We all try to make the most of what we have. Oftentimes, that means trying to repair our items to the best of our abilities. These so-called “engineers” did just that, only the results were not everything they’d hoped.
1) Don’t Eat Ketchup
This will work great if you don’t eat anything that isn’t solid and never pick the plate up. After you eat, you’ll have to take the tape off to wash it and then replace it after the plate dries. But other than those small things, this is perfect.
2) Whip It Real Good
If your hand mixer breaks, then just use the drill. The adjustable nozzle makes it easy to fit any mixer utensil in it. I don’t know what they are making with gracy and coconut butter but it will be mixed good.
3) No Need To Buy An Alarm
Most people end up installing alarms in their old cars if they want security. But this person, who doesn’t even have a door handle, installed a lock. No one is going to mess with that.
4) She Gets What She Wants
This family installed a cat ladder so that their cat can get in and out with easy. They even put little pegs on it so she wouldn’t fall. It’s not the safest thing but it’s better than her finding another way.
5) Shocked Or Injured?
The expression on this boot is unreadable, but it is emotional in some way. Whenevr she broke her heel, she put googly eyes on the side so that her boot would have personality. I would have invested in glue instead.
6) It’s Still Filtered
This girl broke the water filter on her sink so her boyfriend tried to fix it. In his opinion, he nailed it. The idea of putting a straw in the filter is genius because it acts as a spout, but the aesthetic isn’t all there.
7) This One Is A Winner
Although the idea might be a little redneck, it is so well done that no one would care. They took a tire and made a gorgeous little pond complete with flat rocks all around.
8) When Your Wipers Won’t Stop
There are a few reasons to add clothespins to your windshield wipers. They would be effective if your wipers got stuck going, if you needed to extent them, or if the mechanism broke.
9) She’s A Little Extra
It looks like this mom forgot to bring a knife camping with her so she went for the saw that she found in their supplies. It’s a little extra but it does the trick, and she looks cool doing it.
10) Making Lemonade Again
A lot of these people are just trying to make lemonade but this is one of the most refined ways of doing so. They broke their favorite bowl and wanted to keep it. So they turned it into an adorable terrarium.
11) With Zip Ties To Boot
This pipe broke and was spewing everywhere. It needed concentrated and slowed down. So they attached a rubber boot, which is safe to get wet, and cut a hole in the toe so the flow wouldn’t be so heavy.
12) No More Hang Ups
When this exhaust started falling down, the car’s owner quickly grabbed a hanger to hold it up. Although a wooden one wasn’t the best option, they could replace it with a metal one when they get a chance.
13) Try It Yourself
There’s nothing like trying to fill a bucket up at a bathroom sink. Those sinks weren’t meant for such a thing. But almost any dustpan should make it possible with very little work.
14) Good As New, Says Belle
This cup was so badly put back together that whoever did it should probably go lie down now. Not only is it not functionable, it looks downright horrible. But I give them an A for effort.
15) What The Art?
Don’t worry, this was a child’s art project which makes it look much more appealing. If it was made to be a toothbrush holder by a professional, then it needs work. The original holder broke so someone improvised.
16) When In Doubt, Can It
Aluminum can be used for so many things, it’s universal. This person repaired a pipe with nothing but a can from a carbonated drink and duct tape. Always keep both around for situations like this.
17) Or Just Put The Hood Up
There’s a good chance that this hood won’t go up because why else would they bungee a canopy over their car? It can’t be safe. But at least it does match their car, maybe better than the original.
18) The Cheapest Cooler!
The air conditioner in this car broke so this person had to improvise. Using what they could afford, they whipped up a homemade air conditioner that anyone could replicate. Don’t forget the ice!
19) Anti-Thief Holders
Who would steal shoes that are taped to the porch? It’s too much work! Just kidding, there is actually a hurricane and they don’t want the wind to blow their shoes away. Too bad painter’s tape isn’t that strong.
20) It Is Now A Ceiling Fan
Just in case someone missed the joke, they labeled the fan “ceiling fan” after they taped it to the ceiling. It probably isn’t more effective to tape it to the ceiling but you won’t know until you try.
21) Don’t Let It Get Hot
This is all fun and games until you drive down south and the glass explodes in your pickup. Plus, the surface won’t be fun to touch in the heat either. But you know, it doesn’t look half bad.
22) The Only Thing He Knows
This dad’s favorite sandals broke and he could only think of one thing to do. He put screws in the side and now they are as good as new by his own standards. He can fix anything with a drill.
23) He Had One Job
The guy who installed this projector had one thing to do. He had to install it so that the fan wouldn’t hit it as it spun. But he probably actually had to constantly turn the fan out of the way while he put the projector in.
24) When It Might Not Last
If you love your significant other enough to bring them to a family gathering, but you’re not sure that you’re staying together, then do this. Put them on the outside of the photo so that you can easily cut them out.
25) Blue Means Cool
This knob broke and so they replaced it with a cold water knob. Honestly, it looks way better. They should design a car based off of this idea right here. Think industrial.
26) Make Anyone Nervous?
I can actually feel this falling from the inside and it isn’t pretty. Whoever did this thought they were doing a good thing, they really did, but if safety comes first, then this should come last.
27) Time To Practice Your Spanish
This may not be the Duolingo bird, but it is probably related. When something was removed from this wall, it left an ugly mark, so some creative artist tried for a quick fix.
28) That’s Unlucky
Breaking a lucky cat is probably really bad luck. Whoever broke this one left an apology via a cookie pizza and you know, that might make up for it. The cookie is adorable, but is it tasty?
29) When You’re A Romantic Musician
When you are trying to be romantic, but don’t have the means, you end up with something like this. It works for what it is, you know, but I’d be afraid without a wax catcher underneath.
30) Forklift Your Forklift
If only there was some sort of crane machine for taller buildings. Too bad. Guess that the double forklift will work just fine if you don’t care at all about the safety of your employees.
31) When Guys Live Together
This is what happens when single guys bunk together. They come up with crazy, dangerous ideas that actually work. Then they video tape themselves and hope someone gets hurt.
32) Figure It Out
Someone replaced their doorknob with a bike pedal and I don’t know what to think about it. It would feel weird to touch it but if it works then how can you not like it a little? It adds character.
33) Stewie The Stool
Any Family Guy fan will appreciate bathroom humor but not all of them will create it like this. When the lid broke, they just turned it into Stewie Griffin’s face. They should sell these.
34) Keep Them Dry Too
This is an inexpensive way to store your knives. Not only is it easy to use, but when the knives are wet, you can still store them. Rice soaks up moisture, leaving your knives mildew free.
35) It Feels Homey
When this car window broke, they didn’t replace it at a shop, that’s a waste of money. They just used an old window and a whole lot of spray foam. Surely that will clean up nicely.
36) If It Works, It Works
This guy created the cheapest selfie-stick known to man. We throw those hangers out without thinking twice, but it turns out, they have so many uses that we didn’t know about.
37) All You Need Is Casing
When all you need is a shell, then why not use legos? Most people have them lying around and if not, they are cheaper than buying the shell online. Some are impossible to find anyway.
38) ’90s Kids Know What’s Up
This is adorable and trendy. This kid used a Nintendo 64 controller when their handles broke. It works, it’s cute, and she duct-taped it to match her seat. Look, the cord is even still there.
39) Not Even Judging
This is genius. No one wants to put staples down or take them up every year. So using binder clips can do wonders if they will hold up. Steal this and pass it on, this one is a winner.
40) When You Use The Best Armor
This is what happens when you use the helmet with the best stats instead of the one that you actually like the look of. His sword is also Hello Kitty and his shield is made of jawbreakers.