Abandoned DIY projects – share yours

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Cut wine bottle vases.. gave up within 15 minutes (was trying the string on fire, plunging into icy water to break off the neck.. google made it look easy, and I’ve no patience). Taking the easy way out now, a combination of complete wine bottles and jars..

Post # 4
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Fake rose petal isle runner.. LOL – I bought like 100,000 petals, and a pink runner. I got about 7 feet done and stopped. It just didn’t look right to me.. I didn’t mind glueing all the petals on, but something just looked off about it.

And then I remembered that my “aisle” is brick, so I don’t really need an aisle runner.

 

My most recent non-wedding DIY project was a plexi glass lid for my hermit crab. I bought the “cutting” tool, and it snapped right in half. So now I just have 1 giant piece of plexi glass instead of small pieces to lift up, and holes for the heat lights cut out =/.

Post # 5
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1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

interesting thread… following!

Post # 6
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8426 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I was going to make tissue paper pomanders for my aisle decor.  I couldn’t get the pomander to be round, so I gave up after the first one.

I ended up doing a much easiser paper cone

Post # 7
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2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I started making some paper flowers… but realized it would have taken me HOURS so I bailed and decided to get my flowers from the supermarket instead, hahahaha

Post # 8
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666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Lining my invite envelopes with wrapping paper.  It was so difficult to get the template right.  The paper was hard to work with because it kept rolling up – cutting it correctly was difficult, getting it in the right place and gluing it was hard.  It was just a huge pain.  Gave up after about 10.

 

Post # 11
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767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

There are many things I have thought about quitting but I can’t think of any that I actually quit right now… There are many things that I have changed though because the original was a pain or because I thought of a better idea!! Posting to follow 🙂 

Post # 12
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75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Invitations!! I gave up after making about 100 envelope liners. All the math and glue involved, ugh. Its so much easier to order. Embarassed

Post # 13
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1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I was going to make book invitations, as in actually creating and binding the books myself.  I got the layout for the inside done, realized that matching the pages, printing it out, and everything else involved with making the covers, covering the covers and assembling them…yeah that was sheer insanity (‘it’s only 20 books’ I told myself, ‘but it’s 20 books’ I countered).  Concept cool, execution not happening!

 

I also had the idea of making our wedding rings, we live in an apartment, so I’d have to find a way to build a fire and melt the gold without our landlord knowing.  I’d have to make the mold, source the gold.  I had images of burning down the apaertment complex while doing this.  Yeah that’s not happening either! 

 

Post # 14
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75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@renwoman:  HA!!!!!!! The “making the wedding rings” is THEE funniest s$!t I’ve ever heardddd. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@graste:  I was inspired because apparently there’s a place here in CA where a couple can go for the day, do all sorts of romanitc outdoorsy things on a ranch and make their wedding rings.  Sounds great, right?!  When I told my FI he was having none of that so my thought was ‘how hard could it be?  If you can do it up on some ranch why not do it here in the city?’

Post # 16
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1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Jennlee:  

@graste:  I was honestly considering this as my wedidng DIY project… you 2 are making me very afraid. Where did you buy your envelopes? Etsy?

@renwoman:  You must be the single most ambitious bee on this website!! DIY wedding bands? It’s a cool idea though… very meaningful! 

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