You don't have to throw away things as soon as they break. With some clever ideas and the reduce, reuse, recycle philosophy employment, most broken things can be fixed or even become something better. Bored Panda has collected some of the best examples of these ingenious DIY projects to get your creative juices flowing.

Shattered vases can be sewed with golden threads, cracked wooden doors can be turned into a scene from The Shining, and so many other DIY ideas with broken stuff! The creative ideas are endless! Vote for the best DIY crafts, and if you have done a repurposing project like this - submit it to the list.

#1

Repair Broken Birdbath Using Recycled DVDs

Repair Broken Birdbath Using Recycled DVDs

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Jasmine Chen
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow!!!

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#2

When A Truck Bumped This Russian Man’s Car, He Decided To “Fix” It In The Most Creative Way

When A Truck Bumped This Russian Man’s Car, He Decided To “Fix” It In The Most Creative Way

safralex Report

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

I am not sure if you can charge the opponent#s insurance by the hours for drawing....impressively relatex attitude, though.

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#3

Fix Broken Flower Pots By Turning Them Into Diy Fairy Gardens

Fix Broken Flower Pots By Turning Them Into Diy Fairy Gardens

Badlay , ily-colours.blogspot.lt Report

JeeSoo Kim
Community Member
4 years ago

Ughh should have thought of this before I threw them away :D

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#4

Creative Kid Draws On Wall, More Creative Mom Fixes It

Creative Kid Draws On Wall, More Creative Mom Fixes It

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

if i look at the height this kid is big...

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#5

Lego Pieces Are Used To Repair And Fill Holes In Broken Walls

Lego Pieces Are Used To Repair And Fill Holes In Broken Walls

Jan Vormann Report

madison_haddock
Community Member
4 years ago

Not very safe lol

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#6

My Boyfriend Fell Down Our Stairs On Thanksgiving Day. Instead Of Fixing The Hole, We Got Creative

My Boyfriend Fell Down Our Stairs On Thanksgiving Day. Instead Of Fixing The Hole, We Got Creative

Rwolinski Report

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

WHat is behind these paper-thin walls? Must they not be horribly sound-wise?

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#7

Repair Torn Couch With Lace

Repair Torn Couch With Lace

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

...cat destroyed it again within seconds.

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#8

Wall Got Busted From Water Damage, I Think It Looks Way Better Now

Wall Got Busted From Water Damage, I Think It Looks Way Better Now

topredditbot Report

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Do you co-home Shredder?

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#9

Fix Broken Mug With Polymer Clay

Fix Broken Mug With Polymer Clay

Katrin Joonas Report

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
4 years ago

A handle would never break like that!

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#10

Wall Cracks Fixed With Crystallized Geode Installations

Wall Cracks Fixed With Crystallized Geode Installations

Paige Smith Report

Jasmine Chen
Community Member
4 years ago

Eeek...Must hurt when you lean on them

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#11

Artist “Fixes” Broken Wood Furniture With Translucent Materials

Artist “Fixes” Broken Wood Furniture With Translucent Materials

Tatiane Freitas Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

Well I gotta wonder who would think this looks better than a whole new chair. lol

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#12

Cracked Wall Turned Into Camels Journey Through The Desert

Cracked Wall Turned Into Camels Journey Through The Desert

zondag Report

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Technicallz, this is a decoration not a fix, isn't it?

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#13

Fix Ruined Heels With Glitter

Fix Ruined Heels With Glitter

WobiSobi Report

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
4 years ago

I read that as fixed heels ruined with glitter!

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#14

Russian Urban Interventionist Andrey Syaylev Fixed Library Walls With Old Books

Russian Urban Interventionist Andrey Syaylev Fixed Library Walls With Old Books

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Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
4 years ago

That's beautiful!

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#15

Creative Car Owner

Creative Car Owner

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Beloved
Community Member
4 years ago

Love love love it!!!

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#16

Chicago Doesn’t Fix Its Potholes, So This Artist Fixes Them With Ice Cream Mosaics

Chicago Doesn’t Fix Its Potholes, So This Artist Fixes Them With Ice Cream Mosaics

Jim Bachor Report

Master Markus
Community Member
4 years ago

Well that's awful nice of them.

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#17

Chipped And Pitted Sidewalk Repaired With Intricate Patters In Multiple Forms

Chipped And Pitted Sidewalk Repaired With Intricate Patters In Multiple Forms

NeSpoon PL Report

Shina
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful ..!!

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#18

Broken Doors Fixed

Broken Doors Fixed

oakoak Report

Rosemary Moreland
Community Member
4 years ago

Yikes!

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#19

Cracked iPhone Back? Use Highlighters To "Pimp Yo' Phone"

Cracked iPhone Back? Use Highlighters To "Pimp Yo' Phone"

skrillexisokay Report

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Hm...the breaking pattern looks rather different...

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#20

Not The Worst Way To Hold Up A Graphics Card

Not The Worst Way To Hold Up A Graphics Card

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Halee Cody
Community Member
4 years ago

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No, but not necessarily a good idea

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#21

Heal Your Jeans With A Monster Mouth Patch

Heal Your Jeans With A Monster Mouth Patch

Lauren Report

Silent Skeleton
Community Member
4 years ago

aw hell yes

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#22

Broken Vases Repaired By Sewing Them With Gold Thread

Broken Vases Repaired By Sewing Them With Gold Thread

Charlotte Bailey Report

Josta Loos
Community Member
4 years ago

I read once that this was done in early japan. They use gold because they think damage adds character to a piece....same with people. The damage becomes the most beautiful part

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#23

Don't Have The Money To Fix It? Improvise

Don't Have The Money To Fix It? Improvise

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Jasmine Chen
Community Member
4 years ago

simple!

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#24

Open Bottom Chairs Have A Chance To Be Useful Again By Repairing Them With Tightened Belts

Open Bottom Chairs Have A Chance To Be Useful Again By Repairing Them With Tightened Belts

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--
Community Member
4 years ago

i dont have so many belts to spare -____-

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#25

How To Fix A Cracked Mirror

How To Fix A Cracked Mirror

Positively Amy Report

I'm noone.
Community Member
4 years ago

Do it the opposite side, then I might like it.....NOT MATCHING. DRIVES ME CRAY

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#26

Cover The Cat Scratches On The Sofa With Flea Market Doilies

Cover The Cat Scratches On The Sofa With Flea Market Doilies

Amy Gross Report

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Cat: "Challenge accepted!"

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#27

Mend Moth Holes With Cute Patches

Mend Moth Holes With Cute Patches

Kristena Derrick Report

Marcela Nedov
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm ashamed, but I wouldn't bothered.

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#28

How To “Unbreak” Broken Ceramics With The Ancient Japanese Technique Kintsugi

How To “Unbreak” Broken Ceramics With The Ancient Japanese Technique Kintsugi

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Arty
Community Member
4 years ago

there is really more beautiful pictures of kintsugi in the net, just look ^^

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#29

The Only Way To Fix A Hole In The Wall

The Only Way To Fix A Hole In The Wall

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Silent Skeleton
Community Member
4 years ago

Yaaaay :o) especially if you have little kiddos.

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#30

DIY Custom Repaired Toms

DIY Custom Repaired Toms

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

Uhm, No thank you

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#31

Repair Cat Scratches On Couch With The Colored Yarn

Repair Cat Scratches On Couch With The Colored Yarn

Helena Wroblewska Report

Marcela Nedov
Community Member
4 years ago

And then, you throw out your cat?

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#32

The Proper Way To Fix A Dent

The Proper Way To Fix A Dent

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Giedrius Bareika
Community Member
4 years ago

he could just poor hot water on it, and it would be fixed....

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#33

Creative Ways To “Fix” Your Broken Phone Screen

Creative Ways To “Fix” Your Broken Phone Screen

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Broken screens still are extremely annoying...

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#34

Bike Seat Repair With Duck Tape

Bike Seat Repair With Duck Tape

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The Alchemist
Community Member
4 years ago

Duck tape fixes everything!

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#35

Cat-Scratch Fever To Cool Bespangled Couch

Cat-Scratch Fever To Cool Bespangled Couch

craftster.org Report

The Alchemist
Community Member
4 years ago

Ummmm, how about no?

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#36

Cracked Sidewalk Repair With Knitted Bricks

Cracked Sidewalk Repair With Knitted Bricks

Luis Malheiro Report

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

I am afraid the time they have this bright colour is rather measured in hours than in days or weeks...

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#37

Roommate Punched A Hole In His Door. I Fixed It

Roommate Punched A Hole In His Door. I Fixed It

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Aprille Johnston-Park
Community Member
4 years ago

Here's Johnny

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#38

Broken Ceramics Repaired With Embroidery

Broken Ceramics Repaired With Embroidery

Michelle Taylor Report

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
4 years ago

Cup of tea? I'll put your cup in a bowl...

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#39

Potholes Filled With Braided Strips Of Colourful Fabric

Potholes Filled With Braided Strips Of Colourful Fabric

Juliana Santacruz Herrera Report

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
4 years ago

Nice idea but it wouldn't last 5 minutes.

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