Have you ever had an idea that you were sure would be the world’s next great invention? Maybe you even wrote out a plan for it, considered going on Shark Tank, or tried to get your own informercial. Whatever the idea was, it was probably great: After all, no ideas are really “bad,” right?
None except for these, of course. Below, we’ve found 38 of the most over-the-top, haphazard DIY projects and inventions that have ever come to fruition, and it’s safe to say that none of them will be achieving ShamWow status any time soon. Still, you have to admire these people for their tenacity. #34 has probably been dreaming of this moment for his entire life.
#1. A sporty ravioli steamer.
#2. A way to keep your kids occupied in your 20-year-old car.
#3. Blow up your air mattress without all the hassle.
#4. A few good ideas and one very bad one.
#5. A comfortable baby carrier that you already have at home.
#6. An affordable spoiler.
#7. One way to catch some rays.
#8. A grill for those who don’t like their chairs.
#9. A hammock that’s probably quite durable.
#10. An attempt at achieving loft-style living.
#11. Perfect for people on the go.
#12. Traveling in class.
#13. An all-natural hot tub.
#14. The most epic water slide.
#15. What to do when grandma forgets her hat.
#16. The swimming pool for the manliest man.
#17. One way to achieve voluminous curls.
#18. Keep your tail pipe from wrinkling.
#19. When your refrigerator is just too full.
#20. A fine way to travel, given the circumstances.
#21. A bumping sound system.
#22. Extreme baking.
#23. When you want to get stuff done, but have fun while you’re doing it.
#24. A vertical trailer park.
#25. A modern, minimal chandelier.
#26. There’s a solution for every problem.
#27. When you can’t be bothered to buy a boat.
#28. A flat screen that is hiding it’s true identity.
#29. For crease-free sausage.
#30. Because you’d rather be doing this than washing your cloths.
#31. A see-saw for people who put comfort first.
#32. One way to use your phone in the pool.
#33. Why waste money on a regular pizza cutter?
#34. Easier on your bike’s joints.
#35. Sure, why not.
#36. When you’re all razor and no handle.
#37. For when you’re just trying to have a good time.
#38. Because you don’t care if the mailman judges you.