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

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@bleusteel:  your roses are perfection!

@flying_hearts:  I followed your posts this past year-I blame you for all my paper projects. Your’s were so inspiring!

Post # 33
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Sugar bee

@MsquareM:  Thanks!  I purchased instructions from this website (http://www.blumchen.com/craft_shop_inst002.html), but Martha Stewart has a great free tutorial too (http://www.marthastewart.com/893987/how-make-crepe-paper-flowers).  After I got the hang of it, I could make 4-6 roses per hour.  I could do a bouquet in a couple of weekends, but the centerpieces take up to a month because there are soooo many flowers on it.  If I could go back, I’d pick a centerpiece with fewer flowers on it 🙂

Post # 34
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Newbee
  • Wedding: Tom\'s Country Place

@wabanzi:  As much as your wthwit topiaries caused you stress I think they are absolutely amazing. I’ve never seen anything like them! I can tell those took you a very long time but I think the effect was worth it!!

Post # 35
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Newbee
  • Wedding: Tom\'s Country Place

@housebee:  Your cake topper is  the cutest cake topper I have ever seen. Hands down. Adorable.

Post # 36
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

@MsquareM:  Not expensive at ALL, but I’m assuming super time consuming. Maybe like $15 in materials [this is why I chose to DIY them, they cost over $200 to purchase!] I haven’t even started on mine, but there is alot of cutting/tying involved of the tulle so probably quite awhile.

If you have the time, I would really consider it though, they are super pretty and have that “wow!” factor. We are making them for our candy buffet & cake tables.

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Making myself and my step daughter dresses! Intimidating at first, yes. But surprisingly easy and so fun

I might be tackling the task of making my own wedding dress. AH! We shall see.

My stepdaughter however has already very adamently said that she wishes me to make her her dress for the wedding so that she can make sure it’s EXACTLY how she pictures it.

 

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

By far it was the my idea for displaying our place cards. I saw (on Pinterest, as usually) the idea to use an old door. So I found a 100 year old door someone was giving away on kijii, and with the help of my Dad, we refinished it. Here are some before and after pics. We are going to string the cards up. I love the door but it has been the bane of my existence! From refinishing it to figuring out how to get the door to and from the venue, its been a huge pain. And then my fiancé tells me last night (5 days before our wedding!) that he doesn’t really like the door as he doesn’t think it goes with our venue! Now he tells me!! Arg! Too late!

 

 

 

 

And yes, my Dad was resting his scotch on our newly finished door! I’ll have to post a final pic once all the cards are on so you get a better idea of the final product. 

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I feel like the worst bride ever since I haven’t really DIYed anything except my invitations!! Everything looks sooooo amazing!

Post # 40
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

Wow, you people are all very intensely awesome!!!!

I’m not really DIYing anything yet. We have a vague plan to find an old mailbox for cards… and to make loads of cute envelopes for well wishes… but we’ll see. Oh, and we plan to hollow out a book for our rings. Again… we’ll see. lol

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Stevens Estate

Oh man I am so glad I am not the only bride going all out on DIY projects..so far I am doing a card box…table numbers..STD…favors…and the most pain the ass DIY so far are the inviatations which are burlap:

I have to make over 100 …I am half way through..oh yeah and I still have to make the rest of my favors which are home made soy wax candles

Luckily I like crafting so as long as I have coffee..I dont mind lol

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@bleusteel:  thank you so much!! They really are worth all the hours, it looks amazing. 

Post # 43
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

 

See that arch at the very end of the hallway there, between the two statues? That’s going to have a curtain hanging in it. Fiance and I are building a structure that will sit at the top of the stairs behind the doorway. It will span 12 feet with no center supports, and is designed to be easily transportable, sturdy, balanced, and not break or scratch the marble. It’s a 30′ drop from the top of it to the bottom. So that’s how long the curtain is going to need to be.

We are constructing the curtain itself out of 10 pieces of 16′ banjo cloth sewn together, behind panels of ivory and gold glitter tulle. Because we are as broke as we are insane.

 

 

 

Post # 44
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@jenilynevette:  man I just LOVE it. Especially as it’s the one thing about our venue I really dislike. But there are more pressing projects that I should get started with … But perhaps I could appoint my mu. And Milton be in charge 🙂 I’ve looked for a tutorial online and didn’t like other table skirts as muchOAS this. However this one I couldn’t find or rather the link from pinterest seemed to be broken. Do you happen to have a running link of this?

Post # 45
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I made dozens of barnwood signs.  It took forever but they were a big hit 🙂

A few, of many:

@littletigers:  omg I love that!!!

@flying_hearts:  that stationary is amazing!

Post # 46
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I totally did my own calligraphy (practiced for months, got pretty good, addressed all 150 or so of my invites). 

 

It. Sucked. Now I know why people may calligraphers so much money. But! It’s a cheap hobby and I really do enjoy doing it (just not for huge projects!). 

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