Fake, phony and false!

The Faux-Real Contest is all about making things that look real, but they are not. Faux finishes on furniture or interiors, imitations of existing objects, even homemade versions of commercial products - these are all examples of the type of projects we're looking for.

Impress everyone with your awesome faux creations, and you could win a 3D printer, Leatherman Wave, or an Instructables prize pack!

The Faux-Real Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize Winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize Winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up Winners will receive:
  • An Instructables Prize Pack
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 Jan 7, 2019 and Mar 4, 2019 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Faux-Real 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.