No doubt about it, we live in a throwaway society. If something breaks or just gets slightly damaged, we get rid of it or pay big bucks to have it repaired so it looks like new again.

But why don’t we ever take the time to get creative with these mishaps? To use our brains a little bit so we can continue to enjoy these things instead of trashing them.

I have a feeling that after you see what these folks did with broken and damaged items, you might change your thinking on this issue because these examples are all really impressive.

Let’s take a look at what these creative people came up with!

1. Use those broken pots in a new way.

These are really awesome!

Broken pots I like a lots
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2. It’ll be a nice little memory.

You’ll never forget that day…

My boyfriend fell down our stairs on Thanksgiving day. Instead of fixing the hole, we got creative.
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3. This is so cool.

The Ninja Turtles are coming to your rescue!

Wall got busted from water damage, I think it looks way better now
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4. Cool and creative.

And it also looks very clever.

5. Make it look snazzy!

Don’t just get rid of that thing!

LPT: Cracked iPhone back? Use highlighters to “pimp yo’ phone”
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6. Doing all the heavy lifting.

Why pay for an expensive repair when you can have this?

Not the worst way to hold up a graphics card.
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7. I think they nailed it.

Now you kind of look like a superhero.

Don’t have the money to fix it? IMPROVISE!
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8. Blame it on the Cookie Monster.

Hey, that’s how it really happened.

The only way to fix a hole in the wall
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9. This is how to do it.

It looks cooler than ever!

The proper way to fix a dent
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10. A happy little accident.

Worked out well for everyone.

My friends screen cracked in the perfect place
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11. Here’s Johnny!

That’s gotta be scary to walk by every day.

Roommate punched a hole in his door. I fixed it.
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I must say, I’m impressed!

How about you?

Have you ever fixed up something that had seen way better days?

Tell us about it in the comments and share some photos with us!