We are often told that undertaking arts and crafts will bring us a sense of fulfillment, positivity, and relaxation. And in times of the worldwide pandemic, this is all we need. So no wonder so many people have tried making something from scratch, whether baking an infamous hedgehog cake or decorating jeans with whatever they found at home.
But even if we, as a society, do encourage getting your hands on things and rocking your inner craftsperson, it doesn’t mean you should just do it. And this humorous, satirical Facebook group called “That’s it, I’m craft shaming.” is precisely an answer to why crafts isn’t for everyone.
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Welcome to the not-so-pretty side of the handmade world that often remains hidden behind the tearful expectation vs reality moment. With a whopping 99.4K members, the group is both a horror chamber and a feast for your eyes that collects all the most hideous crafty items found out there.
And for understandable reasons, these questionable gems rarely get to earn a place in a camera roll. Unless it’s strictly for craft shaming purposes.
#1 $45 For Four Cinder Blocks And Two Planks Of Wood? What A Bargain. Can’t Wait To See How It Ships
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#3 Well Okay Then
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#4 This Belongs Here. I Don’t Know The Story Behind The Picture
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#6 My Daughter Wanted This Dog Cake For Her Birthday. I Am Not Paying $25 When I Can Do It Myself
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#7 Sigh. “Macrame”
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#8 Saw This On Marketplace. It Is Legit A Paper Boat. Lol
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#9 My Mom And The Cake She Made For My Sister’s 21st Birthday…. It Was Supposed To Look Like The One On The Left
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#10 Found In The Wild On Market Place Handmade Sea Shell “Fountain”
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#11 Oh. …oh My
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#12 When Sewing, Always Remember Pattern Placement Is Key
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#13 But Why…
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#14 No, No, No!!
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#15 Is This A Craft? Idk. But I Hate It
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#17 This Makes Me Uncomfy
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#18 I Paid Real American Dollars To An Etsy “Artist” For This Homemade “Cat” Soap, Meant To Be A Gift For My Daughter. My Daughter Politely Declined. Meow?
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#19 I Think This Qualifies. On My Local Garage Sale Page
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#20 Craft Shaming My Self! Who Wouldn’t Want A Great Stuff Bath Bomb!
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#21 This Is Horrifying
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#22 The Caption Says It’s An Elephant, Handmade Out Of Sea Shells. I Thought It Was A Very Weird Raw Chicken
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#23 An Earlier Post Reminded Me Of This Beauty My Mum Made My Nephew For His Birthday. It’s Supposed To Be Gollum With Eye Of Sauron
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#24 Found In My Local Marketplace Group
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#25 Local Playground. No Further Commentary Needed
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#26 Facebook Marketplace Never Disappoints. This Thing Is Clearly Haunted
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#27 Just Look At This
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#28 Button Doll
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#29 Door As Headboard, Found In A Sales Group/Classifieds In The Area I Live In. I Kinda Like The Idea But It Needs To Be Painted Different And More Work Done On It. Horrible Execution Of This Craft Idea. It Looks Like A Door Right Off The Hinges
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#30 Note Cards
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#31 She Painted Her Couch With House Paint
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#33 I Think I Found One!
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#34 Found One!
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#35 I Mean.. Im Lost For Words
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#36 I Was Leaving The Outlets Here In Orlando The Other Day And Was Parked Near This…… Someone Take Her Glue Gun Away Asap!
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#37 Astroturf Heels
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#38 Saw This In My Piercing Shaming Group
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#39 I Found This In A Consignment Store In Palm Springs Over A Year Ago. I’m Still Confused
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#40 I Have No Words…
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#41 Okay But Why?
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#42 Wow! Only $350
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#43 Unique? Nailed It
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#44 For When You Want Strangers To Stop You And/Or Just Immediately Call The Police For Animal Abuse
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#45 Ok Maybe Im Just Missing The Aesthetic But Im Really Not Into It Made From Old Neck Tyes. Alot Of People In The Comments Liked It. I Wanted To Like It But… Maybe If The Colors Were Different? Idk Lol
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#46 “Transform The Look Of Your Party” I Mean Does This Even Count, Putting Sandwiches On A Pallet Is A Craft Right?
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#47 But Why??
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#48 I’ve Been Lurking For Awhile And I *think* I Finally Found Something! All I Wanted Was A Succulent. Is This Really A Thing That People Pay For?
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#49 Thanks, I Hate It….
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#50 Looks Okay If You Squint!
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#51 This Table
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#52 Not Sure How I Feel About These
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#54 I Finally Found One!!! Found This Beauty At The Goodwill Where One Of My Clients Works!! Reminded Me Of The Opossum Several Weeks Back
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#55 I Knew My Front Yard Was Missing Something!
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#56 So Is Eomoioloy A Name Now?
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#57 Clay Spoon
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#58 Saw This In A Wedding Shaming Group. Apparently It’s Supposed To Be The Bride’s Practice Bouquet For The Rehearsal
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#59 I Had To Read Comments To Figure Out Its Actually Supposed To Be Something. An Eagle. Its Supposed To Be An Eagle
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#60 I Don’t Hate It.. If A Kid Made It. But $24?
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#61 This Is My Recent Project. I Just Ued Acrylic Paint On Jean Jackets
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#62 I’ve Never Wanted Spice Tins With Trim But… ?
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#63 Handmade Beads Anyone? Some Of These Look Like Chewed Gum!
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#64 I’m In A Couple Of Decorating Groups And I Just Don’t Understand Why They Want To Clutter Things Up Like This?
“Like do they like to dust all the time? All I can see in my mind is spiders upon spiders all hidden in this and also are these containers not being used? Are they there for just looks? I’m fine with the containers themselves I just don’t understand throwing all this fake greenery around it and stacking them all over the place taking up an entire counter”
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#65 Idk If This Has Made A Debut But I Feel Like This Belongs
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#66 This Person Was Looking For Help On Our Local Town Site. I Know Some People Arent Good At Certain Things But Wouldn’t Staggering The Bricks Be The Most Logical Solution To This?? At Least That’s The Consensus Of All The Responses!!
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#67 My Husband Has This Lovely, Grandmother Like Co-Worker Who Likes To Give Us Various Baked Goods. However, I Was Shocked To Open This Box And Find (Unintentional) Poop Cupcakes. Again, Much Love To Her But Thought You’d All Enjoy These
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#68 So I Love Horror Movies As Much As The Next Person And I’m Sorry If This Person Is In This Group But This (Imo) Is Awful. I Don’t Even Have The Words Honestly
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#69 Am I The Only One That Read “Leoss Lealee”?? Ps…it Actually Says “Boss Babe”
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#70 That Happened To The Arms/Hands?!
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#71 Found On Local Marketplace. Crib Or Death Trap?
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#72 What Is This? Like The Bears Are Upside Down And The Mints? So Many Questions???
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#73 20 Bucks? Nah
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#74 Found On My Timeline. I’m So Confused
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#75 I Have No Words For This “Art”. The Spoons Are One Thing…the Q-Tip Body Is…ew
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#76 I Found One! This Is Supposed To Be Melt And Pour Soap
“My new piece I just made today”
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#77 Can We As A Collective Stop Being Fake Nice To Our Friends Terrible ‘Crafts’
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#78 I Know She Says It’s A Wip And In The Comments She’s Talking About Wood Grain Rollers To Make It Look Better But So Far I’m Getting Really Heavy Smoked In The House For 20 Years Nicotine Staining Vibes
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#79 Dollar Tree Groups Have The Best Crafts
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#80 Do I Really Have To Say Anything?
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#81 My First Offering I Found In A Plant Article I Don’t Care How Well It’s “Cleaned.” It Was Used As A Toilet. It Should Not Be Used For Anything Else
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#83 It’s The Disney Font. It’s The Made Up Word. It Makes Me Feel Icky. I Despise It All
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