Not everyone is a born handyman — God knows I'm not.

But that doesn't stop people from thinking they can just rig themselves a solution to a problem in a way that won't hurt the wallet.

The problem is, these solutions are either short-sighted, or just flawed to begin with. We'll let you decide which of these is which.


1. Steel-toed shoes are important in any dangerous setting, and kudos to this person for making an effort. 

Still, it's hard to protect your toes when something can just take your entire foot off because you're wearing flip-flops.

Reddit |  GenY_vs_Millenials

2. I don't know if Satan is real or not, but if he was, this would be one of the first things he would try to sell in an Etsy shop.

Who would else would put that much glitter near a kid's mouth?

Reddit |  spanglesandbambi

3. Well, it might work for something really heavy, but otherwise, you're going to be scrambling to pull over as soon as you hit a bump, and then walking 500 feet to pick up what you lost.

Then again, if that's Johnny Knoxville driving in the front, I'd understand.

Reddit |  beepboopbopbeepbeep

4. I've heard of making coffee ice cubes, but whoever did this just wants to see the world burn.

Like, you couldn't even put it in spaghetti, because you'd want it to be hot, not cold. This person just has weird, cold tomato noodle water.

Reddit |  lifesmell

5. Well, that's certainly one way to make sure your bike isn't stolen if you don't have a lock.

I'm sure it's worth the half hour (and entire roll of tape) it takes to remove every day.

Reddit |  basshead

6. Is your car's AC broken? No problem! 

Just get some duct tape, another AC unit, pray that you never have to make a sharp right-handed turn, and you're all set!

Reddit |  sonya74

7. "With this one simple trick, this guy got infinite electricity! Hydro companies hate him!"

So much, in fact, that Big Hydro started an electrical fire in his house, at this specific outlet.

Reddit |  GoobyGubbi

8. Well, that's one way to get two rooms cooled at once.

It would be a pain to have to walk into the other room just to change the settings, though.

Reddit |  rubicondroid

9. Man, I can't believe anyone would let him use that as a welding mask. Everyone knows that it's the comics section that's the most heat resistant!

If Garfield can last 40 years, it can last through a bit of spot welding.

Reddit |  Jimply12

10. While it's good that they're making an accessible solution, I can't say the same for the actual intent.

There's a decent chance that whoever built this came up with the idea after seeing the bottom of one too many bottles.

Reddit |  unicornman5d

11. When you have a choice between a packing tape flip-flop and walking barefoot on a college dorm floor, you'd be looking for bubble wrap too.

Reddit |  considerthedog

12. I don't think the problem is the crack so much as the amount of air rapidly leaving the tire, buddy.

You can't fix everything with zip ties. Most things, yes, but not this.

Reddit |  rjscherwin

13. Unless the burglar is lactose intolerant, I'm going to go out on a limb and say this is not an effective door lock.

Especially if the person trying to break in is a bipedal sunglasses-wearing cheetah.

Reddit |  kt000545

14. Man, bachelor apartments are really pulling out all the stops these days for the sake of space.

Great layout for hangovers, absolutely terrible for literally every other part of living.

Reddit |  fosh1zzle

15. This must be from Dracula's college days, when the dorm refused to let him install a bedside table in the ceiling.

What's the time zone conversion for 9E:02 in EST?

Reddit |  JohnnyJVL

16. That is the hardest working piece of metal in the world, bar none. 

If so much as a bird landed on the crack, this looks like the whole thing would come down.

Reddit |  [deleted]

17. When you move from the tropics to the Midwest and just have to have a touch of home, you improvise, I guess.

I love that they're sitting on top of other overturned flower pots, like they're doing anything.

18. Or you could always just trim one of the local trees to look like a palm tree, right?

It's definitely another way to go, and without the danger of falling coconuts. 

Reddit |  lemminman

19. When you want that genuine, no-doors Jeep look, but you bought the wrong kind of Jeep.

You still get the authentic wind whipping through your hair, with bonus authentic screams of terror whipping down the highway.

Reddit |  yourenomargaretchan

20. There must be a point when you've bought the wrong kind of sink for your counter that you just shrug and cut up the counter top.

I've never reached it myself, but clearly it happens.

Reddit |  M4xw3llEqw4ls

21. With merely a garbage can and some Bondo, you too can have a genuine hot rod.

I wonder how many rpms and horsepowers the typical bathroom garbage can adds? Maybe plug a few good speed holes into that hood while you're at it.

Reddit |  Nizidramaniiyt

22. If it's good enough for your front lawn, isn't it good enough for your ride, too?

I'll say this for the pink flamingo hood ornament: You'd never have trouble telling your car from someone else's in a parking lot.

Reddit |  ciaran_palmer

23. You couldn't successfully dare me to try shaving with a razor improvised from a plastic fork no matter how many dogs you added to it.

Nor would I gamble on it for fear of losing that bet. No, thank you.

Reddit |  ciaran_palmer

24. There's dreaming big, and then there's fooling yourself. 

Hey, I wanted to be Arnold Schwarzenegger when I grew up, but it wasn't going to happen. Ditto for this motorbike wannabe.

Reddit |  SpaceyNotKevin