Post # 1
I just can’t shake it there are two things I’ve DIY-ed I’m just not happy with. The first one is my cardbox. I bought a plain white one and tried to dress it up. It’s just not doing anything for me.(a.k.a. very unimpressive) I’m debating on trying the box and wrapping paper stack idea. Any suggestions on this? It looks like alot of work for not really being sure the avenue I want to go. My wedding theme is VintAsian( I made this term up!) To simple explain this term taking alot of vintage elements such as milk glass, mason jars and adding asian into that theme. I bought alot of really nice wrapping paper after christmas for 1.25 a roll a week ago at Target. It’s even in my color range which was by accident as I was trying to buy paper that did’nt look Christmas for present throughout the year.
The second item is our letters to hang for the ceremony/reception. I just ended up cutting our letters out of foam board and addding spanish moss I got from dollar tree. I ended up throwing this away! I just don’t know what to do in this arena. I have mastered other a little more complicated items, but these somewhat simplier ones have me stuck. I need help I’m having a bridal breakdown over my diy skills. ( I’m hitting a DIY block with less than 5 months to go!)
Post # 3
I’ve had this happen twice – first my “Thank You” parasol that the lettering just didn’t look right and secondly, my “We Do” vintage/chipped letters for our cake table. Both times, I posted the photos on here and got ideas how to make them better. I ended up scrapping the parasol but I re-did the letters a few times and now I LOVE them.
Not everything is going to turn out perfectly the first time. We’re not professionals, you’re not a professional….it just takes time and patience to get it right. Feel free to post pics here – everyone has always been helpful to me w/ideas of how to make it better.
Post # 4
OOH! I have an idea for the letters. There’s an ETSY seller called poshdots (i think) but she does them out of wood and they’re amazing!! She did take a bit longer than I would have liked to do them (maybe 6 weeks) but I’m sure if you tell her you need them in a hurry she would do them quicker. Here are the ones I got from her.They come in all different fonts and sizes and she can do a custom listing for you. Then you could probably get some moss and glue it on to them. It would be slightly pricier but not a whole lot and would be more substantial. I suck at lettering so I’m not even gonna try any of my own lol. On another note, I tried to do a DIY ice sculpture (I’m a sculptor but not an ice sculptor) and it was a disaster lol. I just gave up on it.
Post # 5
@milesbellaI was actually going to try to paint a parasol. I have just bought 24 of them. I’m going to try one hope I have better luck! I’ve already did my bridesmaid bags with the black paint and I think my painting is not too bad….lol I’m also doing some letters that is coming after I finish what I’m working on now. Thank you for making me feel better and I’m not the only going thru this! My cardbox is beyond help at this point, but I’m going to recharge and try a new box this weekend I’ll post pics to get some feedback.
@emilygrace07 Nice, I will definitly check that out for my letters! Glad to know I’m not alone in my not so good crafting adventures! If you see the other things I’ve diy-ed they came out great considering I have’nt done any crafts since I was like 11 in girl scouts. I guess I need to accept some things are going to need to be bought and others I can diy and save money. I think I just feel I need to save money on all things by doing them myself. My fiancee is so supportive and keeps telling me some things I just need to buy instead of driving myself crazy to create.
Post # 6
I totally feel your pain! I’m trying to do cool mini-paintings for my table numbers, and they just didn’t come out well the first time. I swiched them from being all different colors to blue, white and gold, and they look so much better this time around.
Just keep plugging along and buy things when you need to! :o)
Post # 7
I tried to make kissing balls with fabric flowers and buttons. FAIL!
Post # 8
Flippin’ tissue poms. Look so simple. Not for clumsy mitts me, anyway. Bah.
Post # 9
My first card box was a massive fail, to me.
Everyone on the bee and in my real life loved it, but I hated it, so I had my Fiance take it away and put it in the trash. I found it a few days later; he loved it and thought we should keep it and use it. I had to have a mini-bridezilla moment to get him to throw it in the trash.
I like the new one that I did much better 🙂
Oh, and my kissing balls. I did love them when I made them; however, they were much bigger than I really wanted, so I had to redo them :-/
Post # 10
Card boxes aren’t that easy to do, especially if you don’t have a picture of one you like or some directions to folllow. I’ve done several, but mine are all covered in fabric (which is a whole other issue to work with) and they were a challenge to make. Just take your time and have some things on hand to fix it and to hide any mistakes…..ribbon,cording,etc., and plenty of time.
Post # 11
Everything I attempt to DIY is a major FAIL.
Post # 12
Thanks ladies for all the support I’m feeling much better on my diy adventures. This weekend I hope will be a sucessful diy weekend:) Pictures to come in diy section.
Post # 13
Some of our table numbers the paint didn’t stick and kind of bubbled. I just threw them on the tables of guests I knew wouldn’t care and told the photographers not to take pictures of them….