YouTube channel is criticised for its ‘ridiculous’ hacks that NO ONE needs to know – including how to make a chair made out of jeans and sanitary pad sandals
- YouTube channel 5-minute Crafts has 51 million subscribers around the world
- While many of its tips impress, others fall short and have left viewers baffled
- One of the most outrageous shows how to make sandals out of sanitary pads
- Another gives instructions on how to make a chair out of old pairs of jeans
A YouTube channel has been criticised for creating ‘ridiculous’ hacks that no one needs to know.
The US-based channel, 5-Minute Crafts, boasts 51 million subscribers and specialises in sharing hints and tips on how to make life easier.
While many of the videos fit the bill, some have been criticised for offering up projects that are anything but practical – including how to make a chair our of jeans and sandals out of sanitary pads.
YouTube channel 5 Minute Crafts has been criticised for creating ‘ridiculous’ hacks that no one needs to know. Pictured a chair made entirely of jeans that raised viewers’ eyebrows
Viewers questioned how staples would be used to hold together jeans, while others pointed out buying so many pairs would be more expensive than simply buying a cheaper chair
Viewers were quick to question why they had created such clips, with one commenting on the sanitary pad video: ‘Totally NO ONE will notice you have pads in [sic] your feet at a pool.
Twitter user Caleb posted: ‘I followed that dumb 5-Minute Crafts channel because it was ridiculous but then I had to unfollow it because I’d get roped into watching the train wreck every single time.’
While many of the videos fit the bill, some have been criticised for offering up projects that are anything but practical – including a pair of slides made from sanitary pads, pictured
The ‘hack’ baffled viewers, with some questioning why you would ever want to wear them
The account has drawn dozens of comments from skeptical viewers who noted many of the projects take far longer than the five minutes suggested in the account name
Another user, referencing a video called 27 Fantastic Things to Make with a Glue Gun, said: ‘Some of these five-minute DIY crafts or whatever are ridiculous no I don’t need flop flops made entirely out of hot glue.’
One of the most bizarre examples was a way to make a ‘comfy floor chair’ out of old pairs of jeans that was included in a video titled 41 Awesome DIYs for Your Home.
The tip suggested stuffing the trousers with foam and stapling them together at the ankles.
This hack suggested using sanitary pads as padding to create extra curves at the hips
Another crafty video showed how to create sandals using only hot glue, pictured, although they are far from practical, as many viewers noted
Many pointed out staples were not strong enough to hold together jeans.
One posted: ‘May I ask how do staples hold up jeans? I mean one row, when 50 rows wouldn’t hold it up. Why don’t you just use hot glue or just normal glue.’
Another agreed: ‘This craft is a LIE you cant just staple denim bruh.’
Others expressed their frustration about four pairs of identical jeans costing more than buying a regular chair.
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