(Closed) What is/was your biggest project?

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

holy moly.  that sounds like an insane task!  =P  i made two of those and was so done with it.  it’s gonna look awesome though!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

ya im trying to make 600 of those flowers for pomanders and bouquets and want to just kill myself. I can fold 250 papers in a day but putting them on stems and adding crystals is tough.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m making coffee filter flowers for centrepieces and I want to make them for bouquets as well. I think they look great but it’s going to take forever to get them all done. Undecided

Do you have a pic of the flowers you are making? I’d like to see them!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

definitely out of town bags- designed the iron on transfers for the canvas bags, ironed them on, made jam and apple butter for them, made pretty labels for the jars,  shopped for all the snacks and drinks in them, bought post cards for them, then assembled them all.  it was a big team effort, but i’m sooo happy with how they turned out.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m making petal aisle runners..I’ve purchased all the petals, tool and hot glue gun…just need to get going as I know this will be a loooonnnnggg project :p

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My invites, I hand made about 80 pocketfolds so far (because it was SOO much cheaper…) And I’m printing the main invite on linen fabric so I had to prep the fabric for printing.  I still  have to finalize my invite design (which I also might be drawing :S ), print them, cut them out of the fabric, work on the rsvp and other cards and I really want envelope liners! 

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Covering things in sheet moss. It’s messy and hard to clean plus I have burns on all my fingers from the glue gun. It takes so much time but it looks so pretty lol. I’m about half way done.

Another big thing is doing our own centerpieces, they took forever to make look okay and we have to set them up the day before the wedding. The candy buffet too… I know it’ll be pretty but I’m sure it’s going to eat up a lot of time setting up on the wedding day! lol It took months of thrift store shopping to find all the mismatch crystals and candy.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

paper flowers.  I’ve made 20 centerpieces, 6 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, toss bouquet, bridal bouquet, and am finishing up my boutonnieres.  I am also finishing up aisle decor.  Phew, its taken over 8 months but I’m almost there!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m not sure what is the biggest – the entire wedding is DIY. I suppose distressing furniture was pretty big..but it wasn’t difficult or time consuming. My Fiance made branch balls, which took a while…especially to find the willow tree branches and get them down without being arrested.  The invites were also somewhat ofa hassle, trying to get the right handmade paper.

Edit: Oh! My dress is obviously the biggest project!! Duh. My mom and I have designed it and are sewing it.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My invites! What a beast of a project…

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Strassing my shoes with Swarovski crystals. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Definitely invites.  What a nightmare!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My biggest (& one of my only) DIY projects were my centerpieces. I can’t complain bcause they were SUPER easy. Submerged orchids w/ floralites & clear marbles at the bottom:

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Bouquets. Good lord, the bouquets.

Each handcrafted paper flower took 60 to 75 minutes, and each bouquet had eight or nine flowers. And there were six of them. With greenery. And arranging time. And all the time designing the different floral types and creating the templates. I bet I poured 70 or 80 hours worth of work into those suckers.

80 hours of my time is worth way more than what most people spend on all their flowers. But, you know, when you have more time than money, this is just what you do. And ScottSouth really likes them because they will be memorable.

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