happier with my crappy crafts when I don’t see how other people did them better.

  • Jallun-Keatres

    My favorite thing about Pinterest is little ideas for the house. I’ve found out exactly how I want to do the girls’ bedroom thanks to Pinterest.

  • jordana

    Hahaha pinterest braggers are sooooo annoying. Isn’t Facebook bragging enough? I personally keep most of my pins secret because I don’t want anyone to know what a super weirdo I am!

  • Tea

    I stay off Pinerest, I’m a recovering craft bragger/sparkly house haver/fine artist/don’thateme.I have enough projects, I don’t need a new time waster.

    Besides, mine would be full of shit like restoring antique pipes, cleaning silver, making DIY leather bondage gear, dulcimer building, how to make booze, and a hilarious mishmash of the manliest stuff in the world, bootlegging tutorials, and sheer prancing foppery.

    In short, don’t let the guy who knows 17 ways to tie a cravat and who made a decoupage chess board table have pinterest.

  • scooby23

    Ugh, I thought I’d mention how JUDGY and defensive people get when others dare to mention that the crafts might be mildly impossible for the average person. *Blech*

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