50 “DIY WHY” Projects That Probably Should Have Never Happened (New Pics) Interview
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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Something I Found On Twitter
This Great Wall Of China
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."
My Uncle's Christmas Tree
“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.
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!
I Made A Candle From The Wax Casing Of Baby Bel Cheeses...
When You Want The Person Overtaking Behind You Have A Heart Attack
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.
Excuse Me I Need To Ride My Piece Of Wood To School
This Guy Built A Mini-Door Complete With Doorknob Into The Front Door At The Place He’s Renting, For His Cat Stanley
Real Fake Doors
Not my style but not really that bad. It is interesting and quirky.
Porcelain With Handpainted Ants
I Hate It But Kind Of Like It!
I Made A Ram Guitar Pick
This Toilet Seat Cover
“Can You Pass The Salt Before It Falls Into The Trough Again Please”
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.
Thought It Belonged Here
Ice Cream Bowl
I mean if you were sharing with a friend it would be ok. But by yourself STUPID
My 9 Year Old Daughter Bedazzled Our Remote. It's Very Pretty But Quite Challenging To Find The Button You Need
Challenging to find the button you need, but at least you can see the remote.
Found My First Wild... Scorpion?
5 Minute Craft
I Never Thought I’d See Anything Like This In My Own Town
Came Across This Picture And Wanted To Share
It’s Not A Crack House, It’s A Crack Home
Why Just Why
Excuse Me What
Hahaha, picturing someone unclogging a toilet bouncing on a pogo stick is pretty funny.
A Woman On My Timeline Has A "Remote Stick", Because Her Family Loses The TV Remote So Often
This Showed Up At My Work Today. It’s Hand Made From Old Cans Of Fanta
Just Saw This On Twitter
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
Made A Watermelonboy And Tested It Out In Public
That Is An Actual Piece Of Bread.. Covered In Cement, Being Used As A Table Coaster
Impossible To Clean!
Even on the inside of the toilet? This is giving me anxiety ):
Please Don't Try This
Tried To Hang The Curtain Rod Above My Front Door Yesterday... Didn’t Realize What I Had Done Til I Stepped Back
My Mom Tried To Make A Cane For My Dad
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
These Window Reflections Are Painted On
Incognito Barefoot "Shoes"
But why would you want to have shoes and be barefoot...
Who Doesn't Love Crocs?
That part about getting fired after wearing them says all
Imagine Running Into Your In Laws While Wearing These
Spotted On The Marketplace
When You Start Playing A New Game And You Need To Wear Anything You Found
The More You Think About It The Worse It Gets
Pretty Sure It Decreased In Value
I thought you could only do this to a Lincoln Continental
I Ate An Orange And Stitched The Peel Back Together Because I Was Bored
No Showerhead? Here Use A Tap Insted
The “When Grandma Passed I Didn’t Know What To Do With Her Meds” Decorative Jar
That’s not safe to have around especially with kids. I don’t know about the rest of the world but in Aus you take all unused and out of date medication to the chemist.