Some of us are just not meant to DIY…

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@rcac1208:  Oh man glitter is the devil. Once you get it in your house it never leaves!!!

Take it easy on yourself, I’m sure your inner DIY bride is dying to come out. You just need a little more practice. I did three DIY projects; one was a tragedy and two turned out amazing. Don’t give up!

Post # 4
2915 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I kept reworking and reworking my centerpieces and just could not figure it out! Finally mom and and I just decided it all wasn’t worth it and ordered some daisy centerpieces to be delivered from the florist. I really hoped  that inner DIY genius would pop out, but it never happened 🙁

Post # 5
2578 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Glitter is the herpes of the craft world, seriously. I printed on glitter paper and it’s still showing up on regular sheets almost a year later. It’s so stuck on the feed rollers, lol.

Post # 7
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I was once in a play where I had o wear glitter makeup ad I found it in my clothes and sheets and everywhere for years after. But, that being said, I’m sure the  candles looks better than you think.  Nobody else  will be critical of every little detail.

Post # 8
2132 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I would consider myself a fairly crafty/creative person, but straight lines are impossible. Don’t trust anyone who can make a straight line, secretly they are robots.

Post # 9
3432 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Honestly, the idea that everyone has to DIY something is just insane!  DIY is often more expensive than just buying things, once you count the cost of materials wasted when things don’t turn out right.  And even when it saves money, if you count the time spent, you’re often making about 3 cents an hour.

Post # 10
1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@rcac1208:  It’s very hard, especially if the glass is concave/convex shape.  Use a thick rubberband and a small level (or just eye it).  Much, much easier.  Use modge podge for the glitter (1/2 white school glue, 1/2 water), and do it twice over.  That will hide any streaks/thin spots and will seal the glitter in. Do one last coat of modge podge over the whole thing to supper seal that glitter on.

And yes, work with the glitter outside if you can.  I have glitter everywhere in my basement.

Only DIY if you enjoy it, I think.  I love making things, but there is a lot of crap I just won’t do.  

Post # 11
673 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@rcac1208:  Haha, I feel ya there!!! Believe me, I had MANY epic failures..Keep your head up and try again:) You will get it to look great! Sometimes you have to try other things and see what works best!! Yes, easier said than done. I will say, I have given up on some projects..Haha

Post # 12
1670 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I am DIYing NOTHING. I am such an idiot when it comes to crafts that it would be vastly more expensive for me to DIY anything at all. God bless etsy and good vendors.

Post # 13
1849 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@2dBride:  This. @CaroBee:  And this, too.

I don’t have an inner DIY bride.  My inner bridezilla killed her ass.

Post # 14
2319 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I personally know I couldn’t DIY if my life depended on it. I’m a creative person, but DIY isn’t in my “inner creative” 😛

Post # 15
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@rcac1208:  I’m ordering everything. My only DIy is framing my table numbers. Don’t be hard on yourself. Alot of us are not DIY brides and that OK 😉

Post # 16
1535 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@rcac1208:  I can tell you that I am not a DIY kind of bride.  I’d consider myself a creative person overall (especially when it comes to writing and cooking), but I’m not crafty.  

My fiance and I decided early on that we didn’t want to even consider bothering with any DIY stuff.  We ended up choosing our venue for many reasons, but one of the things that really sold us on it was the fact that we wouldn’t have to do anything.  They take care of all of the decor, flowers, setting everything up, taking everything down … Basically we just had to decide what we  wanted and they take it from there.  That’s my kind of place!

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