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

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 91
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Mine was horrifyingly ambitious and at first my Fiance and I thought we could do it all ourselves- if my dad hadn’t stepped in and helped us, we would have drowned in the project haha.

We built 65 benches for the wedding! Okay, technically we aren’t done, all 65 are cut, routed, sanded, and assembled, but we’ve only stained one so far. But we’re close. It’s taken nearly the whole summer, but we’re reaching the finish line!!! We loved the look of benches in our outdoor pecan orchard wedding, but couldn’t find any place to rent them from. After deciding to build them, we just designed them to match the wooden tables the venue provides so we could just have them double as ceremony seating and reception seating!

 

Post # 92
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Helper bee

LittleDove:  wow! I am thoroughly impressed! well done. you did (or are still doing) an amazing job.

what are you going to do with all the benches after the wedding?

Post # 93
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 9/2016

Mine would be my brooch bouquet. I saw them online for 7-800$ and though “I can do that”! lol 

Post # 94
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

RoxiB4b3:  Thank you!! Not totally sure yet! Hahah maybe try and sell them.

Post # 95
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Restaurant

I think my cake topper turned out amazing!  My Fiance made the tree and our dog, and I painted the bride and groom – I didn’t know FI had such amazing art skills!!

 

Post # 96
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

 

LittleDove:  That. Is. Nuts. You are seriously impressive.

Post # 97
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Aug 30th, 2014

aljohnst:  Ooh, very pretty! I often don’t like brooch boquets because they look too round/neat. I like how you put flowers underneath to give it some volume!

 

lucygirl1:  Wow, those turned out great! Very clean paintjob, and the pup is so cute with the little tongue hanging out!

I’ve been up to my shoulders in DIY. I think the most ambitious projects will end up being the program flags, inspired by:

(Etsy Source: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/110469473/wedding-programs-25-flag-programs)

Just getting the template sized/laid out correctly has been an adventure. Then I’ll have to print, cut and assemble each one!

I’m also sewing the lace overlay for my dress… I drafted the pattern from scratch and have been handstiching the whole thing – I cut the edge off of one kind of lace and transferred it to the neckline, button-tape edges, and dress hem, which is made of another kind of lace. Many hours of Netflix later, I’m on the last meter of the hem!

 

Post # 98
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

MissHockey:  These are great! Do you happen to have a template that you could send me? Or a link to how to DIY it? Thanks so much!

Post # 99
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

I didn’t do a lot of DIY.  Just the favor tags, moss initials to hang on the doors, and our table signs.  The moss initials were probably the most time intensive but turned out awesome IMO.

Post # 100
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

MrsRevolutionize:  Haha there were many times when I did start to think I’d gone a little nuts… Thank you!! 🙂

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