The other night Sherry and I came up with the idea to challenge each other to craft something using objects around our house – the catch being that the OTHER person gets to choose the objects. It wasn’t necessarily a competition, but we still came up with some ground rules:
- You can use anything to make the craft, but the three chosen items must be incorporated in some way.
- The “challengee” may choose one of the items before seeing the other two chosen by the “challenger.”
- No money can be spent.
- The project will be shared on the blog, no matter how awful it turns out.
We rock-paper-scissored and I lost, so I was up first. I exercised my right to choose one object and I picked this bright string/twine because I thought it would be functional plus it could bring in some color (I was going into it thinking I’d try to make some sort of art). Sherry, quite dramatically, hid her objects under a bowl to reveal to me.
Continuing the unnecessary dramatics, we decided to video tape my challenge – which I’m glad we did because what I ended up doing would’ve been hard to explain otherwise. So unfortunately you’ve gotta watch below to see the outcome. And if that’s not reason enough, might I entice you with these other teasers?
- I enlisted Sherry’s help, but it was really just to force her beautiful baby bump on camera
- Both Burger and Clara videobomb at some point
- One of Sherry’s chosen objects came out of the fridge…
- Sherry tried to talk me out of sharing the sound effect that I included at the very end of the video (I didn’t fake that – it was the true sound of the project culminating), but I said “my challenge, my video!”
My craft turned out much better than I expected, wouldn’t you say? Now to figure out where to put it… especially some place where it won’t get rank. Oh yeah, and one other thing…
HAPPY APRIL FOOLS, Y’ALL. Hopefully you won’t ever actually find me crafting with mayonnaise. We just wanted to see if it was possible to create a more cringeworthy video than last year’s April Fools rap-fest. Ah, traditions. If you want to catch up on our other “just kidding” posts of yore, you can find them here: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009. Hope you guys are enjoying some good pranks (and some MUCH better music than the likes of this video) today!
PS: We’ll be back with a completely legit giveaway later in the afternoon. Totally swear it’s for real. Like $500+ real.
PPS: In case you really did forget about the time Sherry hung out with Eminem, you can get that whole story here.
Y’all are hilarious! Sherry gets the cutest pregnant woman award! Thanks for brightening my morning!
Amanda Washburn says
You two are hilarious!! Oh my word, you just made my day. Best April Fools ever. Now I am going to go back and watch last years video… how did I not know you were a rapper Sherry?? Love little miss cutie Clara as well. – You are a rockin momma and dad! Now go have that baby!
LOL. This is awesome you two, you had me going!
HILARIOUS. That shot of Sherry dancing (belly dancing?) just made my month, and it’s only April 1st. My two-year-old is obsessed with Clara and with mommies with babies in their bellies, so I think if I show her this video when she wakes up from her nap it will blow her mind and become her new favorite song EVER…
I (and my husband especially) love a good April fools prank. Today we announced on Facebook we’re expecting a baby in September… only thing is. It’s not a prank! I really am pregnant! Who’s getting fooled now!?!
That’s so exciting Robin! Congrats! And I can’t wait to hear the reactions!
Haha… we’re doing the same thing.
HA! And AWESOME belly!
Michele from IL says
Classic! And, I must say, I don’t know where Sherry gets her energy for all these projects while pregnant! :)
This is the BEST!!! Totally made my day!!!
Love it!! Ohh please ohh please someone more tech-savvy than me make that into a ringtone!!
Thanks for keeping real! What a great laugh for April 1st!
That is an awesome paperclip twine mayonnaise sculpture. I wouldn’t have known where to start, but you nailed it, John.
Thanks Michelle. I really put my heart into it. And I think it shows.
Mrs. Money says
Aww Sherry’s belly is sooo cute!!!
Kelly S. says
YOU GUYS ROCK!!! So awesome! Love you!!!
That gif gets funnier every time I watch it. I am cry-laughing. Might pass out at my desk.
D-I-WHYYYYYYYYYYY This was awesome! Almost as good as the hit single, “Hush” last year. I love how creative you are with April Fools!!
You’re right, I still think Hush is my favorite. Hard to top that one… that beat was just the best. Shout out to my boy Bloody Joe! Just kidding he has no idea who I am.
Total earworm…D-I-WHYYYYY…why??? Thanks, guys.
Very cute, though:)
Ana Silva says
Hahaha you are so funny Sherry.
Anna T says
SO HILARIOUS!! I’m sobbing over here!
By the way, I’m heading out next week to spend six weeks in the USA (I’m English, coming to NYC and Georgia) but hoping to be able to fly up to visit Richmond and maybe see the show house!! :D
Oh my gosh, that would be awesome!
Anna T says
I so hope it works out! If you see someone looking lost and confused, it’s probably me…! It would be so amazing to meet you guys, I’ve been following your blog since I started university four years ago!
We’d love to meet you Anna!
Kristin Johnson says
Y’all are hilarious! How do you keep a straight face?! Talent :) other than the mayonnaise almost made me gag! Happy April Fools Day
Completely amazing! My 2 year old son did his “yucky stinky” face at the ending LOL.
Sherry, I think you just made my week. So glad I can read this blog everyday – you guys are both AWESOME, as are Burger and Clara! And, Sherry, way to drop some mad DIY rhymes!
Joules (from Pocketful of Joules) says
Every time I think of doing a video for my blog, I think of Sherry and her mad rapping skillz and wimp out. NOW I’m going to be intimidated by that adorable dancing belly… ;)
The funny thing is that every time I’ve thought of April Fool’s in the past couple of days, I’ve also thought, “Oh yeah, they always do some joke thing on Young House Love, so don’t fall for that!”
…and yet two minutes ago I settled down quite seriously to watch John’s “craft” video. You think I’d learn!
Me too! I knew they were gonna do something today but settled in to watch this craft like it was totally legit… so hilarious! I loved you two dancing in the kitchen LOL!
Angela L says
Ha, same here! I went into it fore-warned, yet I got sucked in anyway!
Haha! I did the same thing. I was like oh a craft post? I’ll read it anyways…
Same here. Every year, I PROMISE myself I will not fall for it next year. Sighhhhhh….
Love it! So cute :) Thanks for brightening the day.
I was ready for this!!! LOL love the video!
Molly K. says
My 1 year old really loved it. Was dancing the whole time. Ha. Well done guys!
Sarah @ Sarah's Daybook says
Hahahahahahaha! You guys are so funny! Happy April Fools Day!!
Is there supposed to be a video of what you “made”? I’m a little sad, I just get a big white empty space. I was prepared that it was an April Fools joke, but I’m kind of confused if there wasn’t even actually something to show of the finished product…?
Weird! Here’s the direct video link for ya: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uyxHZc-7_o
Okay, from the other comments it definiately does seems like there’s a video, I just can’t see it. At least I can see the GIF! :)
Brightened my day – and not just because of the super bright glow in the dark neon string! You guys are hilarious. Like, I totally wanna hang out! ;-)
EVERY. YEAR!!! Every single year you’ve gotten me… I was really excited about this challenge and an ongoing series of posts. DOH! Looks like I need to pour myself some more coffee…
Julia Kent @ The Domestic Blonde says
Haha you two are officially NUTS!!!! I was expecting something weird when I began this post but that was hysterical. Happy you guys are still goofy :)
Ha, ha! Thanks for the laugh! I needed it. I’ve been so busy, I forgot it’s actually April Fool’s today. :)
You guys crack me up! Thanks for the smile today!!
Maria Bravo says
OMG!!! This was si funny, I can’t stop laughing!! Now I have “D Y Whyyyyyyy” stuck in my head. Probably will sing it a couple of time during the day… We’ll done. :)
I have been a long time reader of your blog, but have never commented. After seeing this…I had to! I was having a totally lousy morning with cold temps in Chicago really bringing me down and your video made me laugh and smile…thank you!! :)
Hahahahaha!! Oh man, I love you guys!! You totally had me! And that song… dang girl, you got some mad rappin skillz!! Since it’s past midnight here in Oz, “dee eye whyyyyyy” shall be tonight’s lullaby! Haha.
This is the greatest thing ever. You guys are awesome!
I don’t know what just happened but it was awesome.
Hysterical! I was telling my boss about your annual April Fool’s Day post yesterday (she’s a newly minted YHL addict) and I can’t wait to see if she forgets and gets fooled.
… and a little off topic, but I hung my new bright shiny white bee hook in my kitchen yesterday! It was a little bigger than I had expected, but it works perfectly to hang my dish towels.
Ahh, that’s so exciting!
Anele @ Success Along the Weighn says
I was personally disappointed to see last years video was a joke and would’ve loved the full version!
Hahaha!! I’m so glad I work from home and could watch that video in all its glory! Nice work $herdog!
You guys are hysterical! I figured you’d have an April Fool’s post today, but the video is the icing on the cake. Sherry, if you ever quit blogging, you’ve got a career in rap calling :-)
Ya’ll are hilarious!! I have been fooled every year by you two and have been reminding myself that one post today will be a joke! I was prepared but totally loved the video! ;)
Annie T says
Ha ha ha!
Almost didn’t make it to the video! I was like, “YHL is getting thin. I don’t know what they’re going to do when the baby gets here!”
I’m waiting for the post where the whole family gets DIY tats.
I went to bed last night thinking about the possibilities for this post. Thou didst not disappoint.
You guys are awesome. Loved this!
Rebecca Shank says
I knew it!!!! I’ve been pranking with my sons all morning, so I was ready for it this year! Thanks for the laugh- you guys are too cute and Sherry, you look amazing. So happy for y’all. :)
Nita E. says
I love this so much – you guys are adorable. Happy April Fools’ Day :)
Loved the video!!
But, am I the only one that wants the outtakes?? PRETTY PLEASE??!!
I was going to ask for the outtakes too! Best part!!