With the rise of crafting tutorials on social media, the Do-It-Yourself kingdom is stronger than ever. Would you like to make a candle out of an orange? Or maybe you want to use a drill to make your tea brew faster — please don’t ask us how that even works. We won’t stop you, but with DIY projects getting crazier every day, where do we draw the line?
We gathered 13 DIY projects from Reddit that will make you scream “why” at the top of your lungs and question the whole human species. Sit tight.
1. The Mood Ring Toilet
We truly don’t know what is so “crafty” or “nifty” about this project; however, it does one thing extremely successfully: unnerving the heck out of you.
Who thought of this? Why did they want a color-changing toilet? And the most important question: Who and why sat on a toilet lid, completely butt-naked?
Please don’t answer these questions, it is completely rhetorical and we really don’t want to know.
2. The Rise of the Emojis
Written media is declining rapidly and we are being conditioned to only receive visual data. Add the meme culture to these, and the next Hieroglyphics Age is just around to corner. The emoji keyboard is the future and the product of a prescient mind.
An emoji is worth a thousand words after all.
We are kidding. Or aren’t we?
3. The “Am I Hallucinating?” Car
This car looks like something out of a contemporary art gallery and we truly can’t think of a reason why someone would do this.
Maybe they are into that “a-glitch-in-the-matrix” type of look? Or maybe they like to keep a close eye on their engine while driving? The answer is truly beyond us.
4. The Hell-Seat
Here is a fact that the whole world can agree on: bike stools suck. They are engineered to give you nightmares and butt-sores. So we can’t imagine why you’d want to do this to yourself and to your rear-ends.
Bike Stool from r/DiWHY
5. The Pant-Pots
The stuffed pants as garden decorations have been going on for a while and every season a post about them makes it to trending. It is time for someone to put a stop to this nonsense.
Not only they make your garden look like a plant-apocalypse happened, but your old jeans that you don’t wear anymore because they are ugly also don’t look good in your garden either.
6. The Cat-Hoodie
While DIY projects for our beloved pets come from a place of love, some of them definitely fail to deliver their promise. Your cat will be cozy with the sock-hoodie that’s for sure; however, will they like it? Highly unlikely.
"Why, master.." from r/DiWHY
You want your cat to piss on your blanket? This will surely get your cat to piss on your blanket.
7. The Heatstroke Hats
You want your cool tin cans made into even cooler hats? Which will boil your brain under 100°F heat and probably melt into your scalp, completing your transformation into the tin-man? Fear no more, we’ve got the DIY project for you.
They will not only replenish your inner-alcoholic, but they will also give you cuts to go with your new image.
8. The Edible Phone Case
Just a few reasons why you shouldn’t ever do this: every square inch of your phone has around 25,000 germs (which is two times more than a regular toilet) and phones generally tend to overheat… Imagine your brand new smartphone experiencing a slow death while it swims in the melting chocolate.
Edible phone case from r/DiWHY
However, it would be really cool seeing a person eating their phone case on the subway.
9. The Hipster Cheese Grater
Ever had the impending fear of accidentally shaving your skin off while grating cheese? This DIY takes that phobia to the next level; you will need to face that fear every time you cook now!
At least it looks cute.
10. The Nasty Kitchen Toilet
Imagine this: you are at your partner’s place and they want you to grab something from the kitchen. You open the wrong cabinet and here it is: a toilet. What a deal-breaker, right?
Time to puke everything that you’ve eaten at their place.
11. The Car Rotisserie
We just want to say that there are easier ways of cooking a barbeque and this one is definitely not one of them. Also, did he use a mop to season that meat or what?
12. The Mad Max Bicycle
This project will most definitely tickle your inner goth-kid.
We give this one 10 points for the “wow” factor; however, actually using them on the streets might leave you with a flat tire.
13. The Buzzkill Bubble-Popper
Who would want to take the joy out of bubble wrap popping? Apparently, this guy. You should only try this DIY if you 1) hate fun, 2) like to steal people’s happiness, or 3) have a 3D printer that you don’t know what to do with.