You don't have to throw away things as soon as they break. With a little bit of creativity most broken things can be fixed or even become something better. Bored Panda has collected some of the best examples of these ingenious repairs to get your creative juices flowing.

Shattered vases can be sewed with golden threads, cracked wooden doors can turn into a scene from The Shining... The possibilities are endless! Vote for the best, and if you have made a 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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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Now why this one is so far down the list, I gotta wonder. But this is beautifully mesmerizing!

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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

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Jasmine Chen 2 years ago

Best bump I've ever seen!

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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

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

I imagined no plants.... just a little castle on top and some faeries or gnomes going up the stairs!

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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 2 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

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Fachri Reza 2 years ago

expensive fix

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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

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Cassie 2 years ago

I love the plaque.

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#7

Repair Torn Couch With Lace

Repair Torn Couch With Lace

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

If the cat liked the corner of your couch.... he's gonna LOVE the lace!

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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

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Jasmine Chen 2 years ago

cool!!!

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#9

Fix Broken Mug With Polymer Clay

Fix Broken Mug With Polymer Clay

Katrin Joonas Report

Marcos Zamarripa 2 years ago

I love this one, so beautiful.

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#10

Wall Cracks Fixed With Crystallized Geode Installations

Wall Cracks Fixed With Crystallized Geode Installations

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Jasmine Chen 2 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

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Martin Jensen 2 years ago

I wood fix it, but I was unsure how. Now it's clear to me.

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#12

Cracked Wall Turned Into Camels Journey Through The Desert

Cracked Wall Turned Into Camels Journey Through The Desert

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#13

Fix Ruined Heels With Glitter

Fix Ruined Heels With Glitter

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Tiny Dynamine 2 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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A. J. Khan 2 years ago

Great, the house' foundation is built on solid wisdom

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#15

Creative Car Owner

Creative Car Owner

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Marcela Nedov 2 years ago

"EARTH without ART is just EH" :)

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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

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Jasmine Chen 2 years ago

3D!!

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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 2 years ago

Beautiful ..!!

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#18

Broken Doors Fixed

Broken Doors Fixed

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A Snail 2 years ago

I wouldn't quite use the word "fixed" haha

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#19

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

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

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Hans 2 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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America Alcala 2 years ago

Everything is awesome!

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#21

Heal Your Jeans With A Monster Mouth Patch

Heal Your Jeans With A Monster Mouth Patch

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Silent Skeleton 2 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

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Josta Loos 2 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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Marcela Nedov 2 years ago

cool

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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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Marcela Nedov 2 years ago

Where would I found so many belts?!

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#25

How To Fix A Cracked Mirror

How To Fix A Cracked Mirror

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I'm noone. 2 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

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Jasmine Chen 2 years ago

ten seconds later it will be confetti

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#27

Mend Moth Holes With Cute Patches

Mend Moth Holes With Cute Patches

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Amy O'Donnell 2 years ago

Put a bird on it!!!!

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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 2 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

Sundavar_Dreki Report

rachel__luna 2 years ago

Hahaha

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#30

DIY Custom Repaired Toms

DIY Custom Repaired Toms

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Yvonne Bernal 2 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

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Caitlyn McCracken 2 years ago

we all know cats hate yarn

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#32

The Proper Way To Fix A Dent

The Proper Way To Fix A Dent

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siriuslyafangirl 2 years ago

YESSSSSSSS

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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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kat lia 2 years ago

this would be nice, but the broken tiny glass made my finger cry.

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#34

Bike Seat Repair With Duck Tape

Bike Seat Repair With Duck Tape

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Halee Cody 2 years ago

Fyi for the ppl who posted this, it's not "duck" tape it's duct tape!!!

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#35

Cat-Scratch Fever To Cool Bespangled Couch

Cat-Scratch Fever To Cool Bespangled Couch

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The Alchemist 2 years ago

Ummmm, how about no?

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#36

Cracked Sidewalk Repair With Knitted Bricks

Cracked Sidewalk Repair With Knitted Bricks

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kat lia 2 years ago

might as well put an umbrella on it.

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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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AathiraSunil 2 years ago

Fixed it with a side effect of sudden heart attacks in the middle of the night

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#38

Broken Ceramics Repaired With Embroidery

Broken Ceramics Repaired With Embroidery

Michelle Taylor Report

Jasmine Chen 2 years ago

looks nice but kind of useless

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#39

Potholes Filled With Braided Strips Of Colourful Fabric

Potholes Filled With Braided Strips Of Colourful Fabric

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Tiny Dynamine 2 years ago

Nice idea but it wouldn't last 5 minutes.

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