(Closed) My name is Danielle and I am a DIY failure!!

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
Member
959 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

No, you are not alone in this! I have not started on any of my DIY projects but my first one will be my invites. I don’t expect my trial to go smoothly but with help I know it will come out just fine. There are many bees here who have tried to do to take on so many DIY projects and feel like they failed. I know you are trying to save money but I suggest you to take on realistic projects that you can do with the help of others. Do not overwhelm yourself…it’s just not worth it.

Post # 4
Member
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

There is hope!  I have the opposite problem; I’m able to do the DIY’s with Martha-like ease, but that means I want to DIY everything in sight!  FI has to put the brakes on me at least once a week so that I don’t get overloaded with projects!  

Look into a floral arranging class at your local Michaels or watch some tutorials on youtube and give the bouquets another go.  They are easy to do once you figure out the basic construction and shape.  

Tips: Do you have the proper tools?  Needle nose pliers (with the wire cutter), scissors, floral tape, hot glue gun.  Having a good set of tools will save you much frustration.  You can also use a foam bouquet shaper (available at Michaels/Joanns) if you are having trouble getting the shape right.  Start by holding the larger flowered stems in your non-dominant hand.  Don’t trim stems just yet.  Add smaller sized buds/accents around the larger flowers to add definition and visual interest.  Stagger the heights slightly to give a more realistic look (since in nature not all flowers will be exactly alike).  Once you have them arranged the way you want, tightly wind the floral tape around the stems (after about 5-6 go-rounds you can let go).  Wrap the tape around a 2-3 inch section of the stems.  Now you can trim the stems to the desired length.  Secure your ribbon to the stems using hot glue and wrap the ribbon around over the tape in a pleasing pattern, and tie a pretty bow at the top.  PM me if you want more info!

 

Post # 5
Hostess
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

This = Me

Don’t worry, you’ll figure it out. Maybe ask for a friend’s help/opinion? 
 

Post # 6
Member
785 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@ohmystars28 LMAO!! Too funny!!!

@OP this is one of the many reasons I am afraid to actually start all of the DIY projects that I have in the “to do” list lol I did however do the personalized wood hangers for my girls and they came out really great and were pretty easy to do once I had the technique down 🙂

Post # 7
Member
1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Post # 9
Hostess
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@AlwaysSunny: @khf777:  LMAO! I totally laughed out loud at work.

 

I too tried and failed at several DIY projects, but I did succeed at one (my glorious birdcage for cards). So I’m in the negative so to speak but I still had fun trying.

Don’t worry if you are super crafty bee, we can’t all be Martha Stewart. Thankfully for us there is Etsy. 😉

 

 

Post # 11
Member
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My secret (and best strategy) so shhhhhh….

Try to make things that are super rustic and crafty looking then when things come out crooked/uneven/half-falling-apart tell everyone they’re supposed to be like that, they’re unique and have character! Works like a charm 😉

Post # 14
Member
1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@dmuszall:  

@Treejewel19:  

Glad you like! I had to admit to myself a while back that I am not the crafty type. At all. It’s good to know I’m not alone! And like Treejewel19 stated “Thankfully for us there is Etsy”

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