(Closed) Whats your most ambitious DIY project so far?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 18
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Sugar bee

Gotta be paper flowers.  I have spent the past 12 months on centerpieces and bouquets.  

 

But, in good news I just started to make THE VERY LAST BOUQUET I NEED!  And it’s a small flower girl bouquet so it should be done within a week or so.  Can’t wait to move on to some other crazy DIY project.

Post # 19
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Sugar bee

Wow you are so talented Bees !!

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Oh my goodness! I love all these DIY projects. 

Bees, please post more pics!

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@BeeinBoston:  I made the aisle runner with craft (painter) paper and dollar store petals.  I put the instructions here: http://craftywedding.wordpress.com/2013/02/02/diy-petal-aisle-border/  

It wasn’t difficult, just a bit time consuming.  But I seem to have a flare for the repetitive, time consuming DIY projects. ๐Ÿ™‚

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@MOHlookingForIdeas:  Thank you! I found the yarn on a flash sale at JoAnn’s and couldn’t resist buying it since it was perfect match to our wedding colors.  I love to crochet, and this was a nice winter project.

Post # 22
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

@dv3849:  looks great, but I guess now you understand why the etsy-er was charging so much! I bet if you worked out the hours it’d be less than minimum wage.

people always ask why I dont sell things I make (I just keep or gift them) and Im like uhhh…. because no one wants a 500 dollar hand knit blanket!

 

 

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

At this stage, I’m making all of the flowers myself. The bouquets and the roses we’re using as placecard holders. I’ve been cutting out a billion felt circles and glue gunning like mad. They actually look pretty cute so far and if it saves a bunch of $$ I’ll be happy.

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Definitely the streamer curtain (which is 7 feet tall and 10 feet long) that will be at the top of our aisle as our backdrop during the ceremony. I built the PVC structure, I hand cut and fringed all the streamers, then I glue gunned them all onto the structure. I only burned myself oncy so I’m calling it a success!

 

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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@wabanzi:  can i just say a.) those look great! and b.) what a cute kitty!!

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

 

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@housebee:  I am trying really hard to control a happy squeal about your cake topper

 

The most time consuming was definitely all the paper flower centerpieces, bouquets, bouts, etc. that I’ve previously posted.  My cardbox and cake topper were second, but I love having an excuse to show them off early!

P.S. I’m technologically challenged and my tablet doesn’t seem to let me put pictures anywhere but at the top.

 

 

 

 

Post # 27
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@wabanzi:  I am in awe! I can’t believe how talented you are! How did you line the envelopes and with what?

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Love all the DIYs, ladies! They all turned out great!

I did a ton of DIYs for our wedding, however, I think my most ambitious project had to be our paper goods. We had a destination type wedding (due mainly in part to our family living states away from each other) followed by 2 at home receptions. I created the save-the-dates along with the invites for all 3, and the program for our ceremony.

Save-The-Dates:

Ceremony Invite:

After-party (since the reception dinner was pretty intimate and we wanted to still have the opportunity to share the day with our friends):

Home Reception 1:

Home Reception 2:

Ceremony Program:

And because I’m a glutton for punishment (and just really like doing crafty things), I also decided to make each of my ladies a blanket as a thank you for being part of our wedding.

If you want to see some of the other crafty touches, you can see my post here:It’s Legit – I have a husband. Photos from our DIY affair.

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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@jenilynevette:  I love the table skirt! Everything in our location is white, but the table skirt is a hideous / cheap looking shiny apricot-orange. Argh. What do you reckon, how long and how expensive would this be? I’ve already told myself to just live wuth the venue’ stable skirt but yours is so cool! ugh. Talk me out of it please ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

 

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@bleusteel:  what??? These are made out of paper? OMG these turned out so nicely!!! Do you have the link for the tutorial somewhere? And i would just need single roses for the centerpieces – how long did one bouquet or one centerpiece take you? 

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@housebee:  I want to gobble up everything on that sweets table! I’m so impressed that you made it all. I did 4 types of cookies as a thank you favor and thought that was a lot. You are a DIY machine ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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@wabanzi:  I love the chair backs! This is one of the times I’m thankful I don’t know how to knit/crochet. Otherwise, I probably would have added at least 5 new projects to my wedding list. Great job on everything!

 

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@littletigers:  I love your backdrop!

 

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@dv3849:  Your hanger is turning out so great! It will look amazing with your dress hanging out it ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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@PeachSnapple:  Your flowers were absolutely gorgeous!

 

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@jenilynevette:  I love your signs! When I first started planning, I wanted to try to incorporate something like that into our wedding. I quickly learned that neither my handwriting nor my SO’s was really up to par. Yours, however, looks lovely.

 

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@bleusteel:  I love how amazing it feels to finally finish a DIY. Your flowers look beautiful!

 

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@FrillSeeker:  That cake topper! Too cute!

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@Peanut-Sue:  I lined the envelopes with silver tissue paper. One stack from the dollar store did all 120-ish envelopes. I cut them, then ran a stack through my cuttlebug for the embossed swirls.

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