(Closed) Share your favorite DIY (pics please)

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Post # 32
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724 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I haven’t had my wedding or done many of my DIYs but my favorite has definitely been my personalized hangers. πŸ™‚

Post # 34
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499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My favors- homemade limoncello and vanilla extract AND hangtags, designed by my hubby!

My invitation suite- designed by my guy, along with ALL of our paper collateral.

My ring bearer’s pillow- design idea stolen from Martha Stewart Weddings but made in a different color.

My birdcage-

Our wedding wands-

Post # 35
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963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

 

These are great!  We DIYed WAY more than I thought, as I’d previously thought I wasn’t crafty.  We printed our own invites from a set at Michael’s, designed and printed our programs, etc.

I liked our favors, which were Christmas ornaments.  We made a tag explaining that we like collecting ornaments when we travel (most of our guests traveled), and wanted something that represented both of us.  We’re both from states known for lighthouses (Michigan and Maine), so that was my pick.  We were able to personalize some of them with colors, etc., for individual guests.

 

I also liked our table signs and sign holders.  The holders were made from wine corks of bottles we’d shared.  I also like the way we did the escort cards, as it made it really easy to make last minute changes to the seating chart.

And while the holders were still a work in progress:

Escort cards (the ornaments were in the bags):

 

We also lit the paper lanterns so they would glow at night.  That was quite time consuming to figure out how to it, and then actually carry it out.  And I don’t have any photos from at night that would show them glowing πŸ™

 

 

Post # 37
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262 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Thanks!

PumpkinCheesecake: I was a paper flower-making tutorial Googling master! You can find them online everywhere. Some were single petal, some were coffee filters that I dyed and others were basically just tiny tissue paper pom poms. The hardest part was finding good paper in the right colors. I found most of what I needed on Martha Stewart, of course. : )

http://www.marthastewart.com/893987/how-make-crepe-paper-flowers#331888

If I had seen this tutorial first, I probably would have just made them all this way. They resembled peonies, and you could make them any color you wanted with paint. They had a lovely antique look to them, and were so easy once they were painted!

http://twoshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2012/04/coffee-filter-flowers-and-video.html

 

 

Post # 38
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307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Here are my faves so far out of the many DIYs

 

my shoes

 

bridesmaid bags I embroidered by hand

and my invites

 

 

Post # 39
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371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@BrookieCookie9:  How did you get this to look so solid?  I tried and it is full of streaks and a bit more transparent.  Do I need to do a couple coats?

Post # 40
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36 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2013

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@Treejewel19:  I LOVE your DIY project!! Are you selling any of your decor? Specifically the table numbers? πŸ™‚

Post # 41
Hostess
11164 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

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@Misswa2011:  The table numbers were already sold to another bee, sorry! I don’t have too much left just my veil, fascinator and perhaps one or two more small items.

They all got snatched up quickly!

Post # 42
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2013

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@Treejewel19:  Any ideas WHEN her wedding is/was? πŸ™‚ I Love them SOOOOO much!! Maybe shes ready to sell them too!! πŸ™‚

ps- I realized why I LOVED your wedding sooooo much. I am almost certain that you got married at a venue that I have been too before!!!  

Post # 43
Hostess
11164 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

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@Misswa2011:  We got married at the Grand Island Mansion (Walnut Grove, CA). It is an amazing venue and quite over the top. I booked it the very first day we visited without any doubts.

I will PM you about the bee that purchased them. πŸ™‚

Post # 44
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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@RockStar33:  Oh, that sounds awful! Lol, how many did you have to make? I’d like to try something like that if I have the patience to make 120 of them!

Post # 45
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@Misscandice8907:  We made 65.  we started months ahead of time because we knew it would take awhile, and we wanted to give ourselves time instead of rushing to get them all done.

Once you do the first one though, it’s not bad from then on, it’s just mostly time consuming, and tedious, and you will be covered in hot glue, haha.

We also forgot to make ones for the reception only guests, so we ended up having to make 10 more but we made them a different way.   We just folded and glued the burlap into an envelope… reprinted our invites out and glued them onto a cardboard backing to stiffen them, then insterted that into the envelope and tied it together with twine…. they turned out pretty cool like that too. 

 

Post # 46
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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@jivet:  Yes, I did one coat and waited for the glasses to dry. Then I went back over any spots that looked lighter/streaky

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