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

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 47
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Learned calligraphy last year to design (and letterpress) our invites, address our envelopes, and do place cards. 

Post # 47
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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@lolot:  your barn wood signs are incredible!!!! 

Post # 48
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m making these pomander balls for every table. Each one takes approximately 80 flowers that I’m making put of ribbon. So far I have 2 made and need to make 13 more before my April 20 wedding. I wish I had the idea earlier, but I originally had a different plan for the centerpieces and when I decided it wasn’t going to work out reasonably, I decided on these.

Post # 49
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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littletigers:  

that looks awesome! Where did you get the gold strips from?

Post # 50
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Newbee

the paper flowers are my biggest DIY so far. These will be my bridesmaids bouquets. Each petal is heart shape cutout from a book. Going to try and find a copy of old books with their names in. This one was a book that was dismantled for another crafty idea ๐Ÿ™‚ This was my first attempt!  The ‘stems’ will also be wrapped in ribbon. Love that they get to keep the bouquets afterwards ๐Ÿ™‚

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Post # 51
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I am making washi paper flags on coffee stir sticks (we have 1000 stir sticks and 6 rolls of washi tape in three different colors, whichever we run out of first) that look like this:

I love CSnade‘s idea of the folded paper backdrop, so I am creating one that we will attach to the back of our arch in our wedding colors.  Hers looks like this:<br /><br /><br />I am also making seed bombs for our seed favors!  I am doing the seed bombs by hand, I bought muslin cloth drawstring bags and I will be using a custom stamp from etsy that I will be stamping on each bag!<br /><br />We are making dessert stand centerpieces for our florist to decorate, which is a lot easier than it seems!<br /><br /><br />We will probably be making burlap table runners and chair bows as well.  I can’t think of any more DIY that we’re doing at this time.  Wish me luck!  ๐Ÿ™‚

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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distressddamsel:  Aw–drink stirrers, a bride after my own heart ๐Ÿ™‚ I enjoyed making ours (I’m weird, I know).  Yours look great.

Love the flower backdrop too! Be sure to post yours when it is done.  

Post # 53
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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wabanzi:  here’s an actual picture of mine:<br />

My bridesmaids came over this past weekend and we all had drinks and sat around my dining room table making little pieces of each project.  It was great because if someone got bored of one thing, they just switched to something else.  Time really flew!  The next couple weekends we will be doing more of these.  I’m really excited and it’s helping the girls that don’t know eachother that well to bond with everyone! 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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distressddamsel:  Glad I’m not the only one who enjoys projects like these.  They look great–especially with the paper straws.  I love the little details.

Post # 55
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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akwa2:  the gold strips are from party city. It was one if those fringe gold curtains. I cut it into 1 ft segments and glued it on before the streamers. 

Post # 56
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Did a few more projects this morning :

Guest book pens :

Chalkboard

Detail on the flowers, all the flowers you see look like these :

Love Letter Ceremony Box

Ring Box

Ceremony program & rice throw bag crate

Post # 57
Hostess
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Also! Started working on my tulle table skirt.. spent about 6 hours on it and only got 3 feet done, it’s VERY time consuming. It ran out of tulle and need to order some more. It’s very pretty, though!

Post # 58
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Probably my invitations. Designed, printed, cut, assembled, and envelope calligraphy all by yours truly. It took forever.

Post # 59
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Wannabee

So many great projects!

Post # 60
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

My wedding isn’t for another 18 months, so I’m still organizing my thoughts, but my biggest project will be paper flowers for the bouquets, boutonnières, corsages and centerpieces.

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