(Closed) DIY BRIDES: Did any of your cheap crafts end up looking … cheap?

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

What kinds of crafts were you looking to do?  I think a few of my DIY projects were fails, but I cant think of ones I completely scrapped altogether right now.  I know offhand that dollar tree flowers arent the best quality….

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

While I didn’t try much DIY, the Pinterest Fail websites is usually what my pinterest crafts turn out like…

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@EffieTrinket:  I can’t say for the terra cotta, but the glass candlestick and a glass bowl, small vase, small glass candy dish looks realllly pretty!

We did mini glass plates on candlesticks for the e-party.  We put chocolate covered strawberries on them and put one on each table and everyone loved the stands.  Me being who I am immediately bragged that it was all dollar store and folks were amazed.

eta: And it is easy too.  And I really suck at crafts, promise!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@EffieTrinket:  hmmm… well I wouldnt recommend doing the flower stuff from dollar tree flowers because i think they look cheap.  FYI im a dollar tree fanatic for certain things because you cant beat it.  But also if someone diy strassed their shoes with crystals from the dollar tree… im not so sure i’d like that either.  I feel like those rhinestones tend to be dull and even more so when you put glue on the back.  I have seen the cake stands you are talking about and as far as terra cotta goes, I dont think there could be that much difference between the more expensive ones and the dollar tree finds.  I would recommend E-6000 glue!  Im not sure about the regular cake stands like the ones I have seen with the candlestick and a plate.  You might be better off going to local thrift stores to find those things.  I originally was collecting glass from thrift stores to do faux milk glass but ended up finding TONS of milk glass vases.  Combined with my already established milk glass collecton I have way too much.  You mentioned chalkboard paint and I dunno if they have that at Dollar tree… but I have gotten those smaller silver trays that I see people put chalkboard paint on and make into a sign… and those little trays are actually really nice! 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@abbie017:  lol i get a kick out of the pinterest fails.  Im pretty good at winging it but we have all had a moment like pinterest fail!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@icetea:  lol youre like me… i completely confess and am like OMG i got it for a dollar!

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