(Closed) Is there something that you’ve DIY-ed that your just not happy with?

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
1843 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve had this happen twice – first my “Thank You” parasol that the lettering just didn’t look right and secondly, my “We Do” vintage/chipped letters for our cake table.  Both times, I posted the photos on here and got ideas how to make them better.  I ended up scrapping the parasol but I re-did the letters a few times and now I LOVE them.

Not everything is going to turn out perfectly the first time.  We’re not professionals, you’re not a professional….it just takes time and patience to get it right.  Feel free to post pics here – everyone has always been helpful to me w/ideas of how to make it better.


Post # 4
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

OOH!  I have an idea for the letters.  There’s an ETSY seller called poshdots (i think) but she does them out of wood and they’re amazing!!  She did take a bit longer than I would have liked to do them (maybe 6 weeks) but I’m sure if you tell her you need them in a hurry she would do them quicker.  Here are the ones I got from her.They come in all different fonts and sizes and she can do a custom listing for you.  Then you could probably get some moss and glue it on to them.  It would be slightly pricier but not a whole lot and would be more substantial.  I suck at lettering so I’m not even gonna try any of my own lol.  On another note, I tried to do a DIY ice sculpture (I’m a sculptor but not an ice sculptor) and it was a disaster lol.  I just gave up on it.

Post # 6
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I totally feel your pain! I’m trying to do cool mini-paintings for my table numbers, and they just didn’t come out well the first time. I swiched them from being all different colors to blue, white and gold, and they look so much better this time around.

Just keep plugging along and buy things when you need to! :o)

Post # 7
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I tried to make kissing balls with fabric flowers and buttons. FAIL!

Post # 8
1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Flippin’ tissue poms. Look so simple. Not for clumsy mitts me, anyway. Bah.

Post # 9
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

My first card box was a massive fail, to me.

Everyone on the bee and in my real life loved it, but I hated it, so I had my Fiance take it away and put it in the trash. I found it a few days later; he loved it and thought we should keep it and use it. I had to have a mini-bridezilla moment to get him to throw it in the trash.

I like the new one that I did much better 🙂

Oh, and my kissing balls. I did love them when I made them; however, they were much bigger than I really wanted, so I had to redo them :-/

Post # 10
5766 posts
Bee Keeper

Card boxes aren’t that easy to do, especially if you don’t have a picture of one you like or some directions to folllow. I’ve done several, but mine are all covered in fabric (which is a whole other issue to work with) and they were a challenge to make. Just take your time and have some things on hand to fix it and to hide any mistakes…..ribbon,cording,etc., and plenty of time.

Post # 11
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Everything I attempt to DIY is a major FAIL.

Post # 13
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Some of our table numbers the paint didn’t stick and kind of bubbled.  I just threw them on the tables of guests I knew wouldn’t care and told the photographers not to take pictures of them….

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