Nailed it! 20 Hilarious Christmas Craft FAILS

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FAIL: Gingerbread Whatever-This-Is

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Via Pinterest.

Ah, forget it. Just throw some evergreens on there and call it a day.

Just like the rest of the DIY crafts and baked goods in this gallery, Poor old Saint Nick here looks like he has seen better days. There's just something about these "easy" DIY projects that made someone say, "Hey, this looked so easy on Pinterest. I think I'll give it a whirl!" And whirl they did... right into FAIL territory.

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FAIL: Santa's Bread Head

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Reddit

"Mrs. Claus, tell the truth. Am I getting a little bit doughy?"  - Santa

This Santa Claus bread is pretty Ho-Ho-Horrible.

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FAIL: Gingerbread Mini Village... of Doom

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Via everythingfunny.

I can personally attest that these gingerbread house kits never work out as planned. Instead of a quaint Christmas village, all of these kits wind up looking like the wrong side of the Polar Express tracks. This is where Santa and the elves would live if the North Pole was in the midst of some sort of epic economic decline.

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FAIL: Strawberry Snowmen

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Via Craft Fail.

Did you make these with your toes?  Because if so, I'm not eating them.  (Okay, maybe just a nibble.)

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FAIL: Festive Christmas Wreath

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Via Pinterest.

Ah yes, the holidays.  A magical time when it's perfectly acceptable to hang up your dirty socks as home decor.

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FAIL: Holiday Trainwreck

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Via BuzzFeed.

As the proud owner of one of these train car cake tins, I can tell you that getting them to look like anything other than broken mounds of delicious cake is much, much harder than it looks.  Curse you, Betty Crocker, for setting the bar too high!

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FAIL: Your Baby In Christmas Lights

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Via Imgur.

Everybody wants to achieve the perfect Christmas greeting card, and using your adorable little tyke as a prop just seems like a natural choice.  However.  Have you ever tried to make a baby be adorable on command?  It's like herding cats, lemme tell you.

Way more family portraits go hilariously wrong than right, FYI.  Here's the proof: 25 Family Portraits Gone Fantastically Wrong.

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FAIL: Christmas Pretzel Stick Candy

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Via Pinterest.

Yum!  What could be easier than dipping pretzel sticks into candy and decorations?

Turns out, anything could.  Literally anything.

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FAIL: Festive Cookies

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Via BuzzFeed.

The best thing you could do for these cookies is to toss them, and I say that with love. (Although you've got to love the creative use of "buttons" on the lower left. We see you....)

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FAIL: Cute Kid Cards, Part Deux

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Via Pinterest.

See?  I told you there's no way to get kids to cooperate with your, well, anything, but especially your big plans!

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FAIL: Your Santa Cake Is Melting

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Via Cakewrecks.

Let's hope Santa tastes better than  he looks. Wait. That sounded wrong.

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FAIL: Sugar Cookies

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Via Pinterest.

Mmmm, crunchy!  Come on, couldn't we all use some more carcinogens in our diets? The burned bits are the best part.

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FAIL: Donut Don'ts

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Via Craft Fail.

You had me at "donut holes," but lost me at whatever these are.

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FAIL: Baby Handprint Ornaments

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Via Daily Spicy.

Step one: Dip little Junior's pudgy little baby hand in paint.

Step two: Smear Junior's paint-covered paw all over anything you had high hopes of making cute and artsy.  Bonus points if the kid makes a fist instead of a palm print.

Step three: Soak up the compliments.

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FAIL: Reindeer Shmaindeer

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Via Craft Fail.

"All of the other reindeers, used to laugh and call him names..." because he was a melted pile of dough.

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FAIL: Santa's Touch of Grey

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Via Craft Fail.

It's not a fail if you actually want a Jerry Garcia ornament on your tree.

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FAIL: Candy Cane Kisses

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Via Craft Fail.

These flat kisses are just like MY first kiss. Only with far less saliva.

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FAIL: Reindeer Pops

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Via Craft Fail.

"Please kill me." - These reindeer.

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FAIL: Christmas Book Tree

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Via Pintester.

Seems like a great idea, in theory. It's also a good way to work Fifty Shades of Grey into your holiday conversations, and who doesn't want that?  Win, win!

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FAIL: Edible Candy Bowl

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Via Craft Fail.

I think a glass bowl might even taste better.