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10 Really Cool DIY Gadgets That Will Take You no More Than 5 Minutes

This collection shares 10 cool things you can do at home with no more than 5 minutes spent: great ideas for DIY gifts and fun gadgets. Enjoy!

1. Old TV Book Shelf

Looking for some home decor inspiration? Add fresh insight with this geeky vintage design: recycled old TV book shelf!

Estimated time needed: 3 minutes (to find the old TV in the garage)

Old TV Book Shelf

2. Plastic Bottle Candle Holder

This one will come particularly in handy during these long winter romantic nights!

Estimated time needed: 2 minutes (to cut the plastic)

Plastic Bottle Candle Holder

3. CD Candle Holder

More great candle holders now: take a couple of old CDs, put them in a microwave oven for some time (no more than a couple of seconds) and add nice candles.

Estimated time needed: 10 seconds (provided you have nice candles)

CD Candle Holder

4. DIY Photo Holder

The concept is the most important here, not the material. You can elaborate further and use other stuff you have at home to hold the photo – the idea is GOLD. Enjoy!

Estimated time needed: 20 seconds

DIY Photo Holder

5. Plastic Bottle Box (Zipped!)

This one is probably the hardest of all but still easy… and so much fun! Your box does not necessarily need to have eyes by the way – the main thing is that it is zipped and thus makes a very useful gadget to store various tiny things in it.

Estimated time needed: 5 minutes

Plastic Bottle Box

Source: Plastic Frog Box and Plastic Bottle Box

6. CD Photo Frame

This one can make a great last-minute gift to surprise your beloved one – just make sure to choose a great picture of you two: quick and sweet!

Estimated time needed: 3 minutes (to glue the photo to a CD)

CD Photo Frame

7. Fedex Tube Wine Rack

Another timely thing for these holidays: and no effort needed!

Estimated time needed: 2 minutes

Fedex Tube Wine Rack

8. Rolled Newspaper Stool

It might be not that easy to roll all those newspapers tight together: but what an awesome thing to have out of nothing!

Estimated time needed: 5 minutes (especially if you get your kids or friends to help with rolling which also means great time spent together!)

Rolled Newspapaer Stool

Rolled Newspapaer Stool

9. Beer Bottle Romantic Light

Very often the sweetest and unforgettable moments you have are due to these tiny ideas like this one.

Estimated time needed: 1 minute (to cut the bottle nicely)

Beer Bottle Romantic Light

Source: Create Romantic Light from Beer Can

10. Vinyl Record Book Cover

A great way to make your favorite book’s life longer while recycling old vinyl record!

Estimated time needed: 5 minutes

Vinyl Record Book Cover

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28 thoughts on “10 Really Cool DIY Gadgets That Will Take You no More Than 5 Minutes

  1. You can actually make your own aroma therapy lamp, the same way as the beer can candle light… Just put the tin ‘cup’ from a tealight candle (unused.. You can save the stearin for the candle underneath, when its burned out – just remove the little tin thingie) on top of the up-side-down beer can. Add water and aroma oil in the tin cup ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Your 5 minute estimation for the “8. Rolled Newspaper Stool” is off by at least factor 10.
    And that is not me beeing slow but you lying about time needed.

  3. Garbage chic. It’s okay if you’re young and poor, but I’ll stick with shopping at real furniture stores, thanks.

  4. beer bottle? try can and also try dangerous with sharp edges in fact a number of your crafts have sharp edges on the finished product. FAIL!!

  5. I don’t get why most of this comments are degrading to the author. These are all great creative ideas. Sure, they might not take 5 minutes. But it’s not like it is going to take several hours. Relax and stop being such pricks.

  6. Great ideas, might be useful for millions of people across the globe. Critics will always be there and they are welcome too! For, it’s because of the critics, the strong people will become stronger. Remember, a negative thought or idea tells about that person’s mentality/attitude and not the mentality of the person who was criticized.

  7. All of this looks like complete shit. These aren’t gadgets nor are they ‘cool,’ they’re garbage that any sane person would throw away. Vomiting in a fry pan doesn’t make an omelette, cutting up plastic pop bottles doesn’t make furniture.

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