For those who think that few good things, if any, came out of the pandemic, let me remind you how we all became at least a little bit more mindful and self-reflective. After all, many people developed new hobbies (or at least tried them!) like knitting or baking, while others took on projects they never had time for, like renovating an old garage in their backyard.

And those who were especially dedicated have turned up with some seriously impressive results. Thanks to the corner of Reddit known as “Something I Made,” we have an amazing collection of DIY projects to get you inspired.

Think of a beautiful handmade gown, a Roman bust aquarium, iridescent stained glass—it seems like nothing was impossible for these creative people who gave their idle hands some work to do.

Psst! Part 1 of the article with more incredible stuff people made while in quarantine waits right here.

#1

My Handmade Gown. Please Rate My Work

My Handmade Gown. Please Rate My Work

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Jayne Kyra
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1 month ago

I want a life where I can wear this every day. Or wear fantasy-game outfits and it being normal.

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Giant Safety Pin Lamp I Made From Aluminium And 3D Printed Parts. It Turns Off When You Close The Pin And There's A Second Switch In The Point

Giant Safety Pin Lamp I Made From Aluminium And 3D Printed Parts. It Turns Off When You Close The Pin And There's A Second Switch In The Point

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
1 month ago

Its really awesome it opens and closes to turn the light on and off

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#3

I'm A Beekeeper And I Preserve Natural Pieces Of Honeycomb I Find Inside Hives With Resin Into Pendants And Art

I'm A Beekeeper And I Preserve Natural Pieces Of Honeycomb I Find Inside Hives With Resin Into Pendants And Art

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Celeste Grant
Community Member
1 month ago

Stunning.

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Bored Panda reached out to one such Indiana-based artist that goes by the Reddit handle @weenphisher76, who has been sharing some amazing handmade vinyl stickers. You can browse through their portfolio of some funny, lighthearted, witty and inspirational stickers on the Etsy shop “WeenphisherStickArt.” We asked them how they found enjoyment in making sticker art and what it's like to make something by yourself.

#4

I Created A Giant, Stormy Wave Painting That I Am Very Proud Of

I Created A Giant, Stormy Wave Painting That I Am Very Proud Of

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes! water is s hard to get right

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#5

Some Turquoise Glow Pieces I Made Using Precious Metals, Resin And Glow Pigment So It Absorbs Light To Emit Light

Some Turquoise Glow Pieces I Made Using Precious Metals, Resin And Glow Pigment So It Absorbs Light To Emit Light

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Otter
Community Member
1 month ago

What an enchanting necklace! I want one!

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#6

I Make Bumper Stickers That Challenge Stereotypical Narratives About Women

I Make Bumper Stickers That Challenge Stereotypical Narratives About Women

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Rose the Cook
Community Member
1 month ago

Good one.

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“I’m a clinical social worker and the stress of my job requires that I engage in creative endeavors to help me cope with the trauma that I am exposed to on a daily basis,” the artist told us. Moreover, @weenphisher76 added that they started making stickers in order to pay for the music festivals they love attending. “I sell the stickers in the lot and usually pay for my tickets.”

#7

Someone Threw Out My Mum's Wedding Purse And It Was Ruined In The Rain. I Managed To Save It And Make A Keepsake Pillow. Hoping To Gift It For Her 27th Anniversary. What Do You Think?

Someone Threw Out My Mum's Wedding Purse And It Was Ruined In The Rain. I Managed To Save It And Make A Keepsake Pillow. Hoping To Gift It For Her 27th Anniversary. What Do You Think?

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Agfox
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks great & I hope your Mum enjoys it - but who threw out her wedding purse?

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#8

I Painted A Watercolour Portrait Of A Pitbull Enjoying The Sun

I Painted A Watercolour Portrait Of A Pitbull Enjoying The Sun

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Bogart Lee Blues
Community Member
1 month ago

This is beautiful.

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#9

I Make Backgammon Boards Out Of Pressed Leaves And Foliage, This Is My Favourite One So Far

I Make Backgammon Boards Out Of Pressed Leaves And Foliage, This Is My Favourite One So Far

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Gary
Community Member
1 month ago

This is visually beautiful and I would buy them for my backgammon friends

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“Eventually, this morphed into making stickers of other subjects. I opened an Etsy shop as a platform to sell my work,” the sticker artist recounted. However, during the turbulent election in 2020, @weenphisher76 became inspired to make not only lighthearted and fun stickers, but also ones that elicit conversation. “I usually choose subjects that are controversial or demand conversation. I like to offer a counter-narrative to the hegemony of American culture,” they explained and added that “I try to stay abreast of pop culture phenomena and political current events.”

#10

White Oak Eagle Stump Job

White Oak Eagle Stump Job

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Rose the Cook
Community Member
1 month ago

Great work.

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#11

Our Nursery...my Wife Had A Vision And It Deserves To Be Seen

Our Nursery...my Wife Had A Vision And It Deserves To Be Seen

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Amina Hays
Community Member
1 month ago

I grew up on Calvin and Hobbes, I still have all the books! Some tattier than others! The documentary about Bill Watterson is amazing.

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#12

I Made The Yarn, The Hat, And The Human Wearing It

I Made The Yarn, The Hat, And The Human Wearing It

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
1 month ago

You mean the human rocking it.

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When it comes to the whole process, @weenphisher76 said that “I make my stickers after I come home at night. I usually design a sticker in one sitting, that’s how I work.”

The sticker artist said that the support from people who appreciate their art is very important. “I love how my ideas and art have been accepted by many who have been suffering through the pandemic and need a laugh or feel that they are empowered and that they are not alone in this fight,” the artist concluded.

It’s worth noting that their bumper sticker which says “I like my women how I like my coffee… Strong and Valued in the workplace” has amassed 5k upvotes on the r/SomethingIMade subreddit, where people share all the DIY projects they create.

#13

I Made These Two Pieces By Painting On Top Of An Acrylic Pour

I Made These Two Pieces By Painting On Top Of An Acrylic Pour

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MauKini
Community Member
1 month ago

I love the medusa!

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#14

Made A Fake Security Camera Birdhouse From Scrap Wood

Made A Fake Security Camera Birdhouse From Scrap Wood

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Robert T
Community Member
1 month ago

Love this. Just wondering if you'll set the birds looking for how to get into real security cameras. Can see a lot of confused CCTV operators with birds pecking at the lenses! :D

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#15

I Made Some Shelves

I Made Some Shelves

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Imma
Community Member
1 month ago

I think I need those, at least I wanna know how to make one :)

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#16

My Handmade Wedding Dress

My Handmade Wedding Dress

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Aski Markup
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Love, love, love it!

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#17

Little Triceratops With Flowers

Little Triceratops With Flowers

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Gremlan jonnson
Community Member
1 month ago

Cute 😍

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#18

A Pet Portrait I Completed In Pastel Pencils And Panpastels ✏️

A Pet Portrait I Completed In Pastel Pencils And Panpastels ✏️

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Amina Hays
Community Member
1 month ago

My goodness, it looks like a photograph!

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#19

Hello Everybody! I Am Engaged In Deer Antler Carving (Just Want To Inform You That You Do Not Need To Kill Deer For This. Every Winter Deer Shed Their Antlers To Grow New Ones) These Are My New Hairpins. I Want To Share This With You

Hello Everybody! I Am Engaged In Deer Antler Carving (Just Want To Inform You That You Do Not Need To Kill Deer For This. Every Winter Deer Shed Their Antlers To Grow New Ones) These Are My New Hairpins. I Want To Share This With You

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Elif Eren
Community Member
1 month ago

Gorgeous and useful

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#20

I Made A Pair Of Boots For My Partner

I Made A Pair Of Boots For My Partner

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Salam Payne
Community Member
1 month ago

Beautiful 😻

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#21

I Made All Of These This Week. Rather Than Listening To Negative Persons Who Called Them Ugly Earlier Today, Im Still Proud Of Them

I Made All Of These This Week. Rather Than Listening To Negative Persons Who Called Them Ugly Earlier Today, Im Still Proud Of Them

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Nope
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't think they're ugly at all

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#22

Lord Of The Rings Bag And Book Cover Combo I Just Finished

Lord Of The Rings Bag And Book Cover Combo I Just Finished

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Otter
Community Member
1 month ago

I've seen this before and I have the same question: HOW MUCH WILL YOU CHARGE TO MAKE ME A ROHAN BAG?????

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#23

I Hand Painted This Helmet!

I Hand Painted This Helmet!

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Brian Brown
Community Member
1 month ago

very detailed, nice

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#24

Up Cake!

Up Cake!

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Lovin' Life
Community Member
1 month ago

AWESOMENESS

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#25

I'm Making 1,000 Of These 3" Tall Hearts To Sew Together To Make A Quilt. Laying Them Out Like This After 3 Months Of Sewing, Cutting And Stuffing Was Incredibly Satisfying. I'd Like To Share The Fruits Of My Labour With A Group Of Folks Who Will Appreciate It. I Hope You Enjoy This Image

I'm Making 1,000 Of These 3" Tall Hearts To Sew Together To Make A Quilt. Laying Them Out Like This After 3 Months Of Sewing, Cutting And Stuffing Was Incredibly Satisfying. I'd Like To Share The Fruits Of My Labour With A Group Of Folks Who Will Appreciate It. I Hope You Enjoy This Image

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Paizleypie
Community Member
1 month ago

So unique and beautiful!

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#26

A Lakeside Firepit I Built (100% Solo!) With Native River Rock. This Is The Biggest Freestanding Stone Structure I've Ever Built

A Lakeside Firepit I Built (100% Solo!) With Native River Rock. This Is The Biggest Freestanding Stone Structure I've Ever Built

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Beast
Community Member
1 month ago

nice work👍

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#27

A Portrait By Me

A Portrait By Me

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Sonia M
Community Member
1 month ago

Beautiful!

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#28

We Turned Our Son’s Race Car Bed Into A Pirate Ship

We Turned Our Son’s Race Car Bed Into A Pirate Ship

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Imma
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm 31 and I want one, is that wrong? 🤔

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#29

Favourite Bouquet Of The Week, I Loved Making This!

Favourite Bouquet Of The Week, I Loved Making This!

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Lovin' Life
Community Member
1 month ago

Gorgeous

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#30

My Best Tie Dye Work Yet! What Do You Think?

My Best Tie Dye Work Yet! What Do You Think?

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Otter
Community Member
1 month ago

That is indeed high-level tie-dye!

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#31

My Very First Welding Project!

My Very First Welding Project!

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Fiona Bell
Community Member
1 month ago

Love it 😀

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#32

This Ghost Lady I Made With Chicken Wire

This Ghost Lady I Made With Chicken Wire

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MauKini
Community Member
1 month ago

Cool but nope for me... It would scare me to death!

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#33

Wood / LED Desk I Made From Scrap Cuts. Probably My Favorite Commission To This Day

Wood / LED Desk I Made From Scrap Cuts. Probably My Favorite Commission To This Day

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Auntriarch
Community Member
1 month ago

Fabulous mixture!

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#34

My Crochet House Plant Collection!

My Crochet House Plant Collection!

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Lisa Carr
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Perfect for people like me! I can't keep a plant alive! Lol.

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#35

Mechanical Owl Key Hooks That I Designed And Printed

Mechanical Owl Key Hooks That I Designed And Printed

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Brian Brown
Community Member
1 month ago

oh that is cool

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#36

I’m An Adult And My Friend Is Moving Away. I Made Her A Friendship Bracelet As A Parting Gift

I’m An Adult And My Friend Is Moving Away. I Made Her A Friendship Bracelet As A Parting Gift

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Juniper
Community Member
1 month ago

oh, i just love the message

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#37

My Daughter’s 11th Birthday Cake. 12” Diameter, 10” Height. All Frosting, Filling, And Cake From Scratch. Not Bad For A Dad

My Daughter’s 11th Birthday Cake. 12” Diameter, 10” Height. All Frosting, Filling, And Cake From Scratch. Not Bad For A Dad

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

Not bad for anyone. I know I couldn't do it, still learning to get the pressure and precision right with an icing bag.

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#38

Grumples The Mushroom Mug (Mushroom Cap Comes Off), The First Of His Species

Grumples The Mushroom Mug (Mushroom Cap Comes Off), The First Of His Species

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
1 month ago

Very cute. Would be fun to drink tea out of in class

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#39

I Made A Gemstone From A Piece Of Glass From A Beer Bottle

I Made A Gemstone From A Piece Of Glass From A Beer Bottle

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Otter
Community Member
1 month ago

The color of expensive topaz!

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#40

Secret Room Tardis. Our Son Always Wanted A Secret Room So I Built Him This Dr Who Tardis. It’s Bigger On The Inside!

Secret Room Tardis. Our Son Always Wanted A Secret Room So I Built Him This Dr Who Tardis. It’s Bigger On The Inside!

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JuJu
Community Member
1 month ago

Aaaaaaaaah *screams in whovian"

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#41

My Sister Is Starting Her Own Business Doing Hand-Made Home Decor. She Seriously Doubts Herself But I’m Really Proud Of Her And I Want You To See The Beautiful Stuff She Makes

My Sister Is Starting Her Own Business Doing Hand-Made Home Decor. She Seriously Doubts Herself But I’m Really Proud Of Her And I Want You To See The Beautiful Stuff She Makes

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Lisa Carr
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

She is very talented. And you are good sibling.

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#42

Back To Wearing Masks At Work, So I Made A New One Out Of 4mm Eva Foam And Foam Clay. I Made The Cigar Light Up With Some Flickering Tealight Leds And Made A Switch I Can Press With My Lip. Pretty Happy With It

Back To Wearing Masks At Work, So I Made A New One Out Of 4mm Eva Foam And Foam Clay. I Made The Cigar Light Up With Some Flickering Tealight Leds And Made A Switch I Can Press With My Lip. Pretty Happy With It

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Witchling
Community Member
1 month ago

Well done!!

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#43

Did It All Myself. Proud Of The Result, Let Me Know Your Opinion

Did It All Myself. Proud Of The Result, Let Me Know Your Opinion

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
1 month ago

Personally, I prefer the "then," but I like overgrowth. If you prefer the "now," congrats!

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#44

I Made A Knife With A Handle Of Old Skateboard Decks

I Made A Knife With A Handle Of Old Skateboard Decks

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Auntriarch
Community Member
1 month ago

Lush!

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#45

I Invented My Own Alphabet And Turned It Into A Font For A Book I Made!

I Invented My Own Alphabet And Turned It Into A Font For A Book I Made!

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Rachel Cowley
Community Member
1 month ago

Holy cow 🐮 that is beautiful! What is the book? Where can I buy or find out more please

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#46

Beth Harmon's Mint Green Dress From The Queen's Gambit Recreated

Beth Harmon's Mint Green Dress From The Queen's Gambit Recreated

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Frog
Community Member
1 month ago

honestly it looks better on you

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#47

I Made Grilled Chicken Sandwiches On Ciabatta Bread Out Of Clay

I Made Grilled Chicken Sandwiches On Ciabatta Bread Out Of Clay

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Rachel Cowley
Community Member
1 month ago

That is impressively realistic

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#48

I 3D Printed Some Purposely Visible Hearing Aids Because My Normal Behind-The-Ear Hearing Aids Suck

I 3D Printed Some Purposely Visible Hearing Aids Because My Normal Behind-The-Ear Hearing Aids Suck

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Rachel Cowley
Community Member
1 month ago

I have a lot of questions about these. Where can I go to find out more info please

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#49

Turned My TV Into A Nintendo Switch

Turned My TV Into A Nintendo Switch

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TmKhr
Community Member
1 month ago

This is so cool, I want one too!

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#50

I Made A Roman Bust Aquarium!

I Made A Roman Bust Aquarium!

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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
1 month ago

OP about the fish: "It was only a temporary art installation, and afterwards I moved the fish into a larger tank for their wellbeing! :)"

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