Just keeping it real, folks.

Macy has this book:


We have others in the series and have found some fun projects in them in the past (Vaseline and Kool Aid lip gloss, for example).

We decided to try out a project that claimed you could turn a chip bag into a brooch (hate that word) type pin. Perhaps that right there should have been my “sign”, but we carried on. I had visions of something all Shrinky Dink-y and darling.

We preheated the oven to its highest setting:


We put the chip bag on a baking sheet:


And we sat down to begin our “up to 10 minutes” of baking.

About 10 seconds in, I suggested Macy turn on the oven light. This is what we found:


In 10 seconds.

We tried again at a much lower temperature and got this:


I still don’t think anyone in their right mind would wear it.


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  1. Pati @ A Crafty Escape says:

    Thank you for being honest… many would have never told a soul about their failed attempt.

  2. Life in Rehab says:
    is hosting a Craftastrophe Part from Wednesday. You DEFINITELY need to enter this! I was giggling…

  3. Celeste says:

    LOL What was it supposed to look like? I like that you posted a fail. Many people don't realize that things don't always work out.

  4. I think it depends on the kind of plastic you use. I tried it with some other plasticy stuff and it worked perfectly fine. However I just know how to figure out which kind of plastic it is here in Germany. There is a pretty good tutorial, maybe you can have it translated (google translator?) into english:

  5. Oh we totally used to do that in high school! I had a fun-yun bag on my keychain! I remember some people had like 27 hanging from their backpacks. So funny. I hadn't thought of that in years.

  6. Christine says:

    {chuckle} At least you have an amusing story about it! Thanks…

  7. I'm not sure why I think this is so hysterical.

  8. Amanda Joy says:

    This made me giggle, and not just because my son was up a three this morning:)

  9. Hilarious and hideous!

  10. The Cheap Chic Momma says:

    Lame. Well, at least it didn't catch on fire! Thanks for the heads-up!

  11. Kari @ Ucreate says:

    SOOO FUNNY!! I'm so sharing this with Becky!!

  12. At least it gives you a reason to eat more chips! The more it fails, the more chips you get to eat :)

  13. bayleigh says:

    Haha, this was all the rage at my elementary school. It belongs in a I love the 90's book! Did you have to put salt on it or something? I remember we did more to it than just putting it in the oven.

  14. --T.M.St.P says:

    You win some, you lose some :)

  15. Lol, this really made me laugh! Thanks for sharing.

  16. Ruth Thompson says:

    such a fail! but it brightened my day :)

  17. Courtney says:

    Only in America would we take our food garbage and attempt to turn it into fashionable accessories. I think I have to check my daughter's copy of The Daring Book for Girls or whatever it is called, and hope this is not in it. lol

  18. Jen and Marty says:

    This makes me laugh. But I know how frustrating this kind of thing can be! Bummer. However, I know you, and your brain will be churning something better out…so, I'll stay tuned. :) How was camp?

  19. Foundinthe-ALI says:

    If you put it in the microwave it will shrink up without burning or melting. I used to do this all the time.

  20. Aunt LoLo says:

    Hey, the first one looks kind of like a flower! The second one looks like…a mini chip bag. Who wears a mini chip bag?!

    But the first one is DEFINITELY a keeper. hehe

  21. rengawk says:

    You should share this at CraftFail!

  22. Heidi@TheCraftMonkey says:

    Your craft "fail" inspired my latest project! I'd love for you to stop by and check it out if you're interested!

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