(Closed) What are your DIY projects?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
1843 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve done quite a bit and then once the wedding gets here, I’m turning it all over to my florist and she will do all the decorating.

Invite suite purchased at Target and then I added the map and hotel insert, as well as the belly band.

Button boutonnieres:

Pomanders and vine balls that will hang from the arbor:

Guestbook Sign and Birdcage Card Holder:

I’ve also created and printed the programs and escort cards.

Post # 4
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I did my own invitations and I’m working on the pomanders. I still need to do a card holder. My sister and I will be doing the bouquets and boutonierres ande decorating the arch for our alter. I may be doing favors or just skipping them all together. I haven’t decided yet.

Post # 5
5891 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

off the top of my head, the big ones are:

  • welcome bags for out of town guests
  • pie in a jar favors
  • brewing beer for wedding (Mr. Meowerson)
  • programs
  • menus
  • signs
  • bathroom baskets
  • seating chart

Post # 6
271 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011


Invites (thank you VistaPrint!)


Centerpieces with crystal beading


Ceiling draping


Wedding program booklet with activity pages

Black & White pictures if us as kids thru adults to hang int he trees around the reception location

Having my reception dress professionally altered into a 50’s style swing dress, but we are adding black and red tulle underneath for fullness and color

Hairpiece to be made – fascinator, bird cage, pill box, feather clip — I havent decided what to to yet.

Post # 7
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My DIYs:

Centerpieces (still working out the details, but will be either mason jars or cut wine bottles)

Programs (vintage-looking passports!)

Place cards (vintage-looking train tickets)

Favors (suitcases with old-fashioned candy)

Menu/lavender monogram accent for place settings

Our thank you sign (painted letters attached to twine with clothespins)

Our guest “book” (photo frames with our B&W e-photos)

Post # 8
1474 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

Everything I can! Invitations, flowers, decorations (signs, bunting, paper products), favors, photo booth and props, guest book, etc. Our save the dates were also semi-DIY.  

Post # 9
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012


The stuff that is bought will be clothing, stuff to do it with, food, and things like that.  

Ok, except for the card box.  My brother and his wife are doing that, but only AFTER I gave him the pattern. 😀

Post # 10
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I have DIY-ed quite a bit.  I like to do craft projects, and I also like to create things so that they look exactly like I want, which I can’t necessarily get when buying something.  

I did:

-Save the Dates
-Escort Cards
-favors and tag
-table numbers

Post # 11
1263 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I feel like I might have taken on too many projects and I’m not doing as much as most of you! I am making 20 table runners, 84 cloth napkins, all the sinage (sparkler send off, guestbook, cards, ‘Mr’ and ‘Mrs’, etc), painting the clear glass cake plates black, our photo guest book, and I am ironing on ‘bridesmaid’, ‘maid of hobor’, and ‘bride’ to our getting ready hoodies. Still have lots to do!

Post # 12
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I have a lot of DIY want to do, but actually I’ve made good progress so far with still 6.5 months ’till my wedding!

I got most of my supplies online in bulk, but I did buy some of them at local craft stores.

Completed DIY projects:

  • Bridesmaid Bouquets
  • Boutonnieres
  • Corsages
  • Save the Date cards
  • Wedding Website
  • Engagement photo album
  • Placeholders (I have collected and cleaned 200 pincones, but I need to make the name cards still to stick in them)
  • Menu (design complete, need to print them).


Projects in progress:


  • Ribbon wands (have about 50 done, need at least 50 more!)
  • Invitations (designs are done, just need to be printed and put together)
  • Centerpieces (made with recycled bottles & paper flowers)
  • Programs (designed, need to be printed)


Projects I have yet to start:

  • Table numbers
  • Table runners
  • Seating chart
  • Miscellaneous signs I want to make
  • Cake stand

I’m sure there are some I’m forgetting lol!

Here is a picture of the projects I’ve completed over the weekend. (The 50 ribbon wands, 4 bridesmade bouquets, 8 boutonnieres and 2 corsages). Whew!

Post # 14
1145 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Looks like alot of us brides have quite a few on going projects.

I have started my pomanders, and I am working on my save the dates. Fiance is working on his asking groomsmen.

I dont currently have plans for anything else.. like purchased and commited to so we’ll see!

Post # 15
2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Having two weddings (I am nuts! How do I get talked into these things!)

Hmm current projects:

Making 400 white carnations

My pearl/brooch bouquet

Making 500 glittery snowflakes

Making 300 fabric flowers

Making pinwheels to line aisle

Making Asking Bridesmaid cards

Making invitations for winter wonderland wedding

Make cake stands

Collect enough vintage stuff for 300-700 people (someone shoot me please!)

Finished projects:

Made invitations for engagement party

Made centerpieces for engagement party

Made food for engagement party

Made cake for engagement party

Planned projects:


Puzzles/ wordfind books

kids activity books


shabby chic ruffle balls



My vintage pearls

string chandeliers

bathroom basket

birdsnest ring pillow

decorate bird cages

my wedding cake

flowergirl basket

birdseed toss cones

coffee filter flowers

tissue paper pomanders

aisle runner

curtains for venue


my birdies

card box

doily lanterns

Proposed project:

And maybe just maybe if I can squeeze in the time mini tophats for the wedding party and guests (gulp!)

Post # 16
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@milesbella:Cute! I did my own save the dates so far.

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