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

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Post # 61
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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JenGirl:  How’s the flowers going? I’m doing the same thing!! Or at least I think I am… I’ve probably made 50-60 so far, but I feel like I have soooo far to go! Ive still got 4 months till our day, but I’m almost thinking about just buying some fake/real flowers instead… Its so overwhelming with everything else!

 

I actually took on quite a few projects.. I’m making bunting to decorate our outdoor venue, tent, trees, ect. I’m using tin cans to make lanterns and also more tin cans as vases for the paper flowers.. Im also making some wooden signs as well!

Post # 62
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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Scooper7:  They all got made! I would highly recommend prioritizing DIY. I had so many ideas I just couldn’t get through everything. But I got done all the “must haves”. Well, with a lot of help from family and friends in the last day or two! It was nice to have some very presonal touches throughout the wedding. But it’s easy to get caught up in DIY. Keep things manageable and think about what will have the biggest personal impact. And keep in mind that all this stuff is just details. Your soon to be husband and your friend and family are what’s really important. But the DIY projects make it pretty cute!

Post # 63
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Latitude 41

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DaniDev143:  I’m doing DIY soy wax candles as well.  Did you add scent?  I wanted to but determined it would be too expensive.  I’ve got about 120 done so far and need about another 30.  Where did you get the fabric for the top of your jars?

Post # 64
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Mine was our chuppah (Jewish wedding canopy).  It was 8 feet tall, and involved many 8-foot French seams.  I had not done any serious sewing since high school (over 40 years before), and had no pattern.  I loved how it turned out, but there was a certain amount of bad language involved in its construction.

Post # 65
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Stevens Estate

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haker4:  I did add scent at first…but the bottles the scent comes in is so tiny and I need to make so many that it probably will be very expensive to make them all scented. Also when I burned a test candle I made with scent I could barely smell it..so I think I’m going to not make them scented. The fabric was bought at Joanne’s Fabric..they sell quarter sized pieces of fabric that are all different colors and patterns…so I bought a bunch of different shades of greens and purples (my wedding colors) in all different patterns. I liked the idea that they would all look different but still uniform. And the fabric quarters were real cheap..like around $1 each and I can cover at least 3 candle tops with each piece.

Post # 66
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Here’s my ambitious diy stuff. A flower bouquet, a rolled paper rose topiary which I gave up.. Imagine 35 of them! A stacked book wishing well and my curly willow and orchard centrepieces.

Sorry I don’t have photos of the finished bookstack. I’ve still got to decorate it but it was hard work cutting out the holes and finding the right angles!

Post # 67
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Busy bee

My DIY chevron cornhole set. I was seeing lines for days and my hands are still hurting LOL

 

Post # 68
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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dv3849:  Mine is two-fold. Fiance and I hunting down comic book wedding issues to use in making the flowers and decor. We’ve been at it for a while and are making a lot of progress, but it’s so hard trying to find the really big ones that we want. We went to a store in Austin yesterday and I found 5 of them, but could only afford 2. We made note of the others and will be back, though. So far we’ve found Human Torch and Alicia/Lyja, Aquaman and Mera, Northstar and Kyle, Doc Ock and Aunt May, Professor Zoom/The Flash and Iris, Archie and Veronica/Betty, Green Arrow and Black Canary, Black Panther and Storm, Knockout and Kid Thor, Rick Jones and Marlo Chandler…I feel like there’s one more, but I can’t remember what.

There are still tons more we want to get, though; Spiderman and Mary Jane, Superman and Lois Lane, Batman and Thalia Al Ghul, Mr. Fantastic and Invisible Woman, Cyclops and Jean Grey, and so many more! On top of that, actually making all of the things. We haven’t started yet and probably won’t until this summer, but it’s already a daunting task. On the one hand, I’m excited to get it done. On the other, I’m probably going to regret it once I get started. It’s gonna be a lot of work.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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HonoraryNerd: What a fun idea! I’d suggest making photo copies of the pages you want to use that way you can get mutiple uses out of each comic and still have the complete comic for nostalgic perpouses, especially if you oculdn’t afford to get them. 

Post # 70
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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linsical:  Oh definitely! There is no way we’re using the originals.

Post # 71
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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HonoraryNerd:  oh good! 🙂 

Post # 72
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Wow, some amazing DIYs here!  

Here’s what I’ve done for my DIYs:

Starting with the “Exploding” Scrapbook Box I created when I proposed to my FH on Leap Day 2012:<br />

 

Then I made brooch bouquets. One for me:

And three for my bridesmaids:

 

I created my Save the Dates using my Silhouette Cameo:

 

And finally, what I’m most proud of,  my Light Up Coffee Filter Flower Centrepieces, inspired by Zipper8Lighting. (I couldn’t afford to buy these so i went on a mission to figure out how to make something myself.) Sorry for the bad pics they’re hard to photograph lit up.

 

Working on deciding on whether to use sliver flower pots or these candle holders from IKEA which will be painted silver and put translucent teal gems in some of the holes to so the light shows through as teal in some areas.

 

Post # 73
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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jlpang:  Beautiful! These roses are the same type I made as the base of my brooch bouquet.

Many hours of creating roses! Great Job.

Post # 74
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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angelasfineart: thank you! Definitely many hours spent!

Post # 75
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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wabanzi:  I am in love with your floral petel aisle decor!! how many petals did you end up using for that???

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