Any DIY FAIL moments out there?

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
3112 posts
Sugar bee

@bruinchick4:  Suuuuuch a cute idea!  I’m sorry it didn’t turn out exactly right, but I still love the idea!

Post # 4
298 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Could you possibly add some sort of matting or backround behind the glass  ?Maybe that would help it show better?


Post # 5
343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@abax:  This was going to be my suggestion! Maybe just for the wedding have a backing that will make the balloons show better, then remove it after all the thumbprints are on it.

Post # 6
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

What is that printed on? Glass?

And I know I’ve had plenty of DIY fails. My last one was I bought vases that were too small, normal candles won’t fit in them! And I’m trying to make a floral headband for my flower girl… it’s being awful.

Post # 7
170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I really don’t think it looks bad.

To answer the “Will guests know where to sign?”, why don’t you put up a little sign or card that says something like:

“Sign your name on a balloon to wish the couple love from here to the moon”


“Love lifts us up where we belong, please leave your name on a balloon”

And maybe get a family or bridal party member to start it off so people know what to do?

Post # 10
298 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@bruinchick4:  It’d probably be easier for the guests to sign it that way too:)

Post # 11
1743 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t think it looks that bad–it’s really a cute idea!

I wanted unique flower girl baskets.  I saw one on Etsy I liked and thought it would be easy to replicate.  Moss covered with ribbons and dried flowers…I found really cheap baskets and every week bought a package of moss with my Michaels/JoAnn coupons, plus a glue gun.

They really weren’t turning out the way I wanted, but I was running out of time.  I sent all my DIY to my mother (we live out of town).  She really didn’t know what to make of them.

When I got into town the week before the wedding, I was all, “these are hideous”.  I showed my mother the Etsy picture.  She still didn’t like them.  We threw them out and I bought generic satin baskets at Michaels.  I did jazz them up with some ribbon and crystals…but they were exactly what I didn’t want:(

One day I will give that glue gun to someone who will actually use it…



Post # 12
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Great idea! What are you using to have guests sign? Just sharpies? Will it stay on there well or smear? Thanks 🙂

Post # 14
8388 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I have a couple of fails:

Pomander blob (it’s not a ball because it’s not round, this is the best side)

Cake topper fail (my FI is 6’2″ and I’m 5’7″ in real life……this does not depict that well)

Both have long since been in the trash lol

Post # 15
66 posts
Worker bee

@bruinchick4:  I dont think it was a fail at all! It’s such a great idea!!

I agree with previous posts you should try using a background to make the colors in the balloons show more. 

Did you order the printing on tempered glass online? May I ask where did you order it from? I kinda want one of those but not for guestbook purposes 🙂

Post # 16
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think it will be okay if you use matte and cute instructions like others have recommended.

As for me…DIY veil=fail.

DIY hairpiece=massive fail.


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