DIY Fails And Their Creators That Are Definitely Going Through Some Things

Just because you can do it yourself doesn’t mean you should. That means instead of taping that CD over your missing gas tank door you should go an get it replaced. Easy stuff like that – save your Bon Jovi tunes for the stereo.

Some of these were bad ideas executed well. Others were good ideas done poorly. But behind most of these are people who probably need a hug and a warm cup of tea. Strap yourself in for these DIY don’ts.

If You Don’t Have Bike Tires Just Grab Several Pairs Of White Sneakers

bike dude riding it sneakers instead of tires
Photo Credit: HidroProtagonist / Reddit
Photo Credit: HidroProtagonist / Reddit

We’ve all been in the situation where our bike tire has popped – most of us have immediately gone and gotten it replaced with another one. There’s no other option. Well, this guy was gosh darn tired of his tires popping all the time.

This is a cursed image. He took his best grass-mowing dad sneakers and made this monstrosity. Just imagine the thump of it slowly coming down the street towards you. Problem solved though, now he only has to worry if his tires get their laces untied.

This CD Looks Roughly The Same Size As The Gas Tank Door Right?

CD gas cap not great
Photo Credit: beepbeepph / Reddit
Photo Credit: beepbeepph / Reddit

It’s no secret that we’re moving into a digital age. Everything is becoming obsolete so it can be hard to try and incorporate your old tech into the future. Not for this guy though. He’s all prepared for whatever new-fangled doo-dads may come.

This is either a good way to ruin a CD or a good way to make sure you start a gas tank fire. We all know how hot those CD’s can get when they’ve been sitting in the sun. It was always torture trying to put in Bruce Springsteen while your fingers got 3rd-degree burns.

This Guy Hates His Family And Himself

plastic bags as airbags on a car this is a bad DIY
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Photo Credit: beebeepph / Reddit

Airbags are just inflatable bags. They’re super durable and tested millions of times and can save people’s lives but…they’re just bags, right? This auto-DIYer definitely feels this way.

There is no better picture that captures the ambivalence one man feels for his family and himself than the one here. He said to heck with safety and expensive life-saving devices, why buy when we can blow up bags? Too bad they have to re-inflate the bags after every car trip. Those things just aren’t made like they used to be.

Tall DIY Camper Is Perfect To Stand And Get Murdered In

bad camper way too tall on a truck made of plywood
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Photo Credit: mountain_bound / Reddit

Your friend invites you to come up to the mountains with him for a few beers, a nice fire, and some good old fashioned buddy time. Then he pulls up in this hackjob of a truck camper. Do you run? Yeah, you run.

Only axe murderers and people who’ve lost their glasses would put this together and send it on the road. This camper screams ‘I don’t care about you’ and ‘I don’t care about myself.’ Want to go camping? Well, you’re coming.

Peppa Pig Meets Blowtorch For This Child’s Birthday Party

Peppa pig cake not looking a lot like the cartoon character
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Photo Credit: ThePeoplesBard / Reddit

We all love our kids and want to make them happy. That means going all-in with their weird cartoon universe where they can quote every episode of Paw Patrol. Yeah, Pepperina something the Pig? Whatever, let’s do that for the cake theme.

This DIYer didn’t even try. She took one look at the picture and then went to break up a fight between the 7-year-olds in the backyard and then came back inside and took her frustration out on these cupcakes. Those soulless Smartie eyes were born out a mom at the end of her rope.

The Car Has Airconditioning Again But We Can’t Fit It In The Garage

air conditioning unit on a car strapped to the side
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Photo Credit: allthebetter / Reddit

Hot summers suck. You stick to everything, you feel uncomfortable all the time, and your kids never stop complaining about how hot it is. We get it Jimmy, you’re hot. When this van’s air-conditioning broke, this dad decided he wasn’t hearing any complaints this summer.

This dad doesn’t need to go to some fancy shop and get his air-conditioning fixed when he can hook up a genny and a window unit himself. Who cares if he can’t go over 18 mph or hits other cars in the parking lot? Those are small potatoes compared to the blazing sun.

Trailer Van Has Evolved Into Trailer Home

van attached to mobile home siding
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Photo Credit: jeuv / Reddit

Got an old white van you no longer need? Have a house? An excess of white paint and siding? Good news, you have all the ingredients you need to make the worst den in history.

There’s something not right about your neighbor’s new addition on his house. Maybe it’s the fact the floor moves when you walk, or the fact that there’s a license plate where the downspout should be. This DIYer isn’t fooling anyone by draping shingles over the hood.

This DIYer Doesn’t Know Plastic And Stoves Don’t Mix

duct tape over convection oven glass it's going to melt soon
Photo Credit: twotaps / Reddit
Photo Credit: twotaps / Reddit

There’s a feeling that exists in all of humanity that when we see a crack we want to fix it. Immediately. Reddit user twotaps’ girlfriend definitely gave into this feeling a little too hard when she used duct tape to fix their induction stove.

This idea requires all of 5 seconds of thought to realize that it’s bad. Melted plastic literally smells like a nightmare and we didn’t think nightmares could have a smell. Hopefully, this duct-tape-happy DIYer discovers the miraculous fixing powers of going to the store and buying a new one soon.

Chair Made Of Pants Is Ready To Devour You

bean bag chair but jeans stapled together awful craft
Photo Credit: noneo / Reddit
Photo Credit: noneo / Reddit

This is a popular DIY that recently made its rounds on the internet for how impractical and horrifying it is. Whoever created it can proudly call themselves the creator of one of the most hated things on the internet. This chair will truly try and eat you.

The worst part about this is that it’s held together with staples. Instead of ye olde fabric glue and stitching, this thing is made of staples that stab you when you sit down. These staple teeth just add another reason to keep the lights on in whatever room this thing is in.

Holes Poked In A Plastic Water Bottle Make A Great Showerhead

showerhead made of a water bottle holes poked through
Photo Credit: Ottawa General Contractors / Pinterest
Photo Credit: Ottawa General Contractors / Pinterest

Is it a failure because it doesn’t work? No, it’s not. It’s a failure because this abomination continues to exist despite all odds. This shower DIY is only for people with low standards of living and a hatred for the environment. They should’ve used a steel thermos instead of a plastic bottle.

This is the kind of thing you try as a joke to see if it works and then immediately take it down. If this showerhead stays up longer than a week then you might have a serious DIY addiction.

You’re Always Going To Be Falling Down These Stairs

bad stairs slanted uneven weird design
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Photo Credit: IAmSnort / Reddit

What most of us expect from our stairs is stability, mobility, and levelness. Just the basics to really nail that up-down motion. What we don’t want are stairs that look like they’ve had a couple of drinks.

None of the steps are even and none of them are even remotely the same height. It’s great how the DIYer put metal borders on this staircase to ‘protect’ the wood. Don’t worry, there’s nothing worth protecting about this fun-house feature.

Duct Tape Is Waterproof So Why Not Use It On A Toilet Repair

toilet ducttaped to the wall tank gone
Photo Credit: Ottawa General Contractors / Pinterest
Photo Credit: Ottawa General Contractors / Pinterest

Look, despite the ads and the Home Depot cult following, duct tape cannot be used for everything. Sure, on first glance it always looks like it’s going to hold but that’s not the case. You can’t fight gravity forever with a couple of pieces of tape.

This guy was clearly inspired by the video where they built a boat out of duct tape and sailed it on the water. This DIYer needs to be reminded that the internet is not reality and duct tape and water are not the best combo. Hopefully, his pipes aren’t patched with the stuff too.

The Off-Limits McDonald’s Area Is So Secure…It’s Pad Locked

combination lock holding rope together at kfc
Photo Credit: MarkusAPersson / Reddit
Photo Credit: MarkusAPersson / Reddit

Don’t even think about going into the forbidden section of the restaurant after the employees have swept and mopped the floors at night. They’re serious about their closing duties and will not hesitate to give you a long stink eye if you so much as look at the section that’s closed.

These workers at this McDonald’s were equally as intense about you not going into the closed section. So when their rope broke they had to secure it. This DIYer came up with the perfect solution that matches night-shifts’ intense energy. No tape, thanks. Only steel padlocks.

Speaker Shelf Is Hanging By A Thread…Actually 12

speaker shelving hung up looking weird
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Photo Credit: KingJak117 / Reddit

We’ve all got our sound systems. For some of us, it’s our phones at max volume, and for others, it’s a $600 Bose speaker. To each their own. Except for maybe this guy with his Franken-speaker held in place by rope. He needs to stop.

Imagine going to your friend’s house and they have this setup. Who’s the first call you’re going to make? The police, their mother, or Best Buy? This DIYer needs serious help if this is their idea of a ‘shelf.’

It’s A Ceiling Fan, Duh

fan taped to the ceiling now a ceiling fan
Photo Credit: Ottawa General Contractors / Pinterest
Photo Credit: Ottawa General Contractors / Pinterest

This one might be a college DIY hack. Actually, it’s definitely a college hack. No self-respecting grown up with a job and a retirement savings plan would tape a fan to a ceiling. Please let that not be the case.

It’s a fan taped to the ceiling – a ceiling fan. Don’t waste your money at those expensive home building places and get yourself a ceiling fan that will do the job you want it to without costing the big bucks. Just tread around your apartment lightly or it’ll fall.

Yeah, Just Lift The Door And Put It In The Truck Bed

white door as truck bed door truck looks bad
Photo Credit: HidroProtagonist / Reddit
Photo Credit: HidroProtagonist / Reddit

Some people prioritize differently than others. Some put work while others put family first. This DIYer prioritized lifting his truck over buying a real truck bed door. Not to worry, a sawed-off white bathroom door will do the trick. Just don’t lean anything against it.

This one is like an Impressionist painting – you’ve got to cover one eye, squint, and stand 30 yards away before it starts looking good. If it wasn’t for that doorknob then this DIY would’ve been seamless.

Sheep Cake Was Sheared Then Traumatized

little lamb cake diy version looks awful
Photo Credit: UnicornBeef / Reddit
Photo Credit: UnicornBeef / Reddit

Watching Chef Buddy and the guys work away on Cake Boss always gives us an inflated sense of self and we leave thinking ‘it’s only cakes – I could do that.’ Well, most of us can’t. This sheep cake is here to tell the story of one mom who shouldn’t have even tried.

This cake doesn’t even come close. Everything that could’ve gone wrong went wrong. But what really takes the cake for the worst part of this pastry is the eyes. Those eyes have seen a lot.

How Badly Do You Really Need A Custom 3 Switch Light Switch?

three lightswitches closely set up together and impractical
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Photo Credit: jewishjihad / Reddit

Okay so your house has a lot of lights. What a lot of people choose to do is put all the light switches for a room next to each other on one light switch panel. According to this DIYer, those people are fancy and unnecessary. Viva la single switch.

In theory, this works – you can turn all of these lights on and off. But the problem comes with everything else. This photo is a surefire way to raise your blood pressure if you stare at it long enough.

This DIYer Turned Their Car Into A Truck

car with the truck bed fake truck bed
Photo Credit: jpina33 / Reddit
Photo Credit: jpina33 / Reddit

You always want what you can’t have. This DIYer knows this all too well since they wanted a new Ford F-150 but could only afford what looks like a 1995 Impala. But they didn’t let that stop them from owning the truck of their dreams – although it probably should’ve.

This abomination needs an explanation. Why does this person need that 3 feet of overhang? What are they loading that will possibly stay there without rolling off? This is a good dream that needed a little more time in the incubation stage.

Grandma Got A Car And Did The Upholstery Herself

floral upholstery on a car lots of bows frills and ribbons
Photo Credit: Die_Like_A_Rockstar
Photo Credit: Die_Like_A_Rockstar

You’ve heard of leather seats and you know better than to jump into a car with those and start acting wild. Now imagine that same level of car love, but this time it’s your grandma and she’s ready to DIY her Dodge into her dream vehicle.

Don’t even think about coming into this car with dirty shoes – grandma will let you know exactly how much that doesn’t jive with her and her euchre group. The bare ceiling is weird – if she’s going to do this much she might as well go and glue bows to the roof as well.