Knitting With Cat Hair and the 12 Weirdest DIY Books

List Rules
Which weird DIY books look like the most promising reads? Vote 'em up.

The DIY craze is still going strong, and most of the time, creating something yourself is a pleasant experience. It feels empowering to knit a nice wool scarf while avoiding having to shell out major bucks to buy one in-store. If you're dedicated enough (and don't mind making a stop at the local arts and craft store) you could even create some cool cross stitch art to put on your walls 

For the less creative among us, blogs, books, and podcasts have emerged that provide instructions on how to master the tactile arts. However, certain DIYers have taken the trend a bit too far.

Handy links have been provided so that you can purchase these DIY manuals for yourself or for close friends.

Photo:

  • 1
    15 votes

    Pornogami: A Guide To the Ancient Art Of Paper-Folding For Adults

    Pornogami: A Guide To the Ancient Art Of Paper-Folding For Adults
    Photo: Amazon

    The author of Pornogami claims that he first started folding paper into erotic shapes as an "effective icebreaker." Because nothing connects two strangers at a social gathering quite like someone saying "Hey, look, I turned this piece of paper into a butt; will you be my friend?"

    From the Reviews: "It's not easy folding dollar bills into a vagina or a penis but I am trying."

    Trying is half the battle, you modern hero!

  • 2
    7 votes

    Ductigami: The Art Of The Tape

    Ductigami: The Art Of The Tape
    Photo: Amazon

    Duct Tape is one of the most useful inventions ever created and at least one roll is essential for every household. We will definitely have a copy of this book on hand when the eventual apocalypse happens.

    From the Reviews: "The pictures chosen to illustrate the projects are an 'in-your-face' offense to anyone who isn't a fan of unrestrained nudity."

    Whoa, holy crap. THAT certainly took a turn. Maybe think twice before buying this apparently R-Rated Duct Tape book for your young nieces and nephews. 

  • 3
    9 votes

    The Art Of Painting Animals On Rocks

    The Art Of Painting Animals On Rocks
    Photo: Amazon

    If you thought "There's no way there's enough material about painting rabbits on rocks to sustain an entire book," you should know that this is one book out of eleven that the author has on the subject.

    From the Reviews: "Fast shipping. Book smells like mildew."

    You can't please all the people all the time.

  • 4
    13 votes

    Knitting With Dog Hair

    Knitting With Dog Hair
    Photo: Amazon

    The extended title of this book is "Knitting with Dog Hair: Better a sweater from a dog you know and love than from a sheep you'll never meet." We have no frame of reference to dispute that, so we'll just have to take the author's word for it and grow suspicious of the motives of these strange sheep we'll never meet.

    From the Reviews: "I have a big bag of fur, but haven't done anything with it. This book has given me some ideas. Thanks."

    Cool review from a person we hope to never meet under any circumstances.

  • 5
    8 votes

    The Humanure Handbook: A Guide To Composting Human Manure

    The Humanure Handbook: A Guide To Composting Human Manure
    Photo: Amazon

    Speaking of the apocalypse, this book is perfect for (sorry) when the poop hits the fan.

    From the Reviews: "We've been living off the grid and pooping into sawdust buckets for nearly 2 years now and do not miss having a flush toilet."

    We're not really sure how "off the grid" a person can be while still posting Amazon book reviews, but hey we're still pooping in toilets like a bunch of suckers, so what do we know?

  • 6
    5 votes

    Be Bold With Bananas

    Be Bold With Bananas
    Photo: Amazon

    Look, there's no more room for the timid and shy. This world was not built for cowards. It is time to take off the kids gloves and get f*cking bold with some f*cking bananas.

    From the Reviews: "This is quite simply the best book you will ever find if you are trying to make bananas look like huge, throbbing dongs."

    FORTUNE FAVORS THE BOLD.