20 Christmas Fails That Definitely Missed the Mark

Still, no holiday spirit was harmed in the making of these recipes and crafts.

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Still, no holiday spirit was harmed in the making of these recipes and crafts.

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Projects By Laurie
THE GOAL: 3-D Trees

Mini trees painted in the shade of an evergreen make would look cool on your holiday table.

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Instagram User Wendy Doscher-Smith
THE FAIL: Dim Hues

There are shades of green on there, but the paint job looks a bit more like a little kid's art project (not that we don't love those).

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My Classroom Ideas
THE GOAL: Snowman Door

This teacher used disposable white cups to bring Frosty to life.

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THE FAIL: Unhappy Character

Although this wall art is Frosty-inspired, this version simply isn't quite as cheery.

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J. Sorelle
THE GOAL: Peppermint Tray

Melting peppermint candies is a crafty way to make a festive serving tray.

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Craft Fail
THE FAIL: Melty Mess

Clearly this DIY called for a bit more baking time.

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I Love to Create
THE GOAL: Painted Ornament

Puffy, bright paint looks wonderful when spiraled on a clear ornament.

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Craft Fail
THE FAIL: Misshapen Patterns

Using solid colored ornaments was the first part of this fail. The second? The not-so-elegant designs (but maybe they'll look better on the tree).

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Table for Two
THE GOAL: Thumbprint Cookies

These seasonal faves are usually pretty hard to mess up.

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Instagram User Michelle Batchelor
THE FAIL: Candy Blobs

... except when this happens.

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Queenvanna Creations
THE GOAL: Ice Marbles

Frozen balloons look like magical marbles of ice on a snowy walkway.

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Pinterest Fail
THE FAIL: Splattered Mess

Food coloring spilling out of this DIY was definitely not the intention.

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Sellabit Mum
THE GOAL: Cute and Cuddly

This Elf on the Shelf gets a sweet lift from the household's pet.

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Instagram User Michelle Imber
THE FAIL: Naughty List

In all honesty, you can't really blame the cat — this little guy does kind of look like a chew toy.

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Ginger and Garlic
THE GOAL: Bountiful Fruit

Sweet and juicy fruit — in the form of a tree — is the perfect dessert table centerpiece for this blogger's holiday party.

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Instagram User Natalie
THE FAIL: Sparse Branches

It may not be as full, but at least everything is edible (with the exception of the star).

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Ginger Snap Crafts
THE GOAL: Merry Sign

Santa's signature laugh is displayed neatly on a set of crafted blocks.

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Instagram User Rita
THE FAIL: Lost in Translation

It doesn't take a lot to see what's wrong with this take on a similar idea.

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Inside Bru Crew Life
THE GOAL: Santa's Reindeer

Rudolph looks even cuter as a bite-sized snack.

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Pinterest User Ashley Watt
THE FAIL: Sticky Situation

Donner, Dasher, and Dancer are probably not too happy about this less-than-desirable portrayl.

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My Name Is Snickerdoodle
THE GOAL: Gingerbread Home

Candy, icing, and chocolate make up this humble and edible abode.

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Twitter User Katie Buckner
THE FAIL: Rickety Shack

This poor version of the home looks like it's been hit by a snowstorm.

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She Knows
THE GOAL: Skating Penguins

Silky, blue icing makes for the perfect skating rink.

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Instagram User Kimberly Engels
THE FAIL: Sloppy Ice

The icing job isn't too bad, but these penguins look like they might take a tumble.

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THE GOAL: Mini Santas

Trying a healthier Christmas snack is always a good idea.

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Pinterest Fail
THE FAIL: Barely Standing

Yikes, Santa. You've definitely had better days.

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Not Martha
THE GOAL: Ornament Mobile

Ornaments can get a second life as a hanging Christmas tree.

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Pinterest Fail
THE FAIL: Mangled Up

At least she stayed true to the color scheme.

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Raspberri Cupcakes
THE GOAL: Tree Meringues

Fluffy, whipped trees are a festive and yummy treat.

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Pinterest Fail
THE FAIL: Green Blobs

These evergreen replicas look more like moldy Hershey's Kisses than trees.

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