Sometimes, DIY crafts can be amazing, especially when upcycling. But other times, they can be utter fails, even if you do try to sell them on Facebook Marketplace. These DIY “inventions” should probably never have been invented.
1) Definitely One-Of-A-Kind
They claim that this lamp is one-of-a-kind and they are not wrong. However, it cost a dollar to make the shade and there’s a good chance it will melt. If you’re into that sort of thing then this is for you.
2) When In-Game Effects Aren’t Enough
This guy turned his mouse into a big vibrating machine. It recoils and everything, plus it’s much more dangerous than your average mouse so it makes the game more immersive. This thing is actually pretty cool in action.
3) A 1940s Future
They put wings on this car and crashed it. It’s a thrill for some people. Others see it as a car they’d make for a movie decades ago when they want to make a futuristic car that may or may not be able to fly.
4) Brighten Your Day
I’m not sure if this would be creepier without the body or not. It took five minutes to make but it will last a lifetime in your nightmares. At least but clothes on the thing and make it look like an angel.
5) Why The Dolls?
If you are wondering whether you should upcycle something, first ask yourself if it’s a doll. If it is, then the answer is no. Dolls should be left as they are and not turned into jewelry or furniture.
6) Wait, That’s Illegal
This guy thought that normal mirrors were not safe enough. So he added huge Mickey Mouse-like mirrors to his car. Surely he is either kidding here or he got stopped immediately after taking to the streets.
7) Three-Person Swing
When Mom says to play a three-player game, I don’t think this is what she means. Someone put a bench on swings and it is in no way safe or a good idea. It might sound okay, but you’ll find out soon enough that it is not.
8) She’s Sweet Though
I can see this sitting in an antique store and being purchased by an exotic doll collector. It wasn’t hard to make but there isn’t another one like it. Tootsie Rolls have a good shelf life too so these could be twenty years old.
9) You Probably Wouldn’t Notice
To be fair, if you saw a person wearing these, you probably wouldn’t notice that one of the nose pieces is a pistachio shell. That was smart. But it’s still a pistachio shell on your glasses, which isn’t as refined as they’d hoped.
10) That’s Sanitary Enough
The idea here is that the bottom of the shower curtain be a towel so that when you can’t find one, you’ll always be able to use the one there. That is not safe, clean, or dry. So it fails in every way that matters.
11) Such Valuable Drapes
In 2020, a sight like this can make you cringe for more than one reason. If this was put in a bathroom, I can see why they did it. It’s multipurpose. However, it isn’t exactly the cleanest way to store toilet paper.
12) It’s Christmastime In The Country
This is what happens when rednecks celebrate. Not only do you get glow-in-the-dark stars, but you get Christmas lights on the strangest things, which will in-turn cause the stars to not glow.
13) For That Chicken Nugget Lover
This is the strangest thing yet. They used chicken nuggets to make a clock. Sure, store your chicken on your wall in the middle of summer, that should be safe. Maybe you can release them for Thanksgiving.
14) How Do You Feed Them?
How did they get there? What happens if one of the dies? There are so many questions to ask here but none of them will be answered. Someone said they do this to all their phonebooths in Japan, but can that be true?
15) Who? What? When? Where? How? Why?
Just don’t ask how much or how many because you don’t want to know. These doll heads were made to put plant sin and the best part is that a skull is thrown in there just to even things out.
16) They Thought It Was A Kid
Someone put this mannequin in pigtails, motorized the car, and send it on a drive around the neighborhood. Yes, people did nearly call the cops but it was worth it. Sometimes, you gotta take risks if you’re a prankster.
17) Sister Time Has The Answers
This girl thought it would be a great idea to make hourglass earrings. It sounds cool but that’s when they aren’t quite this oversized and gaudy. It looks like she got them out of a board game because she probably did.
18) Oh, Snap!
This genius actually crocheted an entire Thanos. They finished with the head which is actually the most impressive part of the whole thing. Even though this is creepy, you can’t help but be amazed at the commitment.
19) To Set Your Cereal On
Why people keep putting food in resin is not something I understand. This time, it’s Cheerios coasters that aren’t even that well done. They aren’t evenly placed and they don’t have a pattern. But I can smell them.
20) They Really Tried
Honestly, I hope they didn’t try very hard because if they did, I’d hate to see them just throw this together. I do wonder if it was in any way a nice Prius when they began or if this is an upgrade and we just can’t appreciate it.
21) Might Have To Look Again
You can’t say that you aren’t at least a little impressed with what they’ve done. It might not look like it’s worth a million bucks but at least it’s done kind of well. It’s a two-seater and looks comfortable enough, so that’s good.
22) Game, Match, Set
This was found in an antique store. It’s an old wasp’s nest that someone dressed up with matches and decided it was a quality item that should be sold at a booth. So far, not many people have found out the truth.
23) Remember The Jeans?
It wasn’t long ago that paint splatters were trending but even then, I don’t think that splattering an old car would have been cool. It could work if done right but in general, I’d just repaint the whole thing.
24) Please Don’t Try This At Home
This is the worst idea ever. A plunger should not have a cover unless it’s large, plastic, and washed regularly. Whoever thought it was a good idea to make a cloth one has another thing coming and it isn’t pretty.
25) Best Landscaping Ideas
Whoever tags things “best” that aren’t really the best is a troll. Someone found this idea under “best landscaping ideas” and was sorely disappointed. Anyone can do it, it’s true, but none one should.
26) So Hard To Clean
This may sound good in theory but once completed, they probably realized what a mistake they made. It looks like a nice bathroom otherwise so why they had to cheapen it with this is beyond my comprehension. Hopefully, a little grout will clear things up.
27) Everything You Need
Somehow this is legal. They have a motorcycle with a tiny RV on the side that they can sleep in. This is how you go on a road trip. There are probably biker gangs that all have them because why not?
28) Any Little Girl
Are they pretty for any little girl’s room or are they pretty for any deranged teenager’s room? These are not cute. They are scary and will probably now haunt your dreams. The one in the front has style but even she isn’t safe.
29) Not Horrible Toys
These bowling pins were repurposed and turned into little trains. It’s a cute idea that’s only a little creepy. But to be fair, most people find Thomas a little creepy anyway so that’s probably not their fault.
30) Never Speak Of This
There’s nothing right about this Magic Mermaid Potion statue. The bottom is all good, but after that, they ruined the whole thing. It could have worked in theory with painted resin or glue, but never like this.
31) The Toilet Artist
This aunt decides that she’s a toilet artist and took to decorating all of the toilets. She isn’t wrong, she is an artist, just not the kind that she wants to be. No one wants to use a painted toilet.
32) Round Two, Bois
This is what happens when Smash Bros. gets too intense. People bring out the daggers. Literally. Although this looks kind of cool and would function, it isn’t the best choice. Kids everywhere will be wanting a pair.
33) Not Bad Work
This is a food pyramid we can all get behind. Although this is real food being preserved for all eternity, it is done well, we can give them that. The edges are so clean that it’s satisfying and that milk is probably glue, so calm down.
34) When Barbie Isn’t Barbie Enough
So, this person put false eyelashes on their Barbie, because I guess Barbie’s fake lashes aren’t good enough. The next thing you know, she’ll be getting “plastic surgery” to go along with it. Gotta keep Ken happy.
35) So Many Things Wrong
The basic Baby Yoda doll is cute. But the fact that they used hand-rooted human hair, he has a hand sewn on his legs, and he’s $150, ensures this won’t sell. Even though he’s reaching out to you, you have to resist.
36) When You Can’t Afford A Mower
Technically, this is a mower and according to this seller, it actually works too. So, can we call this a Mowercycle? That’s something we can copyright. Then, sell them for cheaper than a riding one and you’ve got yourself a market.
37) Just Your Average Door
This is a work of art, isn’t it? It’s a door in a door and done so well. They really know how to use spray foam without it showing. Both of the doors are so nice too. They should probably market and sell these.
38) Can It Embroider?
If you ever wonder if it can be embroidered, ask this person. Because they managed to embroider a box of Cheerios without a problem. They are even selling their work in case someone wants snazzy Cheerios.
39) When You Love Spray Foam
This person really likes spray foam because they took a perfectly good table and covered it in spray foam. Now they use it as a coffee table like it’s a high-quality piece of art. If you can afford spray foam, you can afford this masterpiece.
40) All Decked Out
Now this is how you pimp a ride. It’s a low rider, so it probably won’t make it very far, but you know, at least it has personality. Nothing about this was a good idea but they made the most of what they had.