18 Hilarious DIY Fails That Have To Be Seen To Be Believed

18 Hilarious DIY Fails That Have To Be Seen To Be Believed

Now that we are living in the age of Pinterest and Instagram, DIY is more popular than ever before. On our lunch breaks, we can scroll to our heart's content, finding the perfect quick-fix solutions to making our homes that little bit homier. And while this can work, most of us can attest to having a DIY mishap, reminding us that some things should be left to the professionals.

I mean, let's face it, some ideas on Pinterest only look good because of their lighting, and are otherwise not worth pursuing, even by the pros. Then there are others, which, unless you really know what you're doing, are going to leave you with something that looks like it was constructed by a child rather than fully-fledged adult attempting to adorn the home of their dreams.

But when DIY fails happen, most of us are good-humored enough to laugh at them instead of crying at the waste of our time and money they represent. So, without further ado, here are 18 of the most hilarious examples recently posted online:

1. Avoid sudden stops

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Seriously. It could cost you your life.

2. A bizarre solution to Indiana's lack of palm trees

Credit: Reddit / @ContentForager

Sometimes it's best to accept that Mother Nature didn't give you something...

3. This car with a very unusual paint job

Credit: Reddit / @fractal_lifeform

There are no words for this. On what planet was this a good idea?! Talk about trying to live out of your trunk!

4. When you're on the pitch at five and need to hit the club at nine...

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I'd like to think these would work on a soccer playing drag queen.

5. "Crab tank, crab tank, does whatever a crab tank does!"

Credit: Reddit / @saltydevilsaur

This is pretty badass, to be honest.

6. That's not quite what I'd call "customization"

Credit: Facebook

Each to their own, I guess!


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I think we can all agree this reminder of the highway code is a bit too aggressive.

8. A dresser bench

Credit: Facebook

It's odd, but hey, it looks like it's... functional.

9. Metal flip flops

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I'm not quite sure they're appropriate footwear for a mosh pit - or anywhere, for that matter.

10. Jean sandals

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This gives a whole new meaning to fashion faux pas.

11. This dip holder

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Unless it's Halloween, this is definitely a bad idea.

12. A very unusual plant pot

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Another DIY mishap that's only appropriate for Halloween.

13. Pants made from hats

Credit: Reddit / @mildlyinteresting

Well, you have to hand it to this guy for being inventive.

14. This plastic Pheonix and paint job combination

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Who needs a Rolls-Royce when you can have this, eh?

15. DIY jeep

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A questionable solution to losing the door of your four-by-four.

16. MaxiPad Slippers

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On the off chance that your feet also start bleeding during that time of the month.

17. A super useful metal handle with a wooden blade

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Even in Stranger Things' 'Upside Down' this would still be useless.

18. DIY hedge-trimmer

Credit: Reddit / @JosephBilliam

Please, for the love of God, don't try this at home.

So, the next time your recreation of the 'perfect' Pinterest DIY goes wrong, take comfort in the knowledge that it could be worse. That being said, if you've done something worse than the fails on this list, feel free to show us in the comments section below!