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.

#1

Bumper Rockery

Bumper Rockery

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Cat Nip
Community Member
8 months ago

I would do that this needs more upvotes

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#2

Something I Found On Twitter

Something I Found On Twitter

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ML
Community Member
8 months ago

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

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#3

This Great Wall Of China

This Great Wall Of China

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Turnip and a Frog
Community Member
8 months ago

Hahaha

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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."

#4

My Uncle's Christmas Tree

My Uncle's Christmas Tree

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Rainbow Panda
Community Member
8 months ago

It’s a method for when you can’t get a tree. 🌲

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#5

I’m Scared

I’m Scared

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Gavin Bothwell
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8 months ago

***scared noises intensify***

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#6

This Mailbox

This Mailbox

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Hans
Community Member
8 months ago

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.

#7

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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Monika Rhodes
Community Member
8 months ago

Ok. I love this 😂

earringnut
Community Member
8 months ago

I kinda hate the tile though. IDK. Maybe use gold glitter instead?

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
8 months ago (edited)

I love a bit of sparkle but this is just silly, you should use gold glitter coz it would match the tiles better lol.

BorPand8
Community Member
8 months ago

You're absolutely right! 😆😂😂

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BusLady
Community Member
8 months ago

Maybe I'm tacky, but I think this is pretty.

Katherine Boag
Community Member
8 months ago

Don't tempt me

Saara .
Community Member
8 months ago

😂

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Aahzmandus Pervect
Community Member
8 months ago

This is very neatly done!

Syra ‍‍
Community Member
8 months ago

Maybe I'm a little weird but I like this

David K
Community Member
8 months ago

There are so many reasons why this is a stupid idea.

Thomas Ewing
Community Member
8 months ago

Hides the mildew!

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Nikki Sevven
Community Member
8 months ago

Yes, because it's important to provide mold and mildew with their own special nesting sites.

Susan Trevaskis-Owen
Community Member
8 months ago

Glad to see I'm not the only one who thought it looked nice.

Not-so-MadMax
Community Member
8 months ago

yes please!

Tabitha L
Community Member
8 months ago

They do make grout with sparkle. Why not use a product designed for this?

Mary Peace
Community Member
8 months ago

I guess that would be more expensive, and they already had this glitter... Who knows what other parts of the house have already been 'glitterfied'?

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Signe Manat Hansen
Community Member
8 months ago

It's gonna last approximately 0.2 seconds

Deson
Community Member
8 months ago

I could see this.

Shelli Aderman
Community Member
8 months ago

OK, this is actually kinda cool!

Kat Hi
Community Member
8 months ago

Find that one actually pretty cool:D

LegendYak
Community Member
8 months ago

no. just no.

Soph the Loaf
Community Member
8 months ago

I can't decide if this is gaudy or fabulous. Maybe both.

Blue
Community Member
8 months ago

Actually looks kinda satisfying, ngl..

Roberto Durante
Community Member
8 months ago (edited)

nice idea

Cindy Burrell
Community Member
8 months ago

I kind of like this

Kathy Brown
Community Member
8 months ago

I love it too.

Bama Belle
Community Member
8 months ago

If the glitter were gold to match the tile, this might actually be very pretty.

Colin Mochrie At Its Finest
Community Member
8 months ago

Cool idea but the two dont go together.

Something
Community Member
8 months ago

The glitter glue pictured is the wrong color for the tile, but this would be great if the colors went together.

DDmaybeandor
Community Member
8 months ago

Wana see this finished before I judge.

Damon Gates
Community Member
8 months ago

I've seen a brick house that was mortared like this.

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
8 months ago

No. Glitter is just ready-made microplastics. Any use where there is wear and tear is Not Good and the sooner we stop using glitter altogether the better.

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BoredPanda is awesome
Community Member
8 months ago

Would take a few bottles and a little time

Stanley Yen
Community Member
8 months ago

I am addicted to upvoting people's comments.

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あんぱんまん
Community Member
8 months ago

that would take sooo long...

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
8 months ago

And forever more you will come out of your bathroom all glittery like a stripper.

Shawna Kimble
Community Member
8 months ago

Sounds like a plan to me!

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Kateryna
Community Member
8 months ago

It would look much better with white tiles

Dogs_are_cool
Community Member
8 months ago

i wanna see the final product lol

Todd Hollfelder
Community Member
8 months ago

If it's done perfectly it could be pretty sharp... with your mood ring toilet seat.

TheDemonUnderYourBed
Community Member
8 months ago

That crap never dries. But if it works, it works.

Ava Musselman
Community Member
8 months ago

ok....maybe in jojo siwas bathroom

bern Habubbi
Community Member
8 months ago

Don't use glitter then moan about plastic waste, that stuffs the devil

ZenChickChristine
Community Member
5 months ago

I could see this working in a backsplash.

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
8 months ago

Great - is there a Utube video to show me how??? :-)

Powercat
Community Member
8 months ago

They are so going to regret this...

Cora Gregory
Community Member
8 months ago

my bathroom needs a makeover...

Pippa Runs
Community Member
8 months ago

Ooooh some gray tile floors with that gray glitter glue!

Farnaz Khoshbakht
Community Member
8 months ago

what's wrong with this?

Bonnie Edwards
Community Member
8 months ago

That's awesome. But only with the right tile.

Akucdota
Community Member
8 months ago

That will not last long

Pogy Nevis
Community Member
8 months ago

And do it with super glue, and have your family get stuck.

Caroline Driver
Community Member
8 months ago

I have seen glitter grout in a diy shop, so maybe someone saw it, loved the idea but not the cost and didn't think about how long glitter glue would last. But yeah, I'd have used a gold tone glitter, not iridescent grey with brownish tiles

Anna roberts
Community Member
8 months ago

Apparently it is grout Homeowners have stumbled across glittery grout, which comes in gold and silver, and are using it to create seriously snazzy bathrooms. Fans can pick up some on eBay for £14.99, with the website saying: “Crystal Clear Glitter Sealant and Adhesive is easily tooled for a unique finish and ideal where clarity is required for example in kitchen & bathrooms.”

Agnieszka Kumek
Community Member
8 months ago

My tile grouts are horrible because I've put them myself and it was my first time, but that's the idea! If it works...

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
8 months ago

Tacky as f**k.

Susie Swearingen-Kamachi
Community Member
8 months ago

Why not!

Brenda Johnson
Community Member
8 months ago

I would have gone with gold glitter.

M Kate McCulloch
Community Member
8 months ago

That might look cool, in a bar, with black or charcoal floor tiles. Might...

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
8 months ago

Cool

Diandra “Mss Didi” Blackthorn
Community Member
8 months ago

GREAT idea!

Marsha Sturgill
Community Member
8 months ago

Colored glitter does NOT go with this tile.

Thomas Turnbull
Community Member
8 months ago

its gonna wash off

Stannous Flouride
Community Member
8 months ago

It will last a week at most and then, glitter EVERYWHERE.

NWB
Community Member
8 months ago

nope!

Ivette
Community Member
8 months ago

why would someone do this

Ryukei Panda
Community Member
8 months ago

Nope...

No you didn't
Community Member
8 months ago

No, I'm not feeling insecure about my bathroom tile grout, but thanks for asking.

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#8

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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Rainbow Panda
Community Member
8 months ago

That’s cool recycling! ♻️

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#9

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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Tina Hugh
Community Member
8 months ago

This should not be street legal.

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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.

#10

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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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
8 months ago

Pretty innovative.

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#11

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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May Alta
Community Member
8 months ago

That's adorable!

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#12

Real Fake Doors

Real Fake Doors

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
8 months ago

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

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#13

Porcelain With Handpainted Ants

Porcelain With Handpainted Ants

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Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
8 months ago

Wow, that's some amazing skill though

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#14

I Hate It But Kind Of Like It!

I Hate It But Kind Of Like It!

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Savannah Mcquillan
Community Member
8 months ago

Man I would totally do that

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#15

I Made A Ram Guitar Pick

I Made A Ram Guitar Pick

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Tara Brooks
Community Member
8 months ago

That’s actually pretty cool

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#16

Liam Nissan

Liam Nissan

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
8 months ago

I will find you and I will drive you to work

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#17

This Toilet Seat Cover

This Toilet Seat Cover

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Hans
Community Member
8 months ago

This truly is disgusting.

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#18

“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)
Community Member
8 months ago

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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#19

Thought It Belonged Here

Thought It Belonged Here

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DC
Community Member
8 months ago

This is absolutely cool!

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#20

Ice Cream Bowl

Ice Cream Bowl

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XxInstantKarmaxX
Community Member
8 months ago

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

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#21

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
Community Member
8 months ago

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

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#22

Found My First Wild... Scorpion?

Found My First Wild... Scorpion?

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ge pa
Community Member
8 months ago

actually that's very good

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#23

5 Minute Craft

5 Minute Craft

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Kristof De Smet
Community Member
8 months ago

can't unsee

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#24

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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Hooked
Community Member
8 months ago

Welcome to the home of "Small-Penis-Man"

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#25

Came Across This Picture And Wanted To Share

Came Across This Picture And Wanted To Share

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Gavin Bothwell
Community Member
8 months ago

When somebody decides to act a little TOO fancy

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#26

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
Community Member
8 months ago

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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#27

Why Just Why

Why Just Why

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Hans
Community Member
8 months ago

For the gentle touch when you need it!

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#28

Excuse Me What

Excuse Me What

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WelpMelp
Community Member
8 months ago

OH HELL NO

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#29

Hmmm

Hmmm

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
8 months ago

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

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#30

Aw Yee

Aw Yee

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BusLady
Community Member
8 months ago

They be stylin' in Texas.

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#31

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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rabbitsrabbit
Community Member
8 months ago

Well, it certainly answers the 'why'

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#32

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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Ryukei Panda
Community Member
8 months ago

You gotta admire the craftmanship!

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#33

Just Saw This On Twitter

Just Saw This On Twitter

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
8 months ago

Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.

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#34

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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DforDory
Community Member
8 months ago

Actually cute that he kept it!

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#35

Made A Watermelonboy And Tested It Out In Public

Made A Watermelonboy And Tested It Out In Public

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David K
Community Member
8 months ago

Must have!

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#36

Good Lord

Good Lord

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ML
Community Member
8 months ago

just yuck. The design and the cleanliness.

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#37

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ

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BusLady
Community Member
8 months ago

Now we know what happened to Barbie and her friends.

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#38

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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Hans
Community Member
8 months ago

erm...why?

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#39

Impossible To Clean!

Impossible To Clean!

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rabbitsrabbit
Community Member
8 months ago

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

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#40

Please Don't Try This

Please Don't Try This

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Hans
Community Member
8 months ago

This should immediately break the fuse once plugged in.

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#41

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
8 months ago

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

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#42

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
Community Member
8 months ago

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

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#43

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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Gavin Bothwell
Community Member
8 months ago

Something shady is happening in there

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#44

Temporary Solution

Temporary Solution

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Hans
Community Member
8 months ago

100% safe!

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#45

These Window Reflections Are Painted On

These Window Reflections Are Painted On

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Tina Hugh
Community Member
8 months ago

I think I like it

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#46

Incognito Barefoot "Shoes"

Incognito Barefoot "Shoes"

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SanchaTheSeeker
Community Member
8 months ago

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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Aleksandra Elias
Community Member
8 months ago

That part about getting fired after wearing them says all

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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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Lys Chen
Community Member
8 months ago

Her ear hole does not look good...

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#49

Spotted On The Marketplace

Spotted On The Marketplace

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DforDory
Community Member
8 months ago

That Furby seems to be fuming quite often.😏

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#50

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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SanchaTheSeeker
Community Member
8 months ago

Easier to put on shoes or at least socks

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