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People share DIY fails that will make you wish you had paid a professional

When something breaks at home, the most efficient among us simply replace it, quickly.

Others, such as those with overflowing closets, ignore the problem and put the contaminated item out of sight.

And then there are those – let’s call them “the resourceful” – who, remarkably, muster the courage, dedication and creativity to actually tackle the problem, no matter how hopeless or boring the task may seem.

These photos from all over the world and collected by Bored Panda testify to the ingenuity – and good humor – of that third category.

There’s the guy who decided to just leave his broken boot alone when the superglue wouldn’t hold the sole in place. He clearly wasn’t shy and opted to glue it back together instead.

When the super glue didn't hold up, this man, believed to be from the US, decided to tape his boot back together

When superglue didn’t work, this man, believed to be from the US, decided to re-tape his boot back together

And the woodworker who used branches to make a stand for his lamp when the base broke. An example of design or suitable for the trash?

Perhaps best of all is the baker who, reluctant to be slowed down by a broken electric whisk, improvised… with a drill and scissors.

FEMAIL has selected the most ‘innovative’ solutions here to inspire, encourage and above all entertain…

Boom a crowd! A woodworker from Brazil found a creative solution when the base of their lamp broke

Tree a crowd! A woodworker from Brazil found a creative solution when the base of their lamp broke

Kitchen Crafts! This Finnish Baker Didn't Let a Broken Electric Whisk Stop Him

Kitchen Crafts! This Finnish Baker Didn’t Let a Broken Electric Whisk Stop Him

Take it easy!  Why bother reading the DIY books when they offer an easier solution?  That's what his DIY enthusiast from the US did

Easy! Why read the DIY books when they offer a simpler solution? That’s what a DIY enthusiast from the US did

A lost lampshade shouldn't be a problem as long as there are spare cups lying around

A lost lampshade shouldn’t be a problem, as long as there are spare cups lying around

Instead of tackling the damp patch in a traditional manner, a British office added a photo of Big Bird from the Muppets

Instead of tackling the damp spot in a traditional way, a British office added a photo of Big Bird from the Muppets

It may not be a sustainable solution, but here's an American dad's solution to preventing the dishwasher from opening mid-cycle

It may not be a sustainable solution, but this is an American dad’s solution to prevent the dishwasher from opening mid-cycle

One person thought it would be better to waste money on a new tub, but chose to improvise with an upside-down stool

One person thought it would be better to waste money on a new tub, but chose to improvise with an upside-down stool

Even popular fast food chains sometimes have to improvise.  This Dunkin' Donuts in the US added a baby monitor when their Drive Thru speakers weren't working

Even popular fast food chains sometimes have to improvise. This Dunkin’ Donuts in the US added a baby monitor when their Drive Thru speakers weren’t working

Not what you want to see! easyJet passengers saw an engineer tape their plane onto a UK flight

Not what you want to see! easyJet passengers saw an engineer tape their plane onto a British flight

When the farm needed to be secured, someone wisely thought of installing a gate with a lock. It's just a shame they didn't think of fencing.

Someone in charge of securing the farm wisely thought to install a gate with a lock – it’s just a shame they didn’t think of fencing

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