(Closed) DIY everything

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
3520 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m having the same issue with my decor… there are so many good ideas on the Bee! 

Post # 4
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

It’s not just you ๐Ÿ™‚  My engagement will only be about 4 months and I DIY’d more than I ever EVER thought I would!

I gave myself a strict timline though… once I hit the 30 day mark I will ABSOLUTELY not embark on any new projects.  And at 2 weeks out… what’s done is done and what isn’t isn’t needed ๐Ÿ™‚  That way I keep my sanity and my beauty sleep.

Post # 6
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I get that sometimes but I just make a list of everything and try and stop myself when I think its getting excessive

Post # 8
762 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Same here! My whole wedding is DIY and I started a little too early (begining of last year) and was soon burnt out by Christmas. Now that I’m closer to my date, I’ve gotten back on track and started to do things again but it’s so easy to get carried away! Tons of stuff to do! Just remember to pace yourself ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Burning out varies from person to person.  

I’m a crafty person who thrives on chaos and crafts.  Chaos, especially.  I do crafts and, provided my wee ones don’t drive me batty, I typically don’t have a problem with “burn out”.  

I’d suggest what @thewheelsonthebus: said about lists and deadlines.  I’d also suggest NOT procrastinating.  (Something I’ve turned into an artform. ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Make a list of things that need to be done and stick to it.  Remember that DIY’ing can cost more than buying whatever it is already made (invites/std’s, etc).  

Set aside a time for your crafts and stick to it as much as possible.  Whether is x-hours at night or x-weekends, etc.  

Have plenty of food, drinks, snack available as well as all the supplies you need BEFORE doing your crafts.  (hunger and not having what you want can really make a DIY’er cranky… and you’ll end up putting it off and/or forgetting about your craft if you don’t have all the required items.)

Also, have something fun to watch/listen to.  Movies, TV series, music, whatever you prefer to work with.  

If you are NOT a crafty person, space your crafts apart and give yourself PLENTY of time, otherwise you’ll burn out FAST.  

If you make a mess, clean it up when you’re done.  Otherwise, you’ll put it off and hate yourself later for the mess.  Also, your pets/kids will decide it’s a great thing to play with and, again, you’ll regret your decision to not put it away and out of little fingers/paws reach…. 

DIY’ing and crafting is fun, but it’s also something that can be frustrating and hair-pulling.  

I’ve had to learn to just put the craft up and step away from it or a)break it into small pieces or b)go insane.  

not sure if this is helpful, but I figured I’d give you my thoughts/experiences.  good luck and have fun!!!

Post # 11
624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I had the same problem! I am a naturally crafty person but once it came time to plan the most important day ever I was totally lost! I didn’t do things for a while, and it all came back to me, then I got going on things. Maybe just do some small things, that you know for sure you want, and then everything else might fall into place. It’s great to have a timeline or plan.

Post # 13
1136 posts
Bumble bee

I’m a Major DIYer. there is so much I want to do but my question to my self is “is it too much? Will it fit with my theme?”

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