Being a DIYer isn’t always about making something new. Sometimes it’s also about taking an object and fixing or improving it and that is exactly what we want to see for the Fix It Contest! Find a way to take something and make it better whether that is actually fixing it or adding onto it in a fun, new way.

Devise the best ways to Fix It and you could win Cordless MultiMaster StarlockPlus Oscillating Multi-Tool, Porter-Cable Lithium Ion 8-Tool Combo Kit, or Leatherman Multitool. Now, pull that broken bowl out of the garbage and wipe the cobwebs from your splintered shovel, it’s time to have some fun and fix it!

Learn some basics when it comes to fixing by checking out our Glue Class!

The Fix It Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

First (3)

FEIN 72295264090 FMM350QSL MultiMaster Oscillating Multi-Tool 
an Instructabels prize pack including a robot t-shirt

Second (5)

Leatherman OHT Multitool
an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

Runner Up (10)

EKLORN Outdoor Multifunctional Pocket Mini Tool
an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt
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 Aug 7, 2017 and Oct 2, 2017 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Fix It 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.