diy's that aren't perfect

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
3084 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@eliseemma:  it’s just a hanger. I would use the ones you made. 

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

I’m a bit of a perfectionist.. so I tend to redo it until it looks right, or scrap the idea and either start over and do something else.

Perfect example was my diy aisle runner.. it looked like crap so I scrapped it.

I made a first rough draft of my stds.. didn’t like them so re-did them. It was costly but I’m much happier with the outcome.

I am, however, really picky and things will bug me until they look “right” to me!

Most probably wouldn’t notice a hanger at all!

Post # 5
224 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@eliseemma:  I’m not even sure I like my DIY flowers…and I’m using them anyway…lol. (and they’ll probably be in LOTS of pictures.)

I’m sure your hangers are fine…and I think it is special that you made them and it’s a nice gift to give to your MOH and your family 🙂 

Post # 8
1929 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’d just use them.  I made a card box that turned out looking pretty awful (in my opinion), but I ended up getting lots of compliments!  I figured that ultimately, those little details just don’t matter!

Post # 9
346 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

if you are not satisfied with the hangers you will regret using them. i would do them over if didn’t like them. i had to do all my party favors over again. i had spent hourd and hours doing them and i wasn’t sure if they were ok or not. its when i showed them to my Fi and some ppl on this board and getting their reaction that convinced me i had to do them again. I absolutely love them now!

Post # 10
36 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

On one hand, like @Lauraine said, you may regret using them if you aren’t happy with them. On the other, unless you are professionally making these to sell (like Etsy people) then they aren’t suppose to be perfect and show that you put time and effort into something that isn’t normal for you for the people you love. 

For example, I am working on hand embroidering handkercheifs for our parents and secretly working on one for my fiance (he knows about the parents but not his). The thread is thicker than if we had them professional done (oops) and sometimes the letters lose their smooth shape and the back looks horrible! But I’m using them because everyone will appericate the time and effort I’ve put into them.

Post # 11
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

eep- I’m superrrr picky- I would NOT use them unless they were PERFECT

Post # 13
42082 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@eliseemma:  It would depend on how bad it was. There are pics of some pretty horrendous DIY’s here on WeddingBee.

There’s nothing wrong with just using a beautiful wooden hanger.

Post # 15
36 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

@eliseemma:  If it’s really bothering you…and this is just a suggestion, if your hangers have a thick enough base:

If you’re handwriting isn’t great, you can get stencils at any craft store.

Or, we have done this before, print out the names in the fonts you want. Place the over over the area you want and trace it with pressure. The pressure of tracing will leave the name ‘engraved’ into the wood. Then you can draw/paint over it. My fiance uses this for woodburning. I saw it on pinterest one day.

You can add a flower, charms, beads, lace, ribbon – anything to jazz them up.

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