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

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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#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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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#12

Christmas Decor On A Budget!

Christmas Decor On A Budget!

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lemontzz aide
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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#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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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.
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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#36

Building A Coffee Table: For DIY Newbs

Building A Coffee Table: For DIY Newbs

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Mrs. Jenna R.
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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#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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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#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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#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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#64

$25 Diy Light Fixture That Anyone Can Make

$25 Diy Light Fixture That Anyone Can Make