Post # 1
Would you use a minor detail diy even if it’s not perfect?
I decided instead of spending almost $100 on persoanlized hangers, I would make them for me, my Maid/Matron of Honor (only bm), my daughters who are my flower girls, and my mom and Fiance mom.
They aren’t horrible, but not as good as the ones on etsy. I figure the hanger will only be in a handful of pictures, and my efforts are worth something.
What do you think?
Post # 3
@eliseemma: it’s just a hanger. I would use the ones you made.
Post # 4
I’m a bit of a perfectionist.. so I tend to redo it until it looks right, or scrap the idea and either start over and do something else.
Perfect example was my diy aisle runner.. it looked like crap so I scrapped it.
I made a first rough draft of my stds.. didn’t like them so re-did them. It was costly but I’m much happier with the outcome.
I am, however, really picky and things will bug me until they look “right” to me!
Most probably wouldn’t notice a hanger at all!
Post # 5
@eliseemma: I’m not even sure I like my DIY flowers…and I’m using them anyway…lol. (and they’ll probably be in LOTS of pictures.)
I’m sure your hangers are fine…and I think it is special that you made them and it’s a nice gift to give to your Maid/Matron of Honor and your family 🙂
Post # 6
@jenilynevette: I restarted my aisle runner too lol! I tried multiple times on the hangers and threw a few away. I’m just to the f-it point with them…ha
@FoxyBride14: that’s what I’m thinking. Its not even like something our guests will see.
Post # 7
@djenah79: thank you… we are our own biggest critics! I’m sure your flowers look awesome 🙂
Post # 8
I’d just use them. I made a card box that turned out looking pretty awful (in my opinion), but I ended up getting lots of compliments! I figured that ultimately, those little details just don’t matter!
Post # 9
if you are not satisfied with the hangers you will regret using them. i would do them over if didn’t like them. i had to do all my party favors over again. i had spent hourd and hours doing them and i wasn’t sure if they were ok or not. its when i showed them to my Fi and some ppl on this board and getting their reaction that convinced me i had to do them again. I absolutely love them now!
Post # 10
On one hand, like @Lauraine said, you may regret using them if you aren’t happy with them. On the other, unless you are professionally making these to sell (like Etsy people) then they aren’t suppose to be perfect and show that you put time and effort into something that isn’t normal for you for the people you love.
For example, I am working on hand embroidering handkercheifs for our parents and secretly working on one for my fiance (he knows about the parents but not his). The thread is thicker than if we had them professional done (oops) and sometimes the letters lose their smooth shape and the back looks horrible! But I’m using them because everyone will appericate the time and effort I’ve put into them.
Post # 11
eep- I’m superrrr picky- I would NOT use them unless they were PERFECT
Post # 12
@Ms.GoodEarth: That is awesome! I hope I overhear some compliments of items I made on our day 🙂
@Lauraine: I totally get this. I have been so paticular with all of my DIY’s so far, this was just one of those things I know I can’t get any better at without a LOT of practice. It’s either minor flaws or not at all because I really don’t want to buy them :-/
@Milo22: That is what I am thinking. The Etsy sellers have had tons of tries to perfect it. I love the handkercheifs! I did buy some off of Etsy as a gift… I won’t attempt any sewing..hehe
@limekitty: Me too… I needed advice from the bee on this to put it into perspective. LOL
Post # 13
@eliseemma: It would depend on how bad it was. There are pics of some pretty horrendous DIY’s here on WeddingBee.
There’s nothing wrong with just using a beautiful wooden hanger.
Post # 14
@julies1949: I agree, have seen a few (one or two of my own have been hideous)!
I will definitely take a test picture with my dress on it before using it for the real pictures 😛
Post # 15
@eliseemma: If it’s really bothering you…and this is just a suggestion, if your hangers have a thick enough base:
If you’re handwriting isn’t great, you can get stencils at any craft store.
Or, we have done this before, print out the names in the fonts you want. Place the over over the area you want and trace it with pressure. The pressure of tracing will leave the name ‘engraved’ into the wood. Then you can draw/paint over it. My fiance uses this for woodburning. I saw it on pinterest one day.
You can add a flower, charms, beads, lace, ribbon – anything to jazz them up.
Post # 16
@Milo22: Thanks for the tips!I think by adding something to it, it could draw the eye away from any errors.
Worst case scenario, the wire was pretty cheap. I could still use the hangers and just trash the wire part!