Whats your most ambitious DIY project so far?

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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9529 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Holey Toledo! I can’t imagine the time to glue on all those tiny little gems! But it’ll look great if you’re doing a picture of your gown on the hanger.

Mine’s definitely our paper flowers! I got all pinteresty inspired to do paper flowers and I tried them out and they were pretty easy and looked good, so I decided to do all paper flowers for centerpieces, bouquets, bouts and corsages. It took for-freaking-ever! But I loved the way it turned out! But man that was a lot of work! Folding 1000 paper cranes and stringing them on all fishing line comes in at a close second!

Post # 4
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8418 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Hmm, my most challenging DIY was my sweet n salty buffet, I baked all the items using my own recipes, made my own labels and decorated all the containers.

My most elaborate looking DIY is probably my cake topper

Post # 5
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1491 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I did a pair of crystallize shoes for my honeymoon….

 

 

 

but my DIY flowers for the wedding were really my biggest accomplishment….

Post # 6
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1491 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@housebee:  Ok, that is just insane.  I don’t think anyone can follow that.  

You instanly get DIY win of the year. 

Golly.

Post # 8
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

@dv3849:  Oh gosh, that looks SO time consuming, but it’s seriously gorgeous!

Post # 9
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

None of my DIY projects have taken an extremely long time.. the longest so far has been my wooden signs.. They each took about 2 days to make.. the first day painting them white, letting them dry and then doing it over. The next day for the writing and then touching up the writing.

But.. I’m going to be making 2 of tulle table skirts like these… I have the cut the tulle into 2″x30″ strips, and then tie them on a 22 foot ribbon… sounds REALLY time consuming.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

@housebee:  you made that??? So cute!! 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I guess I’ve had a few time consuming projects, but I love crafting.  So here are the top contenders.

Notable mentions:

My Petal border runner inspiration & result:

My Shoes, inspired by a fellow Bee. These weren’t nearly as time consuming as I thought they would be:

DIY chair ties–If I didn’t have a fondness for crochet and old movies, these would not have happened:

1000 cranes (not all shown):

DIY pyramid box/crochet fortune cookie escort cards for 160 guests (ignore the tag, I’ll have prettier ones once I know who’s attending).   The boxes were very easy & fast, the “cookie” not so much.

And I wanted to turn this old brass chandelier into our cake/dessert stand.  This took some time, but it is also one of my absolute favorites:

 

The runner up–My invitations–110 of these and they are total DIY down to cutting/folding the cards & lining the envelope–I still have 30 to make:

But by far the winner are these topiaries.  I ended up calling this the WTHWIT–as in what the hell was I thinking? I love how they turned out, and so inexpensive, but it took a looong time to fold all those flowers.

Sorry for so many pics.  I really did edit down my projects.  We’ve just had a long engagement (14 months so far).

Post # 15
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588 posts
Busy bee

@wabanzi:  You have so many enviable projects! Those are all gorgeous! The chair ties are particularly fabulous!

Post # 16
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1249 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@wabanzi:  OMG how did you make that aisle runner?

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