Rob Lowe would like you to know that he not good at crafts, but he’s going to try to craft so darn hard.
“I love people who are crafty, I love enjoying crafts, I love trying crafts — TRYING — to make things. [However] I am horrendous [at crafts],” he explains to HelloGiggles before he heads off to grab a glue gun. Rob is getting ready to film the latest edition of “Make Off,” Busy Phillip’s delightful craft series for Michaels, where she goes head-to-head with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars to determine WHO can craft best.
“One of the reasons why I wanted to do this, was because maybe I can break through the post-traumatic stress disorder I have of being, universally revered as the worst crafter in my family,” Rob continues. “The one stays with me [is from] woodshop, back in the days when woodshop was taught at school. Traumatizing. We had to do a diorama in wood. I had the most amazing vision of what I wanted to do, but I had absolutely no way of executing it. And I just failed it. Ever since then I’m like, I’ll take any help [crafting] I can get. [Now] I am going to right history’s past mistakes, if it’s the last thing I do.”
Spoiler alert, Rob’s actually pretty good at making dioramas, much to the surprise of Busy. He even clinches the coveted Maker Cup. Talk about a true underdog story.
Congrats, Rob! You’ve made your whole family, and your 8th grade woodshop teacher, proud.