(Closed) DIY Mishaps

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
1474 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

Haha, that is too funny! I can literally see it shrinking on your leg right now. Boy, I know how that feels!

Probably my biggest mishap was with the mini bunting I made for our cake. I had to remake it so many times, and it just kept coming out horribly. I was using paper, and it just wouldn’t curve correctly. I eventually decided to move to fabric (much better idea), though when I decided that, I knew that if that attempt didn’t work, I was going to throw in the towel and give up! Thankfully it worked perfectly, though it was really time-consuming because I sewed everything by hand. But it looked absolutely beautiful on our cake, and I’m glad I stuck with it. But it sure was a nightmare getting there! 

Post # 4
235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve made sooo many mistakes, from buying the wrong supplies to buying too much or not enough of stuff, to actually screwing up the project itself. I just took apart a yarn wrapped ampersand because halfway through it just started looking horrid.

Post # 5
1061 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My twine wrapped letters took forever and partway through, I realized that I hadn’t planne out my wrapping of the letter H very well.  It took some creative cutting and glueing to cover the side parts of the H where the cross-piece is.

Also, I spent a bunch of time DIYing a birdcage veil that I didn’t even end up wearing.  Thankfully, my cousin is going to use it this summer for her wedding ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I made a sleeve for my iPad yesterday. Measured it out, test fitted it, it was perfect. Then when I sewed it up, I don’t know what happened, but it shrunk about an inch or so. My iPad couldn’t fit in at all ๐Ÿ™ I had to start over, but version 2.0 was much better, so in the end it worked out, lol!

Post # 8
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I just remember going to Michaels with a list ofsupplies and getting SO overwhelmed. I wouldwander the aisles forever trying to figure out what I needed. Ridiculous! So glad that nightmare is over now!

Post # 9
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Tissue pomanders! Total DIY fail on my part.  I could not get those stupid pomanders to fluff out and look like the Martha Stewart ones at all! Ugh.  I ended up with ugly little balls that looked like shower poufs! 

Post # 10
509 posts
Busy bee

LOL, I’ve redone my bouquets about 3 times! They’re coffee filter flowers so, they take forever to redo! And I’ll love what I come up with, then fall in love with a  different idea later. It’s so annoying!!!

Post # 13
5667 posts
Bee Keeper

I haven’t had any DIY fails yet, but my cats like to steal the little baggies of crystals I was using to strass my shoes. Chasing them down is no fun!

Post # 14
1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

DIYing my invitations and they’re taking forever and I’m making tons of mistakes! I don’t have any especially funny stories, but my printer has taken the habit of printing on an angle. So frustrating! Apparently when it’s overworked it prints like it’s drunk, lol.

Post # 15
1239 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yes! Fiance did our website, and he spell Virginia wrong! He spelt it Virgina (leaving out the second I) I’m so glad that nothing had gotten printed! I still have it saved.

Post # 16
2493 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I just finished 3 hours of DIYing rock placecard holders (30 of them). They look like this (sorta)…


ANYWAYS, it only takes about 2 minutes for each rock… if you aren’t a perfectionist. I rewrapped almost every rock, cut wire short, cut wire way long, hated loops, had rocks fall out of the wire (a-what?!) but in the end it looks great.

Scared for the rest of the DIY’s now though!

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