132 “DIY WHY” Projects That Probably Should Have Never Happened (New Pics)


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.


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 This Toilet Seat Cover


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#2 Something I Found On Twitter


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#3 Please Don't Try This


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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.


#4 My Mom Tried To Make A Cane For My Dad


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#5 That Is An Actual Piece Of Bread.. Covered In Cement, Being Used As A Table Coaster


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#6 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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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.


#7 Made A Watermelonboy And Tested It Out In Public


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#8 Incognito Barefoot "Shoes"


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#9 This Mailbox


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#10 I Never Thought I’d See Anything Like This In My Own Town


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#11 Just Saw This On Twitter


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#12 5 Minute Craft


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#13 A Woman On My Timeline Has A "Remote Stick", Because Her Family Loses The TV Remote So Often


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#14 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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#15 Temporary Solution


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#16 Good Lord


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#17 Why Just Why


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#18 When You Start Playing A New Game And You Need To Wear Anything You Found


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#19 “Can You Pass The Salt Before It Falls Into The Trough Again Please”


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#20 This Great Wall Of China


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#21 Excuse Me What


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#22 Fake Sunroof Decal For Your Car


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#23 My Uncle's Christmas Tree


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#24 When You Want The Person Overtaking Behind You Have A Heart Attack


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#25 Found This One On Facebook


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#26 No Showerhead? Here Use A Tap Insted


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#27 Hot Glue Bowls I Found At My Boyfriend's House


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#28 For Sale In The Neighborhood


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#29 So I Posted This On Pics And I Was Really Proud Of It And Someone Said This Is Bad I Should Feel Bad And Post It Here. So Here I Am


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#30 Easy As Pie


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#31 My Dad’s Hot Glue And Silver Spray Paint Lampshade


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#32 Who Doesn't Love Crocs?


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#33 Came Across This Picture And Wanted To Share


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#34 Who Comes Up With This Stuff?


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#35 Found On Kijiji. Church Pew Headboard Complete With Buckets For Only $150.00


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#36 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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#37 The More You Think About It The Worse It Gets


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#38 Excuse Me I Need To Ride My Piece Of Wood To School


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#39 Wind Chimes


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#40 Liam Nissan


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#41 Making Your Dirt Bike Fit On Your Truck Bed


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#42 Impossible To Clean!


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#43 Ice Cream Bowl


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#44 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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#45 Spotted On The Marketplace


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#46 1. Find A Dead Beetle. 2. Cover It In Hot Glue. 3.fashion


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#47 A Definite Diwhy


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#48 Mows Grass, Gets Ass


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#49 It’s Not A Crack House, It’s A Crack Home


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#50 These Window Reflections Are Painted On


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#51 Deodordon't


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#52 I See Your Hand Candle And I Raise You My Hand Soap


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#53 I’m Scared


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#54 This "Up-Cycled" Hot Water Bottle Necklace


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#55 Diwtf


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#56 Why?


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#57 Hmmm


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#58 I Made An Interesting Ring From An Old National Geographic Article


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#59 Because Palm Trees Don’t Grow In Indiana


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#60 I Made A Candle From The Wax Casing Of Baby Bel Cheeses...


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#61 I Made A Ram Guitar Pick


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#62 One For The Classy Ladies


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#63 Concrete And Horseshoe Kettleball Found At A Goodwill In Sweet Home Alabama


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#64 Reusable Water Balloons, Anyone?


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#65 Jesus Christ


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#66 Aw Yee


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#67 Soo... Yeah


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#68 Porcelain With Handpainted Ants


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#69 Imagine Running Into Your In Laws While Wearing These


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#70 About 15 Years Ago I Got Drunk And Nicked A Security Camera. The Next Day I Gutted It And Put A Lightbulb In. It's Been Stowed Away Ever Since Until Today


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#71 The “When Grandma Passed I Didn’t Know What To Do With Her Meds” Decorative Jar


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#72 Real Fake Doors


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#73 I Hate It But Kind Of Like It!


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#74 Cyberpunk 2077


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#75 Nothing Quite Like Homemade Peanut M&M's


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#76 Bean Burrito


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#77 Meat Always Shrinks When I Cook It But Not Anymore!


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#78 The Hottest Freshest Pizza To Ever Be Delivered


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#79 How To Upcycle A Meat Grinder


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#80 Must Be A Dentist’s Car


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#81 Found In An Antique Mall


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#82 Still Not Sure Why I Made This


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#83 Still Available?


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#84 Pretty Sure It Decreased In Value


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#85 I Hear Y'all Like Fancy Doors


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#86 Finally Found Something For This Sub. Thanks Idaho!


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#87 I Don't Even Know What To Say


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#88 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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#89 Oh God


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#90 Piano Wall


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#91 My Partner And I Did 5 Minute Crafts As Our Christmas Gifts To Each Other


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#92 Why Even Have A Tree If You Hate Nature?


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#93 I Ate An Orange And Stitched The Peel Back Together Because I Was Bored


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#94 This Is Terrifying


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#95 125 Pound Hairball Made By A Barber


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#96 Dad’s “Life Hack” Didn’t Make Mom As Happy As He Hoped


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#97 I Made An iMac For Ants


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#98 Swiss Army Wife


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#99 Sometimes Homemade Just Hits Different


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#100 This License Plate


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#101 I Feel Like This Belongs Here


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#102 This Paperweight I Made With My Wisdom Teeth A Couple Years Back


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#103 Found My First Wild... Scorpion?


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#104 Making A Pig Chair


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#105 It's Probably Very Dependable


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#106 Thought It Belonged Here


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#107 This Is Terrifying


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#108 The Jouch


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#109 Yes


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#110 DIY Fail


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#111 I Accidentally Got Too Baked And Made This Monstrosity. I Present The Shrek Camera


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#112 Kept Fumbling In The Dark And Couldn't Figure Out Which Cable Was For My Phone Charger, So I Made It A Little Bigger And Easier To Distinguish


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#113 I Found This Monstrosity At My Local Acura Dealer


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#114 Forgot About Grandma


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#115 Doesn't A Holder Cost Like 2$?


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#116 Bumper Rockery


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#117 Is It Just Me Or...


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#118 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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#119 D R I P


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#120 Couldn’t Afford AirPods So I Made My Own


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#121 These "Wormaments" I Saw At An Oddities Store


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#122 Uhhh Who Tf Did This?


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#123 Attempt At A Computer Case?


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#124 Using A UV Lamp To Imprint Photos


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#125 Swiss Barbie Knife


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#126 Someone Turned Their Car Into A Truck


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#127 Ewwwwwwww


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#128 Have Loads Of Barbies And No Coat Hangers? I Have Solved Your Issue!


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#129 This Showed Up At My Work Today. It’s Hand Made From Old Cans Of Fanta


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#130 Lost The Backboard To Your Goal? Just Use The Back Of Your TV!


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#131 My Friend Plays Smash Competitively And Retweeted This. I Hate It


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#132 But Why


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