11 Unfortunate DIY Attempts That Are So Bad They’re Funny

by Jess Catcher
Jess grew up in Oklahoma before moving to New York to become a writer. She has a cat named Agnes.

I’m the first to admit that many of my attempts at the projects I find on Pinterest wind up being total DIY fails — but at least I’ve never done something quite as bad as the ones listed below!

Whether they’re attempting to “MacGyver” a so-called clever solution to a problem in their home or trying what was supposed to be a simple craft project, they all fall pretty darn far from the mark.

You can’t blame them for trying, though, even if the result isn’t quite as aesthetically pleasing as things you’d find on a DIY blog. We’ve all been in that situation where we’re just desperate to have even a quick fix to a frustrating issue, despite knowing it probably won’t last very long.

However, some of the more precarious ideas below should definitely never be recreated.

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1. Kitchen Exhaust Fan


It might get the job done, but what happens when they need that wooden spoon?

2. Pallet Bed

pallet bed

The mattress-to-pallet ration is just a tad off on this rough attempt at a popular DIY craft.

3. Iron Stove


Nope, this is definitely a disaster just waiting to happen.

4. Toilet Humidifier


I really, really hope it’s been awhile since anyone used this throne before they decided to give this a try.

5. Cardboard Nightstand


Maybe if they’d just nixed the cardboard aspect and added a little paint to the pallet box, this would have been on another list entirely.

6. Mismatched Rock Wall

rock wall

This is one that was probably better left to a professional.

7. TV Switch

tv switch

I guess this is at least cheaper than shelling out for a whole new TV.

8. Cardboard Phone Case

phone case

It might not look great, but the thick cardboard probably protects this phone pretty darn well.

9. Miserable Macramé


How did they make this look so easy in the 1970s?

10. Painting The Wall


This is what happens when you only pay attention to half of a DIY painting hack — taking the cover off was smart, but not putting tape over the sockets was not.

11. Chair Coffee Table

coffee table

It’s like they’re asking to pick up shattered glass from their living room floor.

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