Have you ever wanted something really badly but can't quite bring yourself to pay the ridiculous amounts of money for it? Maybe you've been in a situation where you really needed that one thing you simply didn’t have?

What did you do? If you decided to improvise and make the thing yourself, share your creations with everyone here!

#1

Wanted To Get My Mom This Type Of Chandelier For Christmas But Didn't Have $300 Or More To Spend So I Decided To Make It, How Did I Do?

Wanted To Get My Mom This Type Of Chandelier For Christmas But Didn't Have $300 Or More To Spend So I Decided To Make It, How Did I Do?

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Zori the degu
Community Member
4 years ago

Amazing work! People as creative as you are going places!:)

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#2

Didn't Have A Stand, So I Improvised

Didn't Have A Stand, So I Improvised

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Ok Ha-Neul
Community Member
4 years ago

clever

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#3

My Coworker Forgot Her Contact Lens Case, So She Improvised

My Coworker Forgot Her Contact Lens Case, So She Improvised

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Dhanya Munro
Community Member
4 years ago

I can sense all the ophthalmologists cringing at this arrangement. But personally I love it!

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#4

A Little Diy On My Son's Toy Car Which Had Lost Its Wheels, And See Lovely My Reward At The End!

A Little Diy On My Son's Toy Car Which Had Lost Its Wheels, And See Lovely My Reward At The End!

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Silent Skeleton
Community Member
4 years ago

The best reward :o)

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#5

Made This Probably 14 Years Ago For My Mom. Still Useful Today

Made This Probably 14 Years Ago For My Mom. Still Useful Today

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Loraine Mac
Community Member
4 years ago

Love it!

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#6

Regular Trips To The Spa Can Be Pretty Expensive... This 130 L (35gallon) "tub" Wasn't

Regular Trips To The Spa Can Be Pretty Expensive... This 130 L (35gallon) "tub" Wasn't

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lemontzz aide
Community Member
4 years ago

& that means more money for wine!!! LOL

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#7

My Friend Has Been A Little Depressed Lately, So I Made Her A Panda Pin To Sheer Her Up, Because She Loves Pins And Pandas. What Do You Think?

My Friend Has Been A Little Depressed Lately, So I Made Her A Panda Pin To Sheer Her Up, Because She Loves Pins And Pandas. What Do You Think?

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Daniel Sipes
Community Member
4 years ago

You are a beautiful human being :,)

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#8

When A Star Wars Loving Friend Threw A Birthday Party For His Son, And All We Could Afford Was A Thrifted Rocking Horse, I Channeled My Inner Obi Wan Kenobi..

When A Star Wars Loving Friend Threw A Birthday Party For His Son, And All We Could Afford Was A Thrifted Rocking Horse, I Channeled My Inner Obi Wan Kenobi..

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Lydia Juerss
Community Member
4 years ago

This is absolutely amazing!!!

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#9

When We Couldn't Find A Cool Coat Rack, We Decided To Ask Nature For A Little Help..

When We Couldn't Find A Cool Coat Rack, We Decided To Ask Nature For A Little Help..

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piggy panda
Community Member
4 years ago

that is awesome and goes so well with the decor in your house brilliant

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#10

I Couldn't Afford Any Real Shower Curtain Rings, At The Time. Luckily, My Job Had A Strict Dress-code...so I Had Plenty Of Hair-ties.

I Couldn't Afford Any Real Shower Curtain Rings, At The Time. Luckily, My Job Had A Strict Dress-code...so I Had Plenty Of Hair-ties.

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Ok Ha-Neul
Community Member
4 years ago

i can never find hair ties but shower rings for some unknown reason i have plenty of those (i get drunk in the shower and fall and pull the shower curtains down which apparently breaks the rings heh )

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#11

Used An Articulated Lamp And An Recycled Paper Towel Tube To Create A Crappy Reading Light. As Least It Works ;)

Used An Articulated Lamp And An Recycled Paper Towel Tube To Create A Crappy Reading Light. As Least It Works ;)

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lemontzz aide
Community Member
4 years ago

necessity IS the mother of invention

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#12

Christmas Decor On A Budget!

Christmas Decor On A Budget!

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lemontzz aide
Community Member
4 years ago

Thats great & you can source all materials from a desk - marker, thumb tack, paper clip, coffee cup & a bonus, chocolate!!! :)

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#13

So I Ran Out Of Beer And The Only Thing I Had Was Wine. Didn't Have A Cork Screw. Stuff Happened

So I Ran Out Of Beer And The Only Thing I Had Was Wine. Didn't Have A Cork Screw. Stuff Happened

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Dario Zlokic
Community Member
4 years ago

Push the bloody cork INSIDE the bottle and pour that wine like nothing happened

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#14

"if You Need To Read When It's Dark!" Led String Lights In A Balloon And A Pair Of Old Glasses.

"if You Need To Read When It's Dark!" Led String Lights In A Balloon And A Pair Of Old Glasses.

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N G
Community Member
4 years ago

When you have a Bright idea, i thought the bulb should hover over your head ☺

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#15

Fancy Side Tables Are Expensive.... So I Made From An Old Desk Organizer And The Side Of A Playpen

Fancy Side Tables Are Expensive.... So I Made From An Old Desk Organizer And The Side Of A Playpen

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Hatsune Chiku
Community Member
4 years ago

That's so clever! You used old items to make something new. I love it

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#16

Remember That Paper Weaving You Had To Do In Kindergarten? Turns Out You Can Make Pretty Nifty Baskets Like That

Remember That Paper Weaving You Had To Do In Kindergarten? Turns Out You Can Make Pretty Nifty Baskets Like That

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boobookittysmom
Community Member
4 years ago

Well, I think that's a cutie patootie basket for Easter or to hold office stuff or anything you want!

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#17

My Little Sis Complained All Day And Night About Old Curtain On Door So I Came Up With This.

My Little Sis Complained All Day And Night About Old Curtain On Door So I Came Up With This.

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Amber Ice
Community Member
4 years ago

This is an awesome idea and beautifully made!

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#18

I Filled A Plastic Bag Holder With Soil And Planted Over 40 Spinach Plants On My Balcony

I Filled A Plastic Bag Holder With Soil And Planted Over 40 Spinach Plants On My Balcony

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Ava Ford
Community Member
3 years ago

Bet Popeye would like this

#19

I Spilled Wax And Didn't Have An Iron So I Used Our Teapot!

I Spilled Wax And Didn't Have An Iron So I Used Our Teapot!

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Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
Community Member
4 years ago

Smart girl 😃

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#20

Since Our Dog Shreds All The Store-bought Toys We Give Her, We Decided To Make Them From Old T-shirt Rags Instead. That's One Happy Ol' Pupper!

Since Our Dog Shreds All The Store-bought Toys We Give Her, We Decided To Make Them From Old T-shirt Rags Instead. That's One Happy Ol' Pupper!

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#21

Mother-In-Law Has A Bad Hip And Was Sad That She Wouldn't Be Able To Walk To The Beach To Hang Out With The Family For The Fourth Of July Week. So I Made A Surprise For Her - A Beach Wheel Chair That Only Cost Me Around $140 To Make (They Sell Online For $1200+)

Mother-In-Law Has A Bad Hip And Was Sad That She Wouldn't Be Able To Walk To The Beach To Hang Out With The Family For The Fourth Of July Week. So I Made A Surprise For Her - A Beach Wheel Chair That Only Cost Me Around $140 To Make (They Sell Online For $1200+)

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jamie1707
Community Member
4 years ago

I really like that. Your're a good guy Sergio

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#22

It's Difficult To Find Cat Furniture That Isn't Hideous So I Built A Cat Tree

It's Difficult To Find Cat Furniture That Isn't Hideous So I Built A Cat Tree

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Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
Community Member
4 years ago

I want a cat just to build this

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#23

Why Buy Bathroom Shelves When You Can Have Wine? (blog In Link For Tutorials And Stuff)

Why Buy Bathroom Shelves When You Can Have Wine? (blog In Link For Tutorials And Stuff)

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#24

Parking Garage For My Son's Car Collection

Parking Garage For My Son's Car Collection

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#25

Made A Pallet Lounge Tree Swing And It's Awesome!

Made A Pallet Lounge Tree Swing And It's Awesome!

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Natalie Binebrink-Davis
Community Member
4 years ago

Now this is freaking amazing!

#26

Created An Arsenal For My Kids Nerf Collection. It's Not Prefect, Or Professional By Any Means, But It Keeps Their Crap Off The Floor

Created An Arsenal For My Kids Nerf Collection. It's Not Prefect, Or Professional By Any Means, But It Keeps Their Crap Off The Floor

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Thal
Community Member
4 years ago

I want all that stuff

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#27

I Made Some Simple Wall Art That I Thought Came Out Pretty Cool

I Made Some Simple Wall Art That I Thought Came Out Pretty Cool

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Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
Community Member
4 years ago

Pretty cool... you're being modest: it's awesome!

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#28

I Wasn't Sure If My Package Was Under 16 Oz For Mailbox Use. No Scales At Home, I Improvised

I Wasn't Sure If My Package Was Under 16 Oz For Mailbox Use. No Scales At Home, I Improvised

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Jax Ashton
Community Member
4 years ago

Brilliant!!

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#29

I Can't Afford Gucci Aces So I DIY'd A Pair Of Vans

I Can't Afford Gucci Aces So I DIY'd A Pair Of Vans

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Mrs. Jenna R.
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful! Great idea!

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#30

Couldn't Find My Candle Holder, As A Musician I Improvised The Best I Could

Couldn't Find My Candle Holder, As A Musician I Improvised The Best I Could

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Natalie Binebrink-Davis
Community Member
4 years ago

Aw this is so sweet. Very romantic.

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#31

I Made A Simple DIY Magazine Rack Using Copper Pipe And Denim Cloth

I Made A Simple DIY Magazine Rack Using Copper Pipe And Denim Cloth

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#32

I Made It Myself

I Made It Myself

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Mrs. Jenna R.
Community Member
4 years ago

Nicely done! Thanks for the idea!

#33

Needed A Place To Stash My Wine And A Coffee Table... Solved Both Problems With Some Milk Crates, Salvaged Truck Flooring And Some Scrap Steel

Needed A Place To Stash My Wine And A Coffee Table... Solved Both Problems With Some Milk Crates, Salvaged Truck Flooring And Some Scrap Steel

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#34

The Company I Work For Wouldn't Buy The Guy That Runs The Shop A New Rolling Chair So He Improvised And Rides In Style

The Company I Work For Wouldn't Buy The Guy That Runs The Shop A New Rolling Chair So He Improvised And Rides In Style

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Tony Cabré
Community Member
4 years ago

Clever

#35

I Made Shot Glasses Using Beer Bottlenecks. The Top Of The Labels Measure Out To Exactly 1oz

I Made Shot Glasses Using Beer Bottlenecks. The Top Of The Labels Measure Out To Exactly 1oz

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Oletdinie
Community Member
4 years ago

How u cut it?

#36

Building A Coffee Table: For DIY Newbs

Building A Coffee Table: For DIY Newbs

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Mrs. Jenna R.
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautifully done! And the drift wood in the center is a really nice touch!

#37

Did Not Have The Money For A Standing Mixer, So I Improvised

Did Not Have The Money For A Standing Mixer, So I Improvised

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#38

I Had Nowhere To Put My Soap Or Shampoo, So I Improvised With Some Coat Hangers

I Had Nowhere To Put My Soap Or Shampoo, So I Improvised With Some Coat Hangers

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#39

I Turned A Log Into A Nightstand By Doing Absolutely Nothing

I Turned A Log Into A Nightstand By Doing Absolutely Nothing

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#40

A Branch As A Jewelry Holder Made By My Boyfriend

A Branch As A Jewelry Holder Made By My Boyfriend

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#41

The Lack Of Lumbar Support Was Starting To Take A Toll, So I Improvised An Ergonomic Chair With What I Had In Hand

The Lack Of Lumbar Support Was Starting To Take A Toll, So I Improvised An Ergonomic Chair With What I Had In Hand

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#42

My Friends And I Were At A Beach Without A Lamp, So We Improvised With An Iphone And A Water Bottle

My Friends And I Were At A Beach Without A Lamp, So We Improvised With An Iphone And A Water Bottle

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Jax Ashton
Community Member
4 years ago

I see your spark of creativity there 😜

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#43

Happy Cat

Happy Cat

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#44

I Was A Carpenter And I Loved Baking. Didn't Have Money To Buy A Mixer So This Is How I Blended Cookie Dough. Like A F*cking Man

I Was A Carpenter And I Loved Baking. Didn't Have Money To Buy A Mixer So This Is How I Blended Cookie Dough. Like A F*cking Man

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Tony Cabré
Community Member
4 years ago

Badass

#45

My Girlfriend Needed A Light Box, So We Made One Using A Clear Plastic Draw, And Her Phone Light

My Girlfriend Needed A Light Box, So We Made One Using A Clear Plastic Draw, And Her Phone Light

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LunasTeam
Community Member
3 years ago

if its stupid but it works... it ain't stupid.

#46

My Kid's Toy Car Lost Its Wheels Long Ago - So I Used Soda Bottle Tops To Fix These... See The Joy On His Face At The Result?

My Kid's Toy Car Lost Its Wheels Long Ago - So I Used Soda Bottle Tops To Fix These... See The Joy On His Face At The Result?

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Wulfur
Community Member
4 years ago

RE-POST!!!!

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#47

Pallet Wood Changing Table

Pallet Wood Changing Table

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#48

Needed A Table, Made One From Scrap Wood I Had In My Burn Barrel

Needed A Table, Made One From Scrap Wood I Had In My Burn Barrel

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#49

Why Buy A Canoe When You Can Make One Yourself?

Why Buy A Canoe When You Can Make One Yourself?

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~Ravenclaw~ OwO
Community Member
3 years ago

Becuase when your DIY canoe breaks then you'll regret not buying an expensive but well-made canoe.

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#50

I Needed A Bookcase. So I Made A Bookcase

I Needed A Bookcase. So I Made A Bookcase

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Natalie Binebrink-Davis
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful

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#51

The Used Wii We Ordered Didn't Have A Stand, So We Made Our Own Out Of Legos

The Used Wii We Ordered Didn't Have A Stand, So We Made Our Own Out Of Legos

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#52

Cat Tree Made From Juniper Branches That Were Headed For The Chipper

Cat Tree Made From Juniper Branches That Were Headed For The Chipper

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#53

Pallet Wood Table

Pallet Wood Table

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#54

Junk Frame+scrap Wood Flooring =pretty Cool Table

Junk Frame+scrap Wood Flooring =pretty Cool Table

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#55

1/2 Pallet Spice Rack

1/2 Pallet Spice Rack

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#56

Cheap And Easy Pallet Coasters From Popsicle Sticks

Cheap And Easy Pallet Coasters From Popsicle Sticks

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#57

My Speedo Is Broken, But The Tachometer Works Fine. Lets Fix It With Vector Graphics

My Speedo Is Broken, But The Tachometer Works Fine. Lets Fix It With Vector Graphics

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Val/Malibu/Dante/Bob
Community Member
1 year ago

I swear this is my designer teacher hes always going on about Vector graphics

#58

Decided To Make Homemade Pasta And Realized I Didn't Have A Drying Rack

Decided To Make Homemade Pasta And Realized I Didn't Have A Drying Rack

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#59

Some Pizza Boxes, Blue Painters Tape, Construction Paper - $6 Photo Booth

Some Pizza Boxes, Blue Painters Tape, Construction Paper - $6 Photo Booth

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#60

DIY - Binder Clip Cell Phone Stand (With Room For USB)

DIY - Binder Clip Cell Phone Stand (With Room For USB)

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#61

Wenge Magnetic Knife Block

Wenge Magnetic Knife Block

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maya P.K
Community Member
4 months ago

dengerous

#62

Had No Capo So I Improvised With What I Got And Created This

Had No Capo So I Improvised With What I Got And Created This

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Joy Gerred
Community Member
3 years ago

Sweet!

#63

Needed A Dog Gate But Hated The Options At Target, So I Made One Out Of Reclaimed Walnut

Needed A Dog Gate But Hated The Options At Target, So I Made One Out Of Reclaimed Walnut

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happyapple89
Community Member
1 year ago

Very cool

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#64

$25 Diy Light Fixture That Anyone Can Make

$25 Diy Light Fixture That Anyone Can Make

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#65

Couldn't Find Patio Furniture That Didn't Cost A Over $2k. Made This For About $27 (reclaimed Wood Was Free)

Couldn't Find Patio Furniture That Didn't Cost A Over $2k. Made This For About $27 (reclaimed Wood Was Free)

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#66

Homemade Canadian Crutch

Homemade Canadian Crutch

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Panda Man
Community Member
4 years ago

This is Canada summed up in a pair of crutches

#67

Make Your Own Earphone Buds Out Of Ear Plugs To Cancel Noise Better

Make Your Own Earphone Buds Out Of Ear Plugs To Cancel Noise Better

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D-m Keilman
Community Member
4 years ago

I tried this one. Was near impossible and didn't work well.

#68

Decided I Needed A Tablet Stand, So I Made One With Driftwood And String

Decided I Needed A Tablet Stand, So I Made One With Driftwood And String

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#69

Homemade Fidget Cube

Homemade Fidget Cube

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#70

Homemade Sushi Rolling Mat

Homemade Sushi Rolling Mat

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#71

How Do You Like My Self Made Phone Fold Chair?

How Do You Like My Self Made Phone Fold Chair?

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Tony Cabré
Community Member
4 years ago

Painful to sit on...

#72

I Forgot My Fork At Home... Does This Count As A Hack?

I Forgot My Fork At Home... Does This Count As A Hack?

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Tony Cabré
Community Member
4 years ago

What about two pencils as chopsticks ?

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#73

Why Even Buy Banana Stands When You Can Make A Headphone Stand From Legos?

Why Even Buy Banana Stands When You Can Make A Headphone Stand From Legos?

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Panda Man
Community Member
4 years ago

Not lego