Fourth of July fails: 9 Pinterest projects that didn't turn out as planned

We all love getting into the Fourth of July spirit with red, white and blue crafts and cooking, but sometimes these projects don't turn out quite as we expect. So enjoy these patriotic Pinterest fails from around the web, and join us in declaring independence from perfection!

1. Just add sprinkles

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2. Red, white...and in pieces

3. Mom didn't read the directions

#pinterestfail #nailedit #momdidntreadthedirections #fireworks

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4. A delicious disaster

Pinterest Fail #sigh #atleastittastesgood #thatwomancantcook #pinterestfail #fail

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5. Baby, you're a firework


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And here's the Pin-spiration:

Pinned on Pinterest.

6. Patriotic pink

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7. All-American checkerboard

When you just gotta bake a cake at 1am #cake #baking #fourthofjuly #pinterestfail

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8. It's the thought that counts

Pinned on Pinterest.

9. Baby blues

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