DIY project that got more complicated than originally intended…

posted 4 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Did you ever accidentally overdo a DIY project?
    YES! All the time! : (14 votes)
    54 %
    YES! But only on a few (or one) thing! : (10 votes)
    38 %
    NO! Stick to the original plan! : (2 votes)
    8 %
    Other! : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    2097 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @lovelyduckie: But when you’re done, they’ll be so worth it because you made them yourself and they’re totally unique!! (I tell myself that to feel better about all the time mine take haha) Post pics!!

    But yep. That happened to me with my invitations. FI and I love wood, so we got this wonderful idea to make wooden invitations! So we go get the wood, cut and sand it. So we’re playing around with it, and we just can’t figure out how to fit all the stuff we want to fit on a single piece of wood. FI suggests making it look like a book, with two bound pieces of wood. So we get more wood and cut/sand it. Then I decide I want to break out my wood burning tool and burn a design on the front then stamp something in the middle. So I do that, decide I don’t like the stamp in the middle, and decide to burn a design in the middle. Then we figure out how to seal and bind the wood. THEN FI tells me he really wants to burn a “<3 MyName & HisName” into the back of each one. So we are.

    Long story short, it takes over an hour to make ONE invitation. We need 100. Luckily I’ve already knocked out 59!


    Post # 4
    3200 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @lovelyduckie:  ohhhh yupp. i’m hand making my bouquet. i estimated 50 flowers, and that each would take me about 7 minutes…nope. about 100 flowers, and they’re each taking me about 15-20 minutes. -_- fail. its gorgeous but taking foreverrrr

    Post # 6
    1311 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I do that all the time!

    I did my own invitations as well right from cardstock and printed all myself. Also went with a pocket fold.

    Anyone that i spoke is not believing me that I have made them myself. They say that they look very profesionally made and pricey. So the comments are well worth the task 🙂

    Post # 11
    1574 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @TwoStatesBride:  I see it now, sorry to make you double post!

    Those look AMAZING! Good job!!

    Post # 12
    1649 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

    Yessssss, my invitations, lol.    


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