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12 DIY Projects That Are Too Simple For Their Own Good

Ranked plain simple to embarrassingly simple. No excuses for not giving these a whirl. Your taxes can be simple too, especially when you file online with H&R Block.


1. Bottle Lamp

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KechDesignTV / CC /

How: Arrange some leftover pipe however you'd like, and weave lights through.

Why: You'll look super handy.

2. Seashell Clock

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How: Buy or recycle the main part of an old clock. Put shells on the wall.

Why: Real clocks are expensive.

3. Tablet Piano

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How: Line up some clothespins and grab some rubber bands.

Why: Your childhood piano teacher didn't anticipate tablets becoming a thing.


4. T-shirt Yarn Infinity Scarf

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How: Cut up a T-shirt. Start braiding.

Why: Fun for infinity!

5. Smartphone Tripod Stand

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Cameron Nichol / CC /

How: Snap rubber bands and clippy things around your phone.

Why: Do you really take pictures on anything else?

6. Homemade Coasters

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How: Cut some squares, draw lines with tape, and paint.

Why: Your mom will be impressed.

7. Remote Control Sweeper

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How: Attach remote control car to sweeper with something sturdy.

Why: For those hard-to-reach places!

8. Magnetic Spice Rack

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How: Glue some super-powerful magnetics to your spices.

Why: Space is limited, but spice is limitless.


9. Bobby Pin Organizer

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How: Find a magnetic strip and glue it to your wall.

Why: No more digging for lost pins!

10. Dessert Serving Tray

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How: Glue cups or shot glasses between plates.

Why: It will look like you brought more treats than you actually did.

11. Colorful Extension Cord

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Emily May / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: emilysnuffer

How: Put tape on cords.

Why: If you can't hide 'em, love 'em.

12. Colored Staples

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How: Literally color the staples.

Why: Every packet deserves the chance to pop.

Your Taxes

How: Knock out your taxes all on your own with H&R Block. It's free!

Why: Because you're literally required by law.