Post # 1
So I have been a member of the “Bee” community for some time now. I can truly say that you guys rock! I have been able to save so much money on my wedding by doing a lot of things myself. Whenever I think of an idea, I just type it in the search box on the website and miracoulously, there are literally hundreds of tutorials for me. But today, I experienced a DIY catastrophy like no other.
After looking on the site and seeing all the cool tutorials on how to DIY wine glasses for bridesmaids, I decided to take on this project.
I had some left-over paint and paint brushes from my aisle runner DIY project so I purchased wineglasses from the dollar tree and I began.
I first typed the names and the titles of my wedding party and used a cool font. I then printed the sheets and inserted them inside of the glass. I traced the letters and then I let the paint dry.
Next, according to the tutorial, you are supposed to use a cookie sheet and place the glasses upside down in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
This is where everything went wrong. The oven began smoking after 5 minutes. I was so scared! I thought the house was going to explode. I was even afraid of opening the oven!
I turned off the oven and 5 minutes later, I opened it and guess what? The cookie sheet was burning! I quickly removed the glasses and the sheet.
All was not loss though. I did not want to restart on this project.
I used aluminum foil instead of the cookie sheet and no more smoke!
Im so excited to see how things work out!
Have any other Bees experienced a DIY catastrophy like mine?
Post # 3
Uh yeah! Some things I am willing to spend money on without batting an eye, but other things really make me want to pinch my pennies. Different things are important to different people and the invitations were just not too important to me so I was like “no way” to spending $3 per invite. And I wasn’t liking the fact that it would take about a week to get the things in the mail when I could just print them all in an evening (or so I thought).
So my fiancee and I spent a couple of WEEKS days at craft stores, industrial paper stores, scrapbooking stores to find the right paper and ribbon. We decided on a cute square invite and so we had to order special envelopes to fit these. And wouldn’t ya know it, square envelopes cost more to mail. We spent more than $3 per invite and the things took $1.17 in postage to mail. And it took forever and was a huge headache.
I did like how they all turned out but if I had a do-over, this is something I would have paid for.
Post # 4
@meanttobee: oh wow! that is insane, but it sounds like a neat project.
I am a DIY wanna be. I am not artsy but I have an artsy mind.
My card box of all things, (thought it would be so easy) went wrong. I tried cutting a slit for the cards to go through in the top of the box, sliced my hand open but it wasn’t even worth it. It looks like crap and I ended up spending $350 at the fabric store on everything (boxes, paper, fabric, feathers, beadings–anything to make it look great, I don’t even know how it costs so much)
Post # 5
Eek. We all run into our crafting misshaps. Mine was prob the thank you notes that I was making for the eventual bridal shower, I mean we are still a good 13 months out. 😉
Enlarged a template out of the DIY craft book. Proceeded to cut out of cardstock the main card. Used permanent glue to glue some patterned paper in. Permenently glued on white paper to write on on top of patterned paper. Went to fold the card, it should end up in a heart shape, and find the side is about an inch too short(turns out the template copy was distorted by the copier.) Two hours of work and 6 pieces of paper in the trash. Luckily I only made four before I noticed the defect. Boo.
Do a cheap run-through! I sent my Save-The-Date Cards to my fiance’s just to make sure it was enough postage and that the envelopes won’t get ripped off the postcard. Saved me a headache!
Post # 6
I hot glued my thighs together 🙁 I used hot glue on my belly bands for our invites and I was wearing a pair of shorts. A big glob oozed out and hit the inside of my left thigh, I naturally snapped my legs together because it hurt so dang bad. NowI have burns on the insides of BOTH my legs….. fail.
But I love our invites and it’s sad to say it was worth it hahaha. I am totally DIY addicted.