Post # 1
So, I can’t be the only one who has entirely destroyed a well planned, pricey DIY project.
My StDs went very well. They looked awesome. I felt entirely confident in my crafty abilities.
My card box? Oh boy, did I learn my lesson. First, I used paper and mod podge. The paper became warped and looked very unattractive and rippled. I ripped off all the paper to try again, this time with fabric. I thought fabric glue would be perfect (it dries clear after all). The glue left unsightly marks and the damage done to the boxes by the paper ordeal definitely showed through. So now I have a destroyed set of round paper mache boxes, random scraps of paper and fabric and nothing to show for it. I am planning on starting over, with contact cement and some idea of what I’m doing because I will not be thwarted by a stupid box.
Anyone else have unfortunate DIY screwups?
Post # 3
We made our own invitations, when we were all done I realized that I printed the wrong time for the wedding on the invite. We ended up just changing our wedding time. 🙂
Post # 4
You won’t believe this – I didn’t have that much problems with using my gocco machine for the invites, but we had problems with embossing, which is probably the easiest form of beautiful crafting methods. I wanted to emboss the front of the envelope and somehow the stamp just didn’t work out – there was always a space (or hole) somewhere on the stamped image which meant the embossed image looked like crap. After 5 envelopes and a frustrated SO, we threw the idea out of the window.
Post # 5
Unless you’re a DIY-goddess…and boy there are a few here on WB, I find that most DIY projects are trial and error. I went through probably 2 or 3 iterations of invite designs accompanied by 4 or 5 actual trials in making a prototype before I was satisfied with my results. Trying different fabrics, different methods of cutting foam boards, different types of glue etc etc. It’s was a grueling, but rewarding experience.
Post # 6
Uhhh…. I guess my calligraphy for addressing the invitations. That in itself was no biggie. But not insisting on hand-cancelling based on our non-machinable envelope size? That resulted in a 2 x 4.5 inch postmark on our envelopes… (wtf???). Yeah, a waste!
Post # 7
Alas, I am no DIY goddess.
I’ve tried. Can design like mad! Have pretty good taste, can tell people what I want and design it, but draw it or craft it? Um…no. I can not properly draw a stick man or woman in fact. My son? He is a fantastic artist!
However, I did design my bridesmaid invite cards on zazzle. They look goooood.