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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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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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Low Budget Fixes and DIY Solutions

People get very crafty with their low budget DIY solutions. It's not stupid if it works. It might be ugly, dangerous, illegal, and admittedly pretty stupid, but if it works it works. But hey, what do you do if you want a ride on lawn mower and you don't have the cash to buy one? You resort to a masterful low budget DIY solution.

Funny low budget do it yourself fixes and creations | filling up a pool with water from a rain gutter installed on a roof | shaving blades attached to broken plastic forks
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Wholesome School Project Solution Is Lazy Genius

This kind of story brings us back to the days of overthinking some school physics project, only to have one kid come in with the most simple solution and actually make it work. Here are some resourceful DIY solutions that have our respect.

Story about solving a school project with as low effort as possible | Posted by u/saltyhotwing 23 hours ago just has roll? Got Back seventh grade had an assignment where had make cars out limited materials only items were allowed use were: 6 inches wire Unlimited printer paper Unlimited glue
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Bad but Awesome Low Budget Solutions

Why would you ever buy a pan, basketball hoop or unnecessary shower head when you have a can-do attitude and don't mind having to explain your surroundings constantly. These masterful low budget DIY solutions can magically turn junk into useful items, even if they kind of look horrible and don't exactly work right. What can we say but resourceful DIY solutions have our respect.

Funny low budget DIY engineering and solutions | slice of cheese with the words BUY POST IT NOTES carved into it | sink faucet installed in place of a shower head
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Crafty Low Budget DIY Solutions

However, if it doesn't work and is illegal, it might be stupid. Here are some sweet DIY solutions for better or for worse. Almost any problem can be solved on a budget if you don't care if it looks nice, works well or is safe. Human beings are masters at getting things done, and that results in a lot of "it's not stupid if it works" moments.

Funny and crazy do it yourself solutions | making a fork out of safety pins to eat canned fruit | children playground made from industrial tubes and pipes
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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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"It's Not Stupid if it Works" Moments

We like to think solutions have to be as complicated as the problems themselves, but sometimes a seemingly stupid solution is exactly what you need. Where there's a will, there's a way, and sometimes resourceful DIY solutions don't look pretty, but they work. 

Stupid solutions that worked | reddit posted by Backbeatking 7.8k points 6 days ago They just sent an order rover on Mars hit itself with shovel worked. Percussive maintenance.
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Resourceful DIY Solutions That Have Our Respect

You think you have to be a big spender Mr. Rockefeller fat cat to afford a toilet seat warmer? Not when you have some socks lying around! With a wish and a prayer, some technical know-how and the ability to overlook installations that look like they are literal garbage, you too can be a DIY master. Not everything has been invented quite yet, hence these useful and interesting innovations to make life easier.

Funny low budget DIY fixes | metal pot attached to a tap in the wall pouring water into an open washing machine. broken clock, the missing numbers are instead written on the wall its hanging on
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32 DIY "Solutions" People Had for Life's Many Problems

I guess if packing peanuts are a thing, then packing popcorn isn't too far off. Modern problems require modern solutions, and these folks improvised like the best of em. Some better than others. It's gonna be harder to dunk when those trees keep growing...

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14 DIY Home Improvement Attempts That Never Should Tried In The First Place

These DIY home improvement Fails never should've tried in the first place. Sometimes things are better left untouched. While their intentions might've been hopeful and well-intentioned, the results are what landed them here back at Fail Blog! So, next time you tack on a home improvement task for yourself, do NOT create any of these shining disasters. 

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28 DIY Fails And Wins That Will Make You Feel Better About Your Day's Struggles

Happy Hump Day to all. Maybe that signifies you've just about made it halfway through your grind of a week. If you have, keep pushing through with a little help from images of people meeting their own kind of struggles with stubborn resilience. Part of me wants to call them DIY fails, but the other part of me is caught up in admiration over how ingenious some of these are! 

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