(Closed) DIY? am I qualified to do this?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

For adhesive, I’d say check out the scrapbooking adhesives section at Michael’s or something.  They’re made to be effective, safe for even photos, and thin (won’t be noticible). 

For cutting, if you trust your FI to do it well, then make that his job.  I’d also say invest in a paper cutter with lines and such that you can ensure your lines are even.

You can do it and you have plenty of time!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009 - Small church ceremony with mountain-view log cabin reception

I would either try double stick tape or a glue stick. I’ve used both for DIY projects and as long as you have the patience (and time) to assemble them these invites should be pretty straightforward! Great idea, let us know how they turn out!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

don’t rush it, just take your time one by one by one by one by one by one…..

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

USE A GLUESTICK! I used one of those adhesive double sided tape rollers and it worked well at first but then after a day stuff started to come unglued – I had to re-do a ton of stuff an it was sooo frustrating.

And it will take longer than you think, so start way before you need them. I started my invites in March (but I made pocketfolds and designed and printed the whole thing too) and I just finished them last weekend – they go out in July.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think you can do it! As long as you are prepared for the first one to be a real pain in the you know…the rest will “bee” easy!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Take the paper down to Kinko’s or the local copy center and have them cut it. I think it is $4 a cut here, so it was around $35 to get all my paper cut to size (they can cut a stack up to 400 sheets).

I used a scrapbooking gluestick for all my invitations. Be sure to test it out first and make sure the paper doesn’t bubble or bleed with the glue! Lots of non-scrapbooking glue sticks will do this and it looks terrible.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Def use a glue stick it will be the easiest and most effective way!!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I honestly used rubber cement to glue everything I DIYed, invitations, escort cards, table numbers, menus, everything.  It’s easy, and the excess rubs right off!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I agree with serasvictoria – take it to Kinko’s or another local copy shop and get them to do the cutting — it will save you soooo much time and your sanity too!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’d like to think I’m pretty creative but, when it came to wedding stuff and DIY–I was really nervous. The projects I’ve tackled have come out great. I say give yourself more credit..you’ll probably surprise yourself with the outcome. Good luck!

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