(Closed) Lets see your DIY Projects!

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Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Not wedding related but I created the following prop for my pregnancy announcement that I posted just today.  Some of my inspiration came from the company Mrs. Box. I love how they use flowers to add visual interest to photos on their website. I feel the same can be done for really any wedding photography if you wish to create a narrative with accessories and details from your day.

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Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

We’re doing a very small and intimate wedding with only 9 people (which includes bride/groom/officiant/photographer) so there wasn’t a whole lot that needed planned. BUT I did manage to have one DIY that I love and then one that was an EPIC fail. Like one of those “nailed it” things from pinterest bahaha.

Here is my DIY that I love – I crocheted the cardigan I will wear over my dress part of the time. Getting married April 3rd (ONE WEEK TODAY!!!) and we will be lucky to have mid to high 50s…more likely to be mid 40s to low 50s.

Then…I thought that I liked the idea of silk flowers for my bouquet because I liked the idea of being able to keep it forever and our local craft store has a HUGE selection of silk flowers. I’m usually a pretty crafty person so I thought I could do it…. 

Went to the store the first time with no real plan and wasted about 2 hours just staring and every once in a while grabbing a few types of flowers and then putting them back. Didn’t work out.

Decided to search a bouquet I liked to replicate the flowers in that bouquet and here is the inspiration photo I found. LOVE the different colors and textures and how unique and pretty it is:

Spent another hour staring at silk flowers…found it VERY difficult to find flowers that even came close to matching but I was determined as I really thought I could make something semi close. Finally bought some flowers I was happy with, got them home and arranged them. I just laughed….sooo hard. If you squint nice and tight it kinda looks like the picture??? Bahahaha. Went the next day to our local florist who is very talented…showed her the insperation picture, gave her my credit card…I will have a beautiful bouquet to pick up next week. 🙂

 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

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taylor19 :  Yep! I thought I could save a little money and have a fun DIY project…but I’d say leave the flowers to a professional! I’m so excited to see what she comes up with! And I know it will be a million times better than mine! 

Post # 6
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Busy bee

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taylor19 :  I did so many DIY projects that now that my wedding is over, I feel lost and confused! Haha. Enjoy it while it lasts, ladies! PS- LOVE that pregnancy announcement and the crocheted cardigan!!

Post # 7
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Worker bee

^centerpieces and tablenumbers. Also, made and printed a fake  menu

 

^^Our guest book globe! Still needs finishing touches 

 

 

 

^^ our programs 

 

 

Made 50 of these mini tissue boxes (2 tissues each!) , and was annoyed with my decision to do so after the 5th one

 

 

Some signage done on shadow boxes! Have about 4 more signs to make–our venue is hugeeee anD has some really nice flow to it so

the signs should be scattered enough to not be overbearing 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

I loved making my wedding wedding decor!! I loved Eucalyptus but most places wanted $200 for some garland and a sweetheart table piece. I bought my own and made all my own garland, a sweetheart table piece that turned out beautiful, and all the arrangements that went inside my teapots for the tables. I also made a ring that laid around our topper on our cake.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

DIY awning – sewed and installed it ourselves:

DIY paper designs – here’s the invitation proof & envelopes:

DIY (with mom’s help) centerpieces:

DIY cake that everyone begged me not to do but it worked out 100% fine:

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - -

I’ve only been engaged for a few months, but my biggest DIY project were these Volcano Swarovski strassed Louboutin Declic heels. I really loved the “Fastissima” I saw on Blake Lively and knew I needed to figure out a way to make my own. For my first time, these turned out amazingly well.

I will absolutely be strassing a pair of shoes for my wedding. ♡

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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littlebear91 :  I know I’m going to regret this, but omg how did you achieve those tissue boxes?! So cute!!

 

I’ve done loads of DIYs, my favourite is our guinea pig cake toppers (these are version 2). The first ones were solid clay and very heavy, I was worried about them sinking in to the icing! These have polystyrene eggs on the inside to make them nice and light. I think they’re my favourite as I only needed to make 2 and not 70 of them!

 

I’ve made my own envelopes, I haven’t got a pic with the liners in, but they’re maps of Italy (our tables are named after places we’ve stayed in Italy, and our place card names are origami flowers of maps of Italy)

 

I’ve also embossed jars and made tags for the favours, we’re going to fill them with jelly beans in our wedding colours. I’m in the middle of hand writing each tag to say “thanks for BEAN part of our wedding day! Mr and Mrs Ukbea”

I will be making the on-the-day signs too. We’ve spray painted our centrepiece lanterns gold, and have bought a canvas map of Italy to do our seating plan on which I’m really excited about. I’m sure there’s others but those are the most time consuming!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

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taylor19 :  Thank you!!! It was definitely a crazy hunt to find anything to actually match my vision!!! I searched everywhere. Two places saved me: Hobby Lobby online!!! Eucalyptus is pricey in general but they usually have either a 20% or 40% coupon everyday and the florals go on sale a few times a month so stock up when you see a sale cause they sell out everytime. Be warned though, shipping is a week to two weeks usually everytime. But you can’t beat that quality! The other place is in store Old Time Pottery. They have a LARGE selection of silk florals. Peonies, roses, lavender. It’s a great place and they stock by season usually.

Thank you, I hope this helps!!

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Worker bee

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ukbea :  

they were actually easy to make, just tedious and time consuming!

 

at Michaels, I bought the boxes to fold and make in the gift section. They’re supposed to be for favors.

 

then I used a heart shape punch  to punch a hole in the top. 

I printed “for happy tears” on cardstock paper with formatting for labels but just cut them out and taped them using double sided tape. 

 

I twisted and stuffed in two tissues into each and now they’re ready to go!

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