Do you keep all your wood and metal off-cuts, and bits of paper and fabric and think "I could probably use this stuff for something someday . . ."

Now's your chance! Use up your leftover scrap materials to make something awesome and you could win.

You can use any kind of leftover scrap materials: fabric, paper, metal, wood, etc.

Pro Tip! The top Instructables in this challenge will show readers the previous project the leftover scraps are from, to prove that the materials used to make the new thing are literally leftover scrap materials.

The Scraps Speed Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

9 Prizes

Grand Prize

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:

First Prize

Three First Prize Winners will receive:

Second Prize

Five Second Prize Winners will receive:
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 Feb 28, 2022 and Mar 14, 2022 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Scraps Speed Challenge. 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.