Behold the rarely-seen cousin of prank crafting: prank cooking. Lindsay Robertson’s account of the made-up traditional Floridian casserole that might have been is hilarious— read it at The Awl here.
(The baloney hanging over the edges in an attractive manner is my favorite part.)
Two knitting needles up from The Knitting War!
Maybe you really need to dramatically throw down the gauntlet with someone in your life by making them a super unique work of art that will go down in the annals of prank crafting. Consider taking a page from artist Jason Mecier’s book and craft a mosaic portrait using stuff you’ve got lying around your house!
Like this Missy Elliott made out of makeup.
Or, this Taylor Lautner made out of Red (and black) Vines.
Or my personal fave, the Olsen Twins made out of candy.
Amazing! I wish I could gift Mecier’s art instead of making a portrait of Justin Bieber out of vegetable rotini and dryer lint all by myself, but that’s life, you know? That’s Christmas 2010.
Latch hook is probably the most mysterious of the crafting genres to me, mainly because I don’t understand what you’re supposed to do with the finished product. Do you hang it on the wall? Do you actually use them as rugs? Do you throw them into a secret basket that you never show anyone? I’ve never met anyone who actually makes them as a hobby, so I will of course make a poorly-informed generalization and assume that the purpose of all latch-hooking is to be the subject of an amazing prank craft.
I present to you Exhibit A:
The title is, obviously, Winged Unicorn. It’s on the smaller side, and would make an EXCELLENT bath mat.
Also smallish. Perhaps an entryway rug? (Also, is that a single tear coming from the deer’s eye? I HOPE SO.)
And with Exhibit C, I rest my case, your honor:
This one is 30” x 36”. I don’t know— put it in the middle of your guest room? His hair is gorgeous. It’s probably going to take weeks to complete, but you know, all the best prank crafts do. Can you imagine gifting any of these to someone? The thought of the reaction is almost enough to make me head to a JoAnn’s right now. ALMOST.
(Also, if any actual latch-hook aficionados stumble on this post, I am genuinely seeking an answer to the question “What do you do with these?”)