What was your most frustrating DIY so far?

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I made my dancing dress tea-length! It had about 78430 layers of tulle. It was a pain.

For DH it was printing the invites!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Yes!! Invitations, ceremony cards and menu’s drove me crazy.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Anything paper related drove me crazy (e.g. invitations, ceremony cards, save the dates, menu’s, place cards, table numbers). 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Scottish Rite Cathedral (New Castle, PA)

@jb20: I tried to make a stacked cardbox out of square boxes and could not for the life of me get the corners right. Then, I accidently sprayed too much glue in a spot and it soaked through the satin fabric, ugh! I eventually quit and went out and bought circle boxes and lace fabric and all is better! The finished, better one: 

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@smg5281:  So pretty!!!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@jb20:  Good for you for finishing, I bet they look great!  I’m a quitter, I started this elaborate project for the favor boxes (elaborate for me, I’m not crafy), I was going to tie an ivory ribbon around 100 black 2-piece boxes and attach paper flowers to each.  They looked like this:

But I bought the boxes on a cheap wholesale website and most of the tops had white parts which looked crummy, and my ribbon tying sucked, and the flowers looked kind of chintzy, and ok, I got lazy.  So I scrapped the ribbon and flowers, spray painted the tops gold, and added gold glitter.  They took about 1/10th the time and I think they look better, but maybe that’s my rationalization.  Finished product here:

 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

my brooch bouquet was by far the most challenging as I poked myself with the wires, I think they were too thick to bend and mold easily

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