Welcome to the Unusual Uses Contest, where ingenuity knows no bounds!

This thrilling DIY competition challenges you to think outside the ordinary and reimagine the potential of everyday items. Unleash your creativity as you repurpose the unexpected, turning mundane objects into extraordinary works of art. From transforming old bicycle parts into eye-catching sculptures to fashioning dazzling jewelry from discarded bottle caps, this contest celebrates the beauty of thinking differently.

So grab your glue gun, dust off your imagination, and join us on this extraordinary journey as we showcase the remarkable possibilities of unconventional materials in the Unusual Uses Contest.

Find a way to incorporate Fusion 360 or Tinkercad into your design process to have a chance at one of the Judges' Prizes!

Only   left to enter the Unusual Uses Contest!

Grand Prize

21 Prizes

Grand Prize

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

  • $500 Gift Card

Judges Prize - Fusion 360 and Tinkercad

One Judges Prize Winner who uses Fusion 360 and One Judges Prize Winner who uses Tinkercad will receive:

  • $300 Gift Card

First Prize

Three First Prize winners will receive:

  • $300 Gift Card

Second Prize

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

  • $100 Gift Card

Runner Up

Ten Runner Up winners will receive:

  • $50 Gift Card
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Jul 10, 2023 and Sep 4, 2023 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Unusual Uses Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.