For those who think that few good things, if any, came out of the pandemic, let me remind you how we all became at least a little bit more mindful and self-reflective. After all, many people developed new hobbies (or at least tried them!) like knitting or baking, while others took on projects they never had time for, like renovating an old garage in their backyard.

And those who were especially dedicated have turned up with some seriously impressive results. Thanks to the corner of Reddit known as “Something I Made,” we have an amazing collection of DIY projects to get you inspired.

Think of a beautiful handmade gown, a Roman bust aquarium, iridescent stained glass—it seems like nothing was impossible for these creative people who gave their idle hands some work to do.

Psst! Part 1 of the article with more incredible stuff people made while in quarantine waits right here.


#1 My Handmade Gown. Please Rate My Work

#2 I Made These Two Pieces By Painting On Top Of An Acrylic Pour

#3 I Make Backgammon Boards Out Of Pressed Leaves And Foliage, This Is My Favourite One So Far

#4 I Make Bumper Stickers That Challenge Stereotypical Narratives About Women

#5 I Made The Yarn, The Hat, And The Human Wearing It

#6 Made A Fake Security Camera Birdhouse From Scrap Wood

#7 I Created A Giant, Stormy Wave Painting That I Am Very Proud Of

#8 I’m A Beekeeper And I Preserve Natural Pieces Of Honeycomb I Find Inside Hives With Resin Into Pendants And Art

#9 Did It All Myself. Proud Of The Result, Let Me Know Your Opinion

#10 Our Nursery…my Wife Had A Vision And It Deserves To Be Seen

#11 My Crochet House Plant Collection!

#12 Some Turquoise Glow Pieces I Made Using Precious Metals, Resin And Glow Pigment So It Absorbs Light To Emit Light

#13 I 3D Printed Some Purposely Visible Hearing Aids Because My Normal Behind-The-Ear Hearing Aids Suck

#14 My Sister Is Starting Her Own Business Doing Hand-Made Home Decor. She Seriously Doubts Herself But I’m Really Proud Of Her And I Want You To See The Beautiful Stuff She Makes

#15 Giant Safety Pin Lamp I Made From Aluminium And 3D Printed Parts. It Turns Off When You Close The Pin And There’s A Second Switch In The Point

#16 I Hand Painted This Helmet!

#17 I Invented My Own Alphabet And Turned It Into A Font For A Book I Made!

#18 Little Triceratops With Flowers

#19 I Made Some Shelves

#20 I Made A Pair Of Boots For My Partner

#21 My Handmade Wedding Dress

#22 Turned My TV Into A Nintendo Switch

#23 White Oak Eagle Stump Job

#24 Favourite Bouquet Of The Week, I Loved Making This!

#25 My First Rug I Ever Made!

#26 A Lakeside Firepit I Built (100% Solo!) With Native River Rock. This Is The Biggest Freestanding Stone Structure I’ve Ever Built

#27 Lord Of The Rings Bag And Book Cover Combo I Just Finished

#28 Someone Threw Out My Mum’s Wedding Purse And It Was Ruined In The Rain. I Managed To Save It And Make A Keepsake Pillow. Hoping To Gift It For Her 27th Anniversary. What Do You Think?

#29 I Made This Quilt That Looks Like Stained Glass

#30 Grumples The Mushroom Mug (Mushroom Cap Comes Off), The First Of His Species

#31 Up Cake!

#32 I Made Grilled Chicken Sandwiches On Ciabatta Bread Out Of Clay

#33 Hello Everybody! I Am Engaged In Deer Antler Carving (Just Want To Inform You That You Do Not Need To Kill Deer For This. Every Winter Deer Shed Their Antlers To Grow New Ones) These Are My New Hairpins. I Want To Share This With You

#34 Beth Harmon’s Mint Green Dress From The Queen’s Gambit Recreated

#35 I’m Making 1,000 Of These 3″ Tall Hearts To Sew Together To Make A Quilt. Laying Them Out Like This After 3 Months Of Sewing, Cutting And Stuffing Was Incredibly Satisfying. I’d Like To Share The Fruits Of My Labour With A Group Of Folks Who Will Appreciate It. I Hope You Enjoy This Image

#36 My Daughter’s 11th Birthday Cake. 12” Diameter, 10” Height. All Frosting, Filling, And Cake From Scratch. Not Bad For A Dad

#37 My Best Tie Dye Work Yet! What Do You Think?

#38 3 Years Of Watercolor Progress!

#39 I Made An Iridescent Stained Glass Handsome Squidward

#40 I Made This Small And Flat Bluetooth Speaker!

#41 I Made A Gemstone From A Piece Of Glass From A Beer Bottle

#42 I Made A Roman Bust Aquarium!

#43 I Made This Little Raccoon Out Of Polymer Clay!

#44 A Pet Portrait I Completed In Pastel Pencils And Panpastels ✏️

#45 We Turned Our Son’s Race Car Bed Into A Pirate Ship

#46 Some Bud Vases I Made Recently

#47 My Very First Welding Project!

#48 This Is How I Make My Polymer Clay Notebook Covers Just Waaay Slower

#49 0:13 I Made This Ring From Solid Bello Opal, I Call It Aurora

#50 So I Sewed A Sewing Machine…

#51 I Painted A Watercolour Portrait Of A Pitbull Enjoying The Sun

#52 I’m An Adult And My Friend Is Moving Away. I Made Her A Friendship Bracelet As A Parting Gift

#53 I Made A Chair And Wanted To Show It To Someone

#54 I Made A Board And Batten Accent Wall In Our Living Room

#55 I Made These Mini Cloud Earrings!

#56 Secret Room Tardis. Our Son Always Wanted A Secret Room So I Built Him This Dr Who Tardis. It’s Bigger On The Inside!

#57 Amigurumi Couple Avocado Free Pattern

#58 I Made A Ball Gown! Here’s My Original Design Sketch And The Completed Dress

#59 Wood / LED Desk I Made From Scrap Cuts. Probably My Favorite Commission To This Day

#60 Back To Wearing Masks At Work, So I Made A New One Out Of 4mm Eva Foam And Foam Clay. I Made The Cigar Light Up With Some Flickering Tealight Leds And Made A Switch I Can Press With My Lip. Pretty Happy With It

#61 I Draw Cats And Dogs!

#62 Social Distancing Romance

#63 Juicy Citrus Earrings Made By Me

#64 I Made All Of These This Week. Rather Than Listening To Negative Persons Who Called Them Ugly Earlier Today, Im Still Proud Of Them

#65 This Is A Backpack That I Created From Scratch! What Do You Think?

#66 I Made A Knife With A Handle Of Old Skateboard Decks

#67 Drew Tommy Shelby From Peaky Blinders

#68 A Portrait By Me

#69 A Mother’s Day Present For My Mom. Only Two Weeks Late.

#70 Mechanical Owl Key Hooks That I Designed And Printed

#71 New Oil Painting

#72 Painted Our Wheelybin

#73 I Made Little Dinosaur Pendants

#74 10.5 Carat Yellow Sapphire. I Cut It Like A Sunflower

#75 Painted A Blank Birdhouse I Found!

#76 Giant Push Pin Lamp I Designed And Made

#77 I Make A Goosebumps Skirt And Shirt Set From Some Bed Sheets

#78 I Made A Sloffee Table To Match My Last Bit Of Furniture

#79 One Of My Favorite Crochet Pieces

#80 I Made Some Lino Prints Of Hawaiian Shirted Birds.

#81 My First Set Of Handmade Resin Clocks

#82 This Ghost Lady I Made With Chicken Wire

#83 My Mario Bar I Made.

#84 Had More Time To Dedicate To My Hobby During Quarantine, Here’s What I Painted!

#85 We Had To Make A Solderless Bracelet As An Exercise For Class. All My Creative Ideas Were Rejected. So I Made This.

#86 I Made A Stained Glass Mr Krabs From Spongebob Squarepants

#87 55 Hours Of French Knots Later. Finished This One A Few Weeks Ago But I Still Can’t Stop Looking At It

#88 I Created This Sand Raking Art On The Beach. Dana Point, Ca 2021

#89 Close Up Of A Bird I Hand Embroidered This Week! (Gartered Trogon – Native To Central America)

#90 I Made Gengar Out Of Polymer Clay

#91 ~i Made A “Bob Ross Set” Out Of Glass.~

#92 It Took Me An Entire Month To Create This Homage To My Favorite 90’s Cartoon, But I’m Very Pleased With It!

#93 A Hand-Tufted Rug I Made Recently! Can You Tell Who It Is?

#94 I Made Doritos Keychains!

#95 My First Attempt Following A Bob Ross Tutorial. I Think It Turned Out Pretty Good.

#96 My Partner Took Me To Make A Sword For My Birthday!

#97 Took Me Tens Of Hours To Sort This Mess. Hope You Like!

#98 I Made A Partially Functioning Model Of A Binary Typewriter!

#99 Forest Inspired Candle Holder

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