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Low Budget Fixes And Feats Of Domestic Engineering

We are people with problems. And problems require solutions. But we don't always have a lot of money, so those problems require us to devise intriguing and sometimes inadvisable DIY solutions. Sometimes we try to solve problems that aren't really even problems, or we try to exercise our creative juices with weird and intriguing DIY projects. For more inspiration, here are some low budget car mods and questionable fixes. And for the mechanically inclined who just want to see something cool, here's people making a steel sphere with an explosion.

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Weird, Intriguing and Not Great DIY Projects

Creativity is a good thing, but sometimes our creativity gets in the way of our sense and we end up making impressive creations of questionable taste. And that's not to say this stuff is useless either. People create effective low budget DIY solutions for their problems all the time. It's just that some ideas in practice tend to lack...uh... grace.

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Laughable and Dumb Building Maneuvers In Need of A Pro

Sure, you're allowed some creative license when it comes to designing a living space, but some of the unprofessional "not my job" moments and low budget solutions involved in building that place can get to be a bit much. It's hard to choose between having a permanent kitchen toilet or a permanent unmovable rafter ladder. What about a repurposed jug door handle? No?

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One person's "stupid and pointless waste of time" is another person's "cool thing to do with a photocopier. On its most basic level, a photocopier should be the least creatively charged tool there is. Like, it's whole job is to make uninspired, exact copies of things; usually boring documents. But this man sees through the humble exterior of the photocopier and unlocks its creative potential.

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Every now and again we come across a useful DIY recipe that just screams victory. In this case, we have TikToker@rickyreilly3 sharing his magical DIY recipe for some homemade Baja Blast. Definitely going to have to try this out soon. 

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Masterful Low Budget DIY Solutions

There are wise people among us who are frugal and decent with tools. These masters of DIY solutions have our respect. And while some of us don't like the idea of using a beer can as a shower head, you have to admit that it's not stupid if it works.

low budget Do-it-yourself engineering | fixing a broken headlamp in a car with a bottle of coke | cleaning roof drainage pipes with an extra tall leaf blower
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Weird, Bad and Absurd DIY Situations

A whole lot of us have looked at some fixture in our home and thought "man, it wouldn't be too difficult to gussie that thing up a bit. I could borrow Doug's saw and crack that baby open. Maybe throw some extra pipes in there. Yeah, I could have a super toilet." Most of us who have that thought realize very soon after that it's not as easy we might think it is. The rest of us go for it and end up with some low budget DIY engineering solutions.

funny and stupid DIY failures | toilet seat cover with a chunk taken off it to fit it next to a wall | stairs leading up to nowhere blocked by the ceiling
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Strange and Unique Stuff People Tried Selling Online

Online marketplaces connect everyone in a fascinating world of supply and demand, where sometimes the supply is old benches from fast food places, uniquely shaped Cheetos, and extremely realistic horror-themed baby dolls. There's not a whole lot of demand for all the weird and bad stuff people try to sell online, but at least it's a spectacle.

Weird stuff people tried selling online | 40 year old summer sausage sale. One kind and extremely rare | 10,000 Chuck E Cheese Tickets US $450.00 Free Shipping
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Impressive and Dumb Low Budget DIY Solutions

Life hands us all sorts of technical challenges, and it's up to us to solve them with our own ingenuity. Sometimes that ingenuity leads us to using a defunct school bus as a bridge, and other times it leads us to gluing a fan to the ceiling. A lot of these low budget fixes and DIY solutions are bad, unsafe and extremely unadvisable, so take that with a heaping pile of salt.

Funny and stupid engineering solutions | bench made of wooden planks and concrete blocks | candle taped below a shower head to warm heat up the pipes
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Absurd and Potentially Horrible DIY Projects

People's motivation to create things is sometimes stronger than their drive to make something tasteful of even useful. At heart, that's a good thing. But in practice, things can get weird. It usually goes one of two ways. For the problem solving pragmatist, there are low budget DIY solutions. And for the misguided artists, there are impressive creations of dubious taste.

Weird and stupid DIY crafts and projects | soft cupboard utensils and plates stuffed in the slits in a block of foam | Upcyled Caterpillar Tailcoat sewed gloves trailing behind a long coat
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Bad But Impressive Budget Engineering Solutions

People may not have a whole lot of money, but what they do have is creativity and ingenuity. And sometimes they have more of that than decent sense. What results are gutters made out of old boots, precarious ladder formations and a whole lot of other impressive and dumb low budget DIY solutions.

Bad and funny DIY solutions | Tugboat sandbox boat person floating in a small boat | shower head attached to a water container hanging on the wall
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Now, for a moment, just imagine if someone 100 years later were to discover the beautiful mini sword, and proceed to turn it into a rusty nail. 

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People That Definitely Didn't Nail It

Nope, not even close, but that's okay. We'd be nowhere without the world proving time and time again that it is prone to frequent bouts of complete failure. 

A collection of fails from people that definitely didn't nail it | steps that are not aligned with the door | faucet shooting out a water stream outside of the sink
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Innovative and Sometimes Dumb Solutions

You can't fault people for their resourcefulness. But you can blame them for when their innovation is a patently stupid idea. Some ideas become OSHA enraging safety fails while others become low budget DIY solutions. It's kind of up in the air, really.

Funny low budget DIY solutions | My phone screen broke, maybe better Mark Hamill @HamillHimself broken screen be sure, but welcome one glowing green crack in a screen looking like a star wars lightsaber | old phone nokia used as a door stopper
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Low Budget Solutions and Fixes

Who needs an adequate replacement part when you have a whole bunch of junk lying around? These folks have made some bad but awesome low budget solutions to solve their problems without breaking the bank. Some of these low budget fixes and diy solutions are extremely bad ideas, but here they are.

low budget fixes and diy solutions | Alright everyone Let this sink moment car gear stick replaced with a glass bathroom knob | pipe with holes poked in it as a shower head
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Questionable "There I Fixed It" Moments

Life has its many problems, but sometimes we don't have the time, resources, or effort to solve those problems how they should be solved. This leaves opportunities for Bad but Awesome Low Budget Solutions as well as less inventive but Wonderfully Unprofessional "Not My Job" Moments.

Funny, questionable, resourceful low budget fixes | Release Door Press Green Button DOOR RELEASE GREEN EXIT BUTTON red button | truck fixed with cardboard from a box REFRIGERADOR
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