Instead of wasting your money on lotto tickets, use that cash to make any one of these awesome DIY projects.
10 DIY Projects That Cost Less Than A Lotto Ticket
If you haven't heard by now, the Powerball lottery has reached a historical $1.4 billion and on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, millions of eyes across the United States will be glued to their screens, hoping to see their numbers pulled. Unfortunately, the odds of winning the eye-popping cash prize is 1 in 292.2 million. In other words, you have a better change of getting struck by lightning while drowning than winning the Powerball lottery.
That means that most of us will just waste a couple of bucks (or more if you're buying several) on each lotto ticket. Instead of buying more lottery tickets (which doesn't even give you a leg up on most people), why not use that money to build something that you can use everyday?
Ditch those long lines to buy the lottery.
Instead, check out all of these DIY projects that each cost less than the price of a lotto ticket.
1. Sharpie Mug DIY Project
Draw on a white mug with a couple of sharpies and throw it in the oven to make it permanent. Find the tutorial here.
2. Cutting Board Tablet Stand
All you need is an old wooden cutting board, a child's block and a Scrabble tile holder to create this easy tablet stand. Get the instructions on how to make it here.
3. DIY Hologram Projector For Your Smartphone
A hologram projector for your smartphone that you can easily make from a CD case. Watch the video here.
4. Glow Jars
Turn off the lights and watch in amazement as these DIY glow in the dark jars come to life. Instructions here.
5. No-Sew Pocket For Your T-Shirt
Add a custom pocket to any t-shirt in under 10 minutes. Check out the easy guide here.
6. DIY Coffee Candles
Make your house smell like vanilla coffee beans with these inexpensive DIY candles. Learn how to make it here.
7. Necklace/Key Holder
Repurpose an old piece of driftwood to create a rustic necklace holder. See how it's done here.
8. DIY VHS Case Photo Frame + Secret Storage
All those old VHS cases? Instead of throwing them away, you can turn them into awesome photo frames that also provide storage. Check out the quick tip here.
9. “Catch-All” Shutter Project
If you've got any old shutters, give them a nice paint job and use them to hold your mail, keys and more. A great addition to any home. Find the guide here.
10. DIY Bow Picture Frame
If you're nifty with tools, you can easily make a photo frame from a few pieces of wood. Add a bow to give the frame a pastoral look. Check out the step-by-step guide here.