Post # 1
I started working on my DIY centerpieces this afternoon and it’s proving more difficult than it really should be.
How hard is it to tape a straight line around a glass votive, paint it with glue, and add sparkles? I just think I’m DIY impaired. The lines aren’t straight, there are some visible streaks, and my dining room looks like a Ke$ha concert. *sigh* Stupid candles.
Post # 3
@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
- 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
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 # 6
@brighteyedgirl: Haha! That is awesome.
Post # 7
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
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
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
@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
@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
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
@2dBride: This. @CaroBee: And this, too.
I don’t have an inner DIY bride. My inner bridezilla killed her ass.
Post # 14
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
@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
@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!