(Closed) Ridiculous DIY you did that no one will notice..

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

 Tears of Joy packets.  I’m sure no one will use them.  But I don’t care – they turned out really cute  Smile

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve never seen nor heard of ‘tears of joy’ but what a great idea!!!!!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@GroovyHippieChick:  This would be mine too!  but like you said – they’re cute and i love them! lol

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I bought these gorgeous, glittery, Caribbean-Sea-blue-colored letters by Martha Stewart, originally for the sole purpose of using them to create these little, vellum cards to be inserted into my escort envelopes on top of guests’ table numbers, to indicate to the servers who among my guests was to receive an “exception” meal or children’s meal. (Everyone else received a combination plate of filet of beef and shellfish.)

I then decided to use them to decorate these absolutely gorgeous, blank invitations that I found that were shaped like beautiful bouquets of white roses, with ribbon.  They had a rectangular area that was intended for invitation information, and I used the glittery letters to decorate the blank portion of each card with one of my bridesmaids’, junior bridesmaids’ or flower girl’s name or intitials (depending on how long the name was.) Then, on the back of each card, I hand wrote my thank you notes to each of the girls for being a part of my wedding, and I gave them to the girls with their gifts.

I had only taken off one day of work before my rehearsal and rehearsal dinner (and the wedding was the following day), and I spent the entire day DIYing this, along with the vellum, exception-meal-selection-indicator cards, (and also finalizing my seating chart and stuffing my escort envelopes) instead of finishing packing for my honeymoon.

I LOVED that all of this turned out to be so beautiful looking, but, in hindsight, I created a real issue for myself in that I ended up having to be up until the wee hours of the morning the day of my wedding packing and getting extremely little sleep before the biggest day of my life.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@X0JLYNN03:  Ha! That is SO something I would do! Honestly, it looks so good and I would never know you had redone them. And I feel like something like that is worth the effort for the peace of mind you’ll have, nevermind if anyone else notices 🙂

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@X0JLYNN03:  I would of done that too!

I think all my DIYs are things that no one really notices but I would notice so of course they have to be perfect!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

These letters.  The Paper on them matched the origami cranes on the tables:

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I made my own dessert menu card and framed it and placed it on the dessert table. I’m fairly sure that not a single person noticed, or they probably just thought that the venue put it there. I really don’t mind. I just saw it in a magazine once, and I HAD to do it.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

FRACKING die cut belly bands for the invitations. I made every single one of these flipping things, only to have them all torn off and thrown out.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@LizLemon:  Those belly bands are AMAZING. Did you have to use a cri-cut for them? Ugh I’m so jealous. Totally not in vain- I love it!

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