Contractors are paid well for a reason – mastering a construction project requires skill and hard work. Despite this, some attempt DIY projects to save money. The amusing photos below prove that certain do-it-yourself ideas should stay as dreams. Brace yourself for a collection of blunders that will make you ask: Why do it yourself?

A 12-year-old modified his bike with carpet for barefoot riding

Cushion for the feet and the shins because we all know how much that hurts.