(Closed) Post pics of your DIY projects here! Nothing's too small or insignificant!

posted 4 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Cheating, because my dad actually made the backdrop, but I am (still) so obsessed!

{head table – we made the centerpiece and signs.  I’ll include more pics of the centerpieces}

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee

Ive been crafting like crazy the past few weekends! alot of “trial runs” but you need to start somewhere! so this is what I have so far! let me know what you think!

I need to make a bunch of signs and love these gold frames they were too pricy ($50per frame!) found the same ones in pink so i asked Fiance to spray paint them they came out awesome! Im still working on the wording for each sign.

Then I did 1 mock center peice ill have 3 ranging in heights. the only think were going to change it im going to use green hydrangias instead of white and keep the white orchaids. I just need to add some stones to the bottom and clean it up a bit but Im very happy with it! 

 

I did a bunch more But havent taken pictures yet!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

208bride:  wow you did a great Job 

These are some of my wedding DIY stuff 

I made these frames when i asked my BM 

 

I diy our bridal hangers 

theses are flower girls 

My Mr and Mrs 

 

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 12 months ago by  Chaedra.
Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

wanabeabee:  you did a great job 

I did the samething i got my frame from Micheals i am going to use it for our escort cards

Post # 7
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Busy bee

Chaedra:  Thank you! I got the pink frames (4) from michaels on clearence for $10 each it was a steal. I love your hangers! they came out great!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Thanks ladies!  I just remembered from seeing your projects above, I also did a DIY box thing filled with a handwritten letter, wedding information, chocolate coffee bean treats, and flower petals for asking my bridesmaids.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

wanabeabee:  I love Micheal’s, i stay going to Micheals. I got my frame for $10 also 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

jmarisec:  Thank you!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Wedding isn’t until July, but we’ve done a few things to get them out of the way. 

Fans for the guests during the outside ceremony. Used my mom’s cricut to cut everything out.

 

And we took these plain white marquee letters from Michaels and jazzed them up

Also planning on making a sign for the bar menu, photobooth backdrop, maybe some ribbon wands.. idk

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

TXbride2015:  those marquee signs are gorgeous. How did you make them?  How big?

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

denise52:  They were SO easy! They’re only 8″ high so pretty small. We’re going to put them on a table by the entry to the reception with some framed pictures and guestbook, etc. Since they aren’t too big I think they’ll make great decoration post wedding without being too gaudy. 

I got them from Michaels (available in store or online). And they’re only $12.99 ea, but were on sale for $9.99 the last 2 times I was there. They’re cardboard so we just spray painted them to start. They come with a stencil if you want to do the background. So we just glittery cardstock paper and traced it, then used a hole punch and widened the holes with a pen. Any that was it. Then we put in the glass bulbs first and then added the lights to the back. They’re battery operated. We were so happy with how they turned out and could not have been easier to make!

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I am definitely a DIY bride! Hoping to make almost everything for the wedding so I have a lot of projects completed and still many more to come. And overall, I think they have been pretty successful. (After reading through my complete post it doesn’t seem like I did that much but sure does it feel like it)

My fiancé made our thumbprint guest book tree the other day. It is now hanging on our wall waiting to be used in June! Found a seller on Etsy that wanted I think $70 for just the drawing. He spent four hours and $10 in supplies. I think it was totally worth it!

I also made bracelets for our three flower girls and clip-on earrings (two of them do not have their ears pierced) this past weekend. They have such tiny wrists it’s insane!

I used my silhouette cameo to make our STD in August. They were extremely time consuming but I love them so much. I only had to make 35 so it wasn’t too bad. I used photoshop at work to add the text to the photo. I was inpsired by another Bee on here but I can’t seem to find the link…

I also created my own envelope liners and embossed them, created my own pocketfolds (don’t mind the color that is just the template) and created my own thank-you notes using my Silhouette Cameo

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My first project I made (last April) were my bridal party boxes. I made one for my maid of honor, the three flower girls and my ring bearer. (We are only having a maid of honor and best man, hence why only one of the adult boxes). The boxes had items from the place we are getting married, Upper Peninsula of Michigan so there’s a chocoalte UP, items that represented our colors, alcohol for the maid of honor one, and a few random items. I had a student I work with make the bows for the flower girl boxes. I purchased the boxes at JoAnn’s and then stained them and they looked like crap so then I had my Dad re-stain them. I also included a letter asking them to be in my wedding and how much it would mean to me. I forgot to take a picture of my sister’s maid of honor box before I bubble wrapped everything. I had to ship them to other parts of Michigan and Indiana so I didn’t want the glass items to break. 🙂

The thorn in my side of DIY wedding projects is the petal aisle runner for the ceremony. I found a tutorial online and it seemed so easy. Well my aisle is twice as long as the tutorial so it’s been sitting for awhile until I can get enough will power to sit and hot glue a zillion petals. I liked the idea of having a wavy aisle runner because you can see Lake Superior from the ceremony location and at my venue we couldn’t have real rose petals so I went with fake white ones from Dollar Tree and dyed them myself. I cut white paper, made for bulletin boards, into five foot sections and used hot glue. I have about ten feet done on each side… only 20 more feet to go. I purchased 30 bags of 300 white petals from DollarTree and spent about $10 on dye.

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