Tell me about your DIY projects!

posted 4 weeks ago in DIY
Post # 2
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5616 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

We DIY’d our centerpieces:

And I designed our menus (this is the best picture I have):

Post # 3
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1462 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Well, I just finished my invitations. And we are DIYing our centerpieces too. 

(Still a work in progress)

Post # 4
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Worker bee

So far, my fiancé and I have made our invitations and card box! The DIY process has been super fun, although very time consuming! We had a lot of leftover paper from our envelope liners and used it to wrap our card box. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I’m about halfway through building a colorful backdrop for our photo booth, and I’m loving how it’s turning out so far. I think I’ll probably make 10-15 more small flowers and then paint them to bring all the colors together. The second photo is a painted detail – although unfinished – but I like how it draws everything subtly together.

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Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

We have DIY’d our invites, order of service, guest bench (book), post box table decoration, I’m making the favours (chocolate orange fudge) and spend ages painting a basket for picnic blanket

FI’s dad is making us the bench. To look something like this

These are our favours. The chocolate cookies a friend is making for me

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

missjoy0819 :  I used a combination of construction paper and heavier cardstock. I wanted the paint to crinkle the petals a bit and the cardstock flowers will offer more of a solid base. I’ll most likely mount it all on some raw canvas when finished.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

missjoy0819 :  My guy’s mother is a mosaic artist, she has her own kiln and everything. She has agreed to help me make pineapple and umbrella ornaments for our guests. Which means she’ll end up making a few molds of each, and I’ll probably do the cleaning and painting of them along with my guy and his parents. We are shooting for around 100 guests.

We are getting married at a botanical garden, so we luckily won’t have to do much with florals there, but I think we will be doing some kind of pineapple table top decorations. I haven’t decided full on yet what that will look like, but I have some of my friends conned into helping in whichever way I need.

I’m also building a full-size teacher’s chalkboard for my “bracket” non-seating chart. I’m planning on designing the artwork in Illustrator and then projecting it onto the board to easily trace the design. (easily, ha!). Each side of the bracket will have his guests/family on one side, and mine on the other, with our parents rounding out the final four, and us in the middle to become the “winning” team.

I have also designed our Save the Date cards so far, the only thing that we need to update is our picture and location since I originally picked a different spot, but it was too expensive.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

For those who are making their own centerpieces and other decor.. how are you keeping it safe until the wedding?  Have you turned a room in your house into wedding storage, or what?  

SO and I will likely do some amountof DIY because we’re both very crafty and enjoy it, but we’ll have to start well in advance as we both work long hours.  We were joking about how we’d probably have to rent a storage unit for storing completed items  – mainly to keep them away from the pets!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Farm

We are diy’ing a lot of things for the wesding, centerpieces, ceremony decorations and we are storing them in an empty bedroom in our house. 

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