Post # 1
have you ever envisioned what you want to do for your wedding and then once you’ve purchased the materials and put in the time and burned your fingers on your hot glue gun…. you look at the lump of DIY that you’ve created and wonder why you tried?
over the long christmas weekend i ruined the following projects:
1- flower girl’s pomander
2- ring pillow
3- card box
4- 2 of 3 wedding cake trials.
and i’m pretty sure that i like the design and wording of my invitations but i am too afraid to print them because i have a feeling i will just get fed up with the layout of the whole thing.
is this me thats DIY challenged or is this some kind of wedding insecurity that my quirky ways, bright colors and abundance of polka dots, pearls, and fun arent grown up enough for the wedding that i want to have….?
Post # 3
Crafting is SO hard! Seriously!!! It takes some kind of superpower to get things looking how you want them to look, the way they look in your head! You’ll get it eventually!
Post # 4
are you able to take pics of your so called fails?? and see if we can help you? Have you got too much going on?
Trust me alot of things that I want to turn out in my head, dont always go to plan, and im so bad at following instructions. always missing out a step so their looking a little odd.
Post # 5
I love crafting but it is for sure a trail and error process!
What were the main issues you had? Do you have pics?
We’d love to help!!
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
Hehe, I’m totally a DIY fail about 75% of the time! And it usually takes sooooo many tries to get things right, I end up making about 5 prototypes of any given project! You are not alone! 🙂
Post # 7
ditto sulli!! there was this project that i tried in theory sounded brilliant, i wanted to cover a vase with tissue paper and then put roses around it… sort of like a decoupage… with a great stamp. it came out like sh.t :o) i ended up wrapping it with a bunch of ribbons and it turned out wonderful…
Post # 8
i’ll try to remember to take pictures when i get off work. i work a night shift so if i dont pass out the second i walk in the door i’ll get some pictures up.
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2010 - Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery
I feel the same way. I’m also afraid that when I put it all together on the big day it won’t look coordinated but rather a mish-mash of mismatched things!
Post # 10
If it were as simple and easy as some folks make it look, we wouldn’t be able to hire people to do these things. I suck at most DIY. If there is hot glue, I will end up with 2nd degree burns. Have patience with yourself. Post some pictures for help. Walk away from the crafts so that you’re not tempted to smash anything with a hammer. Grab a beverage and take a look at regretsy to take the edge off (fish in a squirrel suit anyone?). Later on, give it another try if you’re up to it.
Post # 11
lol VioletVeil! Regretsy was hysterical!
Post # 12
heres my STD
when you first open it
all of the layers
then they were put in a lime green envelope and embossed with a hydrangea stamp on the back of the envelope
Post # 14
this is one of the headbands i’ve made for the girls to wear. the lace is from my mother’s dress and i really wanted to put it to good use. all of the headbands are different because each girl will wear her hair differently
excuse the sloppy knot on bottom and the lack of makeup!
Post # 15
this is my invitation layout
its 5×7 with the actual invite on white 12×6. folded dementions are 3.75×6, 4.75×6, and 3.5×6
Post # 16
and lastly….. to the stuff i am almost dont want to post bc its that terrible.
the ring pillow..
and the card box
FI saw what i was trying to do with the three tiers and vetoed that idea. it was supposed to be the polka dot fabric, then a smaller layer with green fabric and then on top a smaller blue layer and the top two layers were going to get the embellishments on it… but FI said it would be too big and he thought the embellishments would look good on the polka dotted layer too… he got his first glue gun burn that way! lol