(Closed) I'm officially possessed by the DIY devil…

posted 4 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Should I go with the idea + where are you on the DIY scale?
    Go with the candle holders : (12 votes)
    29 %
    Skip the candle holders : (19 votes)
    45 %
    I'm also starting to wear ponchos and adore Chow Chow's! : (7 votes)
    17 %
    DIY is for other people, not me! : (4 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @eocenia:  I love those 🙂 very pretty!

    Post # 4
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    400 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Very pretty, but isn’t there a fire danger with them?

    I spent all day yesterday making my garters (one to throw and one to keep, but they’re identical) and my veil… finished the garters but still have a long way to go on the veil (handstitching handmade tatted antique lace onto silk tulle is a very time consuming process… plus I have an exact amount of lace for the edging and need to use exactly that much, no more no less because I’m not cutting family heirloom lace!)

    Post # 6
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    388 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I am beading my own 2″ wide sash to wear around my waist with my bridal gown.  I couldn’t see spending $200-300 on it when I could make it myself.  That was 3 months ago, and I’m still working on it.  I have about 45 hours clocked in and I’m about half way done.  It’s really beautiful, but I had no idea what I was getting into.  I’m sure I’ll be proud of it when it’s done.

    To make a long story short, I feel your pain!

    Post # 7
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    400 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @eocenia:  Yeah, spraying with something anti-flammable would relieve some of the worry about them. Just because there are people around doesn’t mean those people won’t be oblivious 🙂

    It’s not full length, because the back of my dress is really pretty and I didn’t want to cover it. Plus I had a limited amount of antique lace, and silk tulle is really expensive (it was $135/yard where I got it from, but two yards wide so I had a 1 yard by 2 yard piece). It’s basically a 1 yard diameter circle, but a little elongated in one direction. If it was a circle it would be centered on my head, but the elongated part will make the back a little longer, so that when the blusher goes to the back it’ll be an inch or two shorter than the bottom layer and you’ll be able to see two distinct lines of lace.

    I’m going to work on it some more tonight since my FI will be at his sister’s house. He actually lives in another state but we spend most of the time we’re home on FaceTime and he gets annoyed if I angle the camera so he can’t see me or what I’m doing (like I did last night while working on the veil).

    I’ve actually made three veils before, for my sister, my MOH, and another friend. None of them had blushers though, so this is a little different. Two of them were white with two layers and a corded edge and gathered at the top to make them poufy, and the other was ivory single layer, much less poufy, and had a lace edge, but lace from a fabric store so getting the circumference of the veil perfect wasn’t essential like it is for mine. Plus all of them were nylon tulle, so if I messed up I could just get more because it’s cheap. Well, except my sister’s because we were making it two days before the wedding and didn’t have time to go buy anything else.

    Post # 9
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    400 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @eocenia:  Haha, yeah, drunk people and fire in flammable things are not a good combination. Yeah, but if I had decided to go with a really long veil I wouldn’t have gone for the silk… way too expensive! I could handle one yard, but several yards would have been crazy expensive!

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Not crazy (or we both are).  I am the same way.  I crocheted 160-ish fortune cookie escort cards and made their little boxes.

     

    You could always use LED tea lights if you are worried about flame, but they are so open, I doubt it would be an issue.  I really like them.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Central Park

    I went DIY crazy at the end and was making stuff until two days before the wedding. As long as you’re still having fun then go for it.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I never learned to crochet a circle 🙁  However, I diyed basically our entire wedding.  Almost everything had my touch on it, and it was either thrifted or DIY.  My biggest concern about these would be the fire hazard as previously mentioned.  I’d be worried someone would bump them.  I tend to think of crochet as a winter type of project, but I think it could complement your atmosphere quite well.  Just be sure to do some research, and be sure the candle can somehow be secured in the holder so that no one tips it and it could catch ablaze! 

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @eocenia:  these are beautiful!!  I think they’ll go really well with your wedding. 

    And no…you’re not crazy…or so am I 🙂  Im quite amazed how many projects Ive decided to take on at the last minute.  Im at the 2 month mark too.  No idea why I think making jelery as a gift is a good idea…never learned to do it before..but oh well…here I go lol

    Post # 15
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    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @eocenia:  They look great. Where is your reception being held? Just make sure you read the conditions as to the use of candles. In my conditions it states no open flames so all my candles have to be in glass holders or be battery candles. Putting your candles in a glass sitting in the crochet holder may be something to think about.

    And your not crazy. I have done so many projects from all my stationary which i still have to do a seating chart and place cards to personalized coat hangers, signs an easel and thankyou and refreshment frames, my favors, personalizing my sand ceremony glasses, our remembrance candle and thats what i can only think of at the moment. I honestly don’t know how i have time to do it all with 2 kids and studying my diploma. Lets hope i can finish.

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    They’re very pretty.  But, I really feel that two months isn’t nearly enough time for such an ambitious project.  If you had 6 months or more, I’d say go for it, however I honestly feel it isn’t realistic to accomplish in such a limited time and think you’ll end up feeling super stressed.

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