DIY

20 Ingenious Solutions You Wish You’d Thought Of First

“WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT?!” is the hallmark of a truly brilliant discovery.

1. Photocopying the back of something you need to hang perfectly.

2. Using a nutcracker to twist open a tough cap.

3. Zip-up headphones.

TANGLES, BEGONE. Get them here.

4. Twister sheets.

Use your imagination.

5. Imprinting cookies with rubber stamps.

You’ll look mad domestic. Be sure to use clean stamps, obvs.

6. Turning a cheese grater into an A+ earring holder.

Again, stick to graters that haven’t recently come in contact with a block of Parmesan.

7. Painting in corners with a pointed roller.

8. Using lawn stakes to keep your beer from tipping over in the grass.

The ultimate tragedy.

9. Backpack umbrellas.

10. Mugs with room for your tea bag.

Get it here.

11. Using cookie cutters to carve pumpkins.

Into ~zany~ shapes!

12. Keeping track of dosage schedules on the actual medicine bottle.

Perfect for regulating a child’s medication.

13. Slip-proof ledges for shaving your legs.

Or whatever else you like to shave. Get it here.

14. Candles-slash-forks.

Because who wants to spend valuable time between the candle-blowing and the cake-destroying? Nobody I want to know.

15. Inflating a blanket fort with a box fan.

16. Giving Voldemort a plug nose.

Maybe if he’d had one he wouldn’t have been so cranky.

17. Flipping over a side table to make a swanky pet bed.

18. Hiding beer in a giant fast food cup.

19. Ear guards that protect against heat styling.

If you know the singular pain that is singeing your lobe via curling iron, you’ll buy these immediately.

20. And the ultimate:

You could’ve quit your job and you’d probably be relaxing on a beach somewhere getting your toes massaged if you’d come up with this first. NICE GOING.

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