A person on an escalator with plastic wrap on their feet, a curtain rod with a curtain nailed into the wall directly underneath it with the caption, "as a landlord, I am constantly amazed at some things my tenants do."

13 Crazy DI-Whys We Needed Pics To Believe

Originally contributed by Ashley Hunte • last updated 4/1/2021

Some DIY projects may seem silly, but produce some really cool and interesting results. Others may seem silly, and the results they produce are interesting, but there isn’t much else going for them. Yes, it’s very easy to descend into that slippery slope when trying to DIY.

With certain projects, you can tell that there was a good idea in there somewhere. Others are the result of little effort or care. But whenever you do spot one, it may be hard to believe. That’s why we’re so thankful that people have photo evidence of some of the strangest DIY projects out there. Take a look at some of them here.

01/13

Plastic Shoes

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Walking around barefoot can be pretty difficult. You end up stepping on all sorts of pointy things, you might encounter hot pavement or puddles, and you always end up with a dark layer of dirt on the bottom of your feet. If only there was something you could wear that could keep your feet protected and clean. Like shoes. Or even socks. Oh wait, a few layers of plastic wrap will do the trick. That’s not weird or pointless at all.

02/13

Stool Mops

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The sad thing is the fact that these chairs would be perfectly fine on their own. But then, someone decided to put mop heads on them like some sort of cushion. First of all, that can’t be all that comfortable. Second, these are hopefully clean mop heads because mops can collect all sorts of dirt and germs, and that would be super gross.

03/13

A Nail In The Curtain

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Installing curtains really shouldn’t be this hard. There’s a perfectly good curtain rod right there, and yet this person still decided to nail the curtains to the wall. If it’s an issue of making sure no light gets through the curtains, black out curtains should work fine, and you don’t have to nail those ones to your wall. This is overall just very odd and seems like a lot of unnecessary extra work when there’s a curtain rod right there.

04/13

Kool-Aid Jammers Shoes

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Kool-Aid Jammers are kind of awesome. But making shoes using empty pouches is kind of not awesome. In fact, it’s really weird. Like, there have to be better ways to express your love for juice pouches than by making them into footwear. It looks like some effort went into making this, but unfortunately, it’s really ugly and wouldn’t be something anyone would be caught dead wearing in public.

05/13

Happy Easter!

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Easter egg wreaths are really cute and fun decorations to put up on your door if you’re into that kind of stuff. But they usually aren’t made using real eggs or eggshells. This is just some broken eggs glued together in a circle. Good luck having that for any period of time without it breaking. At least all the egg yolks and whites were removed before the shells were turned into this monstrosity.

06/13

All-American Cheese Cap

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Just like with juice shoes, a cheese hat is the kind of thing you shouldn’t make. The cheese squares already look a little smushed, which just makes the hat even uglier. Seriously though, if you like cheese this much, there have to be better ways to express that. Like making cheese-based dishes or just outright eating cheese. This thing should not be real.

07/13

Suspicious Front Yard

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This front yard already looks very unkempt and messy, but the addition of weird mannequin legs takes it from tasteless to downright unsettling. There are so many ways to make this yard look a lot nicer than it does. For starters, get rid of the chain-link fence. And, you know, the mannequin legs. It would look a lot less like a crime scene that way.

08/13

Button Bowl

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Look, if you want to make a bowl out of buttons, knock yourself out. If you do it right, it can actually look pretty cool and unique. This wasn’t done well, though. It looks like it was made using a lot of hot glue, rather than something a bit more practical, like resin. If you want a bowl that doesn’t hold its shape and won’t last more than a few days, then hot glue is the way to go, we suppose.

09/13

Disco Toilet

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This toilet has way too much going for it. It’s much too sparkly for starters. If it’s supposed to look like a disco ball, then it’s at least succeeded on that front. But all in all, it just doesn’t work. Why would you want something like this in your bathroom? It feels like a surefire way to never be able to look directly at your toilet again.

10/13

Neon Scculent

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A neon colored plant seems like it would be a really bold and kind of cool stylistic choice. But maybe with fake plants. This is a real succulent spray painted pink. We almost have to feel bad for the poor plant that got stuck being someone else’s arts and crafts project. Even if the paint is harmless to the plant, something about it just seems wrong. Like, we shouldn’t be doing things like this.

11/13

Some Strange Stairs

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Whoever made this stair, err, area, probably hates people. There’s no flow, barely enough space to maneuver around, and it looks like it just turns into a ladder at one point. Just looking at it makes us feel unsafe. It’s definitely a major tripping hazard, and the fact that someone was able to build something like this is baffling.

12/13

Doll Planters Once Again

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This is great, if you want all of your friends and family to think you’re a serial killer, that is. Seriously, what is up with all of these doll planters that people keep making? They’re so creepy and weird. Recycling old toys makes sense, but maybe not like this.

13/13

Cursed Mug

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This is downright demonic. The way the hands extend out of the mug to make the holder is super unsettling. And all of that red… eww. Maybe the person who made this thought it was going to be a cute little keepsake, but it looks a lot more terrifying than cute. We already thought those planters made from baby doll parts were bad, but this is so much worse.

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