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

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

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

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

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

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

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#7 Made A Fake Security Camera Birdhouse From Scrap Wood

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

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#9 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

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#10 I Hand Painted This Helmet!

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

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#12 My Crochet House Plant Collection!

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

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

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

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

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#17 Turned My TV Into A Nintendo Switch

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#18 Little Triceratops With Flowers

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#19 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

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#20 I Made A Roman Bust Aquarium!

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

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#22 My Handmade Wedding Dress

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

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#24 I Made Some Shelves

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

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#26 My First Rug I Ever Made!

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

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#28 I Made An Iridescent Stained Glass Handsome Squidward

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

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#30 3 Years Of Watercolor Progress!

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#31 I Made A Pair Of Boots For My Partner

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#32 I Made This Quilt That Looks Like Stained Glass

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#33 Up Cake!

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

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#35 White Oak Eagle Stump Job

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

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#37 Amigurumi Couple Avocado Free Pattern

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#38 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?

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#39 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

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#40 I Made This Small And Flat Bluetooth Speaker!

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

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

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#43 Social Distancing Romance

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#44 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

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#45 Some Bud Vases I Made Recently

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#46 So I Sewed A Sewing Machine…

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

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

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

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

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#51 I Made These Mini Cloud Earrings!

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

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

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

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

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#56 My Very First Welding Project!

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

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#58 0:13 I Made This Ring From Solid Bello Opal, I Call It Aurora

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#59 I Draw Cats And Dogs!

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#60 Painted A Blank Birdhouse I Found!

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#61 Juicy Citrus Earrings Made By Me

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#62 New Oil Painting

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

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

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#65 My Mario Bar I Made.

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

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

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#68 Mechanical Owl Key Hooks That I Designed And Printed

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#69 10.5 Carat Yellow Sapphire. I Cut It Like A Sunflower

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

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#71 Giant Push Pin Lamp I Designed And Made

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#72 55 Hours Of French Knots Later. Finished This One A Few Weeks Ago But I Still Can’t Stop Looking At It

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#73 One Of My Favorite Crochet Pieces

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

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

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#76 Painted Our Wheelybin

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#77 I Made Little Dinosaur Pendants

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

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#79 A Portrait By Me

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

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

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#82 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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#92 I Made Doritos Keychains!

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

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#94 My First Set Of Handmade Resin Clocks

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#95 This Ghost Lady I Made With Chicken Wire

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#96 Drew Tommy Shelby From Peaky Blinders

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#97 For Over 3 Years I’m Running Art Project Called Very Ugly Plates. This Plate Is Collaboration With One Of The Polish Artist Momo Młynarska Who Made Those Awesome Pigeons

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#98 Toast Art I Did Of Salvador Dalí And His Painting The Meditative Rose

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

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#100 I Made Gengar Out Of Polymer Clay

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#101 I Crocheted A Funky 70s Inspired Cardigan

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#102 Forest Inspired Candle Holder

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#103 The Biggest Painting I’ve Made So Far At 18x24in. I Think My Practice Is Really Paying Off!

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#104 I Made A Trophy For Myself, In Celebration Of 1000 Miles Of Riding My Bike, Using Only The Stuff That I Found In The Road While Riding (And Hot Glue). Yes, I’m Weird. Enjoy

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#105 My Wife Painted Our Deck With This Pattern By Hand.

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#106 Spoon Made With Purpleheart Wood

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#107 My Universal Knife Block

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#108 I Made A Dress! No Pattern, Just Granny Squares And Leftover Thrifted Yarn

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#109 I Designed, 3D Printed, And Hand-Painted This Mini Pizza Monster

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