With the internet chock full of ‘Do It Yourself’ instructional videos and posts, it looks like everybody and their mothers should be DIY masters. However, some of these handmade projects and hacks should never ever have seen the light of day! And they’re making us ask, “DiWHY would you ever do this?”

Incidentally, ‘DiWHY’ is the name of the 1.1-million-strong subreddit that’s full of handcrafted disasters and fails that will make you want to show them to your dad and make him groan with despair. Check out some of the biggest DIY WTFs and remember to upvote the best of the worst ones as you scroll down. And have a read through our interview with IAMmojo, the sole moderator of the 'DiWHY' subreddit below, dear Pandas!

In the mood for some more facepalm-worth at-home DIY projects, our dear Crafty Pandas? Check out Bored Panda’s earlier post about the ‘DiWHY’ subreddit right here. And be sure to give their community a visit if you ever need some more demotivational crafting pics to look at.

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Bumper Rockery

Bumper Rockery

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Something I Found On Twitter

Something I Found On Twitter

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ML
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

By the print left on the cover, I think it was a man😁

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Moderator IAMmojo told Bored Panda that they moderate daily and, sometimes, things can be a bit overwhelming when there are many reposts to sift through. "It's not too difficult in general, but certain days there are influxes of [crap]posts and reposts which can get crazy. Even with rules, these will continue to happen. It's why i use Automoderator to handle rejections of any new accounts or low karma accounts as a baseline," they said.

We were curious to get their opinion about what most DIY fails have in common. Here's what IAMmojo said: "If you ask the sub, they will surely mention the hot glue gun as the main ingredient. I think most posts in generally have a humor element to it in common."

IAMmojo also had some inspiring advice for DIY crafters. "Keep working on your craft! What you make today maybe be the next big thing tomorrow! Not everyone is a skilled artisan, we can only try our best."

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My Uncle's Christmas Tree

My Uncle's Christmas Tree

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This Mailbox

This Mailbox

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Hans
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Maybe they heard you could disinfect stuff in a microwave oven...

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“Ever try fixing things on your own? Didn't come out the way they were supposed to? Do you stand there questioning your whole life? If so, post your results here to DiWHY, where [crappy] projects from DIY live prosperously,” the community moderators describe the subreddit’s main mission online.

Having been started way back in 2013, the ‘DiWHY’ subreddit’s “hot glue gun enthusiasts” (that what members call themselves) celebrated its 7th birthday last week on November 20. While their content is great for knowing what to avoid at all costs, it’s also useful to have some general DIY guidelines to help you out.

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Feeling Insecure About How Unoriginal And Boring Your Bathroom Tile Grout Is? Want To Make A Statement? Simply Just Cover It Up With Some Glitter Glue!

Feeling Insecure About How Unoriginal And Boring Your Bathroom Tile Grout Is? Want To Make A Statement? Simply Just Cover It Up With Some Glitter Glue!

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I Made A Candle From The Wax Casing Of Baby Bel Cheeses...

I Made A Candle From The Wax Casing Of Baby Bel Cheeses...

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When You Want The Person Overtaking Behind You Have A Heart Attack

When You Want The Person Overtaking Behind You Have A Heart Attack

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For example, ‘Today’s Homeowner’ suggests looking at projects in a very simple, sober way: don’t bite off more than you can chew. Some people tend to vastly overestimate their capabilities, so staying grounded, having patience, using the right tools, and taking the time to get every single measurement right is how you turn your DIY disasters into DIYESes!

The founder of ‘DiWhy,’ Mr. Khan, told Vice that imperfect projects and home crafting fails don’t divide us but rather connect us.

“DIY and the failed attempts that accompany it will always serve as a great way to connect us. I think we've all tried our hands at making or building something. At times, it comes out great, but other times you stand there questioning yourself and wondering if you should continue,” Mr. Khan said.

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Excuse Me I Need To Ride My Piece Of Wood To School

Excuse Me I Need To Ride My Piece Of Wood To School

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This Guy Built A Mini-Door Complete With Doorknob Into The Front Door At The Place He’s Renting, For His Cat Stanley

This Guy Built A Mini-Door Complete With Doorknob Into The Front Door At The Place He’s Renting, For His Cat Stanley

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Real Fake Doors

Real Fake Doors

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not my style but not really that bad. It is interesting and quirky.

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Porcelain With Handpainted Ants

Porcelain With Handpainted Ants

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I Hate It But Kind Of Like It!

I Hate It But Kind Of Like It!

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I Made A Ram Guitar Pick

I Made A Ram Guitar Pick

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Liam Nissan

Liam Nissan

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This Toilet Seat Cover

This Toilet Seat Cover

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“Can You Pass The Salt Before It Falls Into The Trough Again Please”

“Can You Pass The Salt Before It Falls Into The Trough Again Please”

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can actually see this being a nice idea if 1. it was an outside table and 2. there was glass on top so the middle is still usable and you don’t have to worry about everything getting wet.

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Thought It Belonged Here

Thought It Belonged Here

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Ice Cream Bowl

Ice Cream Bowl

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XxInstantKarmaxX
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I mean if you were sharing with a friend it would be ok. But by yourself STUPID

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My 9 Year Old Daughter Bedazzled Our Remote. It's Very Pretty But Quite Challenging To Find The Button You Need

My 9 Year Old Daughter Bedazzled Our Remote. It's Very Pretty But Quite Challenging To Find The Button You Need

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Mary Peace
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Challenging to find the button you need, but at least you can see the remote.

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Found My First Wild... Scorpion?

Found My First Wild... Scorpion?

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I Never Thought I’d See Anything Like This In My Own Town

I Never Thought I’d See Anything Like This In My Own Town

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Came Across This Picture And Wanted To Share

Came Across This Picture And Wanted To Share

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Gavin Bothwell
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When somebody decides to act a little TOO fancy

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It’s Not A Crack House, It’s A Crack Home

It’s Not A Crack House, It’s A Crack Home

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ML
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Do not try and bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead only try to realise the Truth... There is no spoon... Then you'll see that it is not the spoon that bends

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Why Just Why

Why Just Why

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Hmmm

Hmmm

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hahaha, picturing someone unclogging a toilet bouncing on a pogo stick is pretty funny.

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A Woman On My Timeline Has A "Remote Stick", Because Her Family Loses The TV Remote So Often

A Woman On My Timeline Has A "Remote Stick", Because Her Family Loses The TV Remote So Often

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This Showed Up At My Work Today. It’s Hand Made From Old Cans Of Fanta

This Showed Up At My Work Today. It’s Hand Made From Old Cans Of Fanta

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Just Saw This On Twitter

Just Saw This On Twitter

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This Paperweight Was Clearly Made With Hot-Glue-Gun Abuse. I Found It On My Grandfather’s Desk After He Passed And Apparently I Made It When I Was 4. Diwhy The Feels

This Paperweight Was Clearly Made With Hot-Glue-Gun Abuse. I Found It On My Grandfather’s Desk After He Passed And Apparently I Made It When I Was 4. Diwhy The Feels

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Made A Watermelonboy And Tested It Out In Public

Made A Watermelonboy And Tested It Out In Public

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Good Lord

Good Lord

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ML
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

just yuck. The design and the cleanliness.

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Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ

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BusLady
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Now we know what happened to Barbie and her friends.

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That Is An Actual Piece Of Bread.. Covered In Cement, Being Used As A Table Coaster

That Is An Actual Piece Of Bread.. Covered In Cement, Being Used As A Table Coaster

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Impossible To Clean!

Impossible To Clean!

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rabbitsrabbit
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Even on the inside of the toilet? This is giving me anxiety ):

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Please Don't Try This

Please Don't Try This

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This should immediately break the fuse once plugged in.

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Tried To Hang The Curtain Rod Above My Front Door Yesterday... Didn’t Realize What I Had Done Til I Stepped Back

Tried To Hang The Curtain Rod Above My Front Door Yesterday... Didn’t Realize What I Had Done Til I Stepped Back

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ML
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So basically two errors. You blocked the door and the curtain does not reach the bottom of the glass

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My Mom Tried To Make A Cane For My Dad

My Mom Tried To Make A Cane For My Dad

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Hans
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Save money on medical equipment. Pay a lot on medical care!

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As A Landlord, I Am Constantly Amazed At Some Things My Tenants Do. I Installed New Curtain Rods Before The New Tenant Moved In, But She Still Felt It Necessary To Nail The Curtains To The Wall

As A Landlord, I Am Constantly Amazed At Some Things My Tenants Do. I Installed New Curtain Rods Before The New Tenant Moved In, But She Still Felt It Necessary To Nail The Curtains To The Wall

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#45

These Window Reflections Are Painted On

These Window Reflections Are Painted On

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Incognito Barefoot "Shoes"

Incognito Barefoot "Shoes"

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SanchaTheSeeker
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

But why would you want to have shoes and be barefoot...

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#47

Who Doesn't Love Crocs?

Who Doesn't Love Crocs?

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#48

Imagine Running Into Your In Laws While Wearing These

Imagine Running Into Your In Laws While Wearing These

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Spotted On The Marketplace

Spotted On The Marketplace

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When You Start Playing A New Game And You Need To Wear Anything You Found

When You Start Playing A New Game And You Need To Wear Anything You Found

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