(Closed) DIY brides! What is your current project? (Pics)

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Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Ugh. Don’t ask.

I am a chronic crafter. Jack of all trades, nowhere near master of… any. I was just complaining to SO about all of the money I’ve wasted in the failed wedding DIY department. He replied, “And this is any different from your normal routine how?” Hehe…

This is my only current DIY that seems to be going okay. It’s a flower wall. It’s kinda ugly with all of the clashing colors, but it’s MY kinda ugly, color clashing flower wall.

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Failed DIYs include, and will more than likely not be limited to:

  • Wedding shoes (they looked good with the lace overlay up until the point that I decided to add black accents. Then they turned ugly, and I had to toss them.) – $45 down the drain.
  • Resin Cast Pug Placecard Holders – apparently moldmaking is an art in itself that I fail miserably at. – $28 down the drain.
  • Save the dates – I DIY’d the photo on the front with a tripod and my DSLR, added the text and did the editing myself. I printed them via Snapfish which was an Epic FAIL due to my text getting cut off on the left. I added more info on the back of them, which just wound up looking like a school project. I sent them out anyway. (PICS BELOW)

 

 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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Lokie85:  BTW, your trees are looking great! Very cute.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Your trees look AMAZING! I have very little to add just now as I’m in the early, early planning stage, but wanted to follow this thread.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

All of these look so beautiful!

These are my current projects:

Potential invite inspiration (we’re planning on doing one and taking a photo as the invite or I bought a cutting stamp to do the second ones if plan A doesn’t work) :

Potential Invite progress:

 

 

Hand Lettered Envelopes:

 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I have so many projects left to do. I am finishing up invites and programs now. Then I will tackle tinting mason jars for centerpieces, making a banner for the cake table, favors, chalkboard lettering (and probably a million other things I’m forgetting… 😂😳). Here are a couple of the projects I have completed:

Save the Dates

Chalkboards

Giant Dice for lawn Yahtzee

Sorry for the messy background!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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lightchaser:  I absolutely love your flower wall! 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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emmagreen482017:  very pretty! and the envelopes are divine!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Harn Homestead

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xdmrtm2016:  How did you make your dice and what did you use to do the wood for the chalkboards?

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I had the brilliant idea to make a double wedding ring quilt with my Future Mother-In-Law in our wedding colors and have it be a major decor element.  At first I was going to use it as a guest book but then I decided I didn’t want people writing on something my Future Mother-In-Law and I had spent a few hundred hours working on.  So now it’s just a backdrop in a WW II era industrial sill mill.  Downside?  It has over 3,000 individual pieces and curved seams.  Upside?  If it turns out well (we are currently calling it the devil quilt due to the time intensive nature of the project) it will be a family heirloom…

I’m also making my bridesmaid gifts…so there is that as well…   

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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nikkikeesee:  I got 3 1/2″ cubes from micheals for the dice and wood burned the dots on. The lacy looking piece of wood is also from Micheals. I believe it is labeled as a laser cut plaque. I got the wood round from a local logging company. I believe that micheals also sells wooden rounds for crafts. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

Here are the DIY projects I have tackled so far!

Our Save The Dates:

Letters for the head table (the letters need another coat of paint):

Yesterday I tackled a DIY hair vine:

Today I’ll be attaching stems to hundreds of sola/balsa flowers and dip dying them!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Iam having a beach wedding 

these are my bridesmaid hair pieces 

Bridesmaid sashes

Mother corsages: the starfish comes off for later to wear as a shirt pin. 

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