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Have you over-estimated your DIY abilities?

Lynnie, on May 21, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Do It Yourself 0 117
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True craft gurus can make everything look easy! But just because you'd like to save some money through DIY projects, doesn't mean you have the crafting skills to make it happen!

Are you innocent or guilty of over-estimating your DIY abilities?


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  • Mrs. H
    Master September 2019
    Mrs. H ·
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    No, but I've certainly underestimated the amount of time that actually goes into creating them Smiley ups

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  • Kristin
    Super November 2019
    Kristin ·
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    Guilty. I'm ready to throw my centerpieces out the window (literally) as I type this.

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  • Cadence
    Dedicated August 2019
    Cadence ·
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    Guilty. Although it's more about my attention span than anything else LOL.

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  • Formerbride
    VIP June 2019
    Formerbride ·
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    Innocent. I do not plan on DIYing anything.
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  • Jessica
    VIP October 2019
    Jessica ·
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    Amen sista!
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  • Rachel
    Devoted October 2019
    Rachel ·
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    I certainly have, but THANKFULLY I'm blessed to be surrounded by crafty people and they've saved me.

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  • Future Mrs. K
    VIP June 2019
    Future Mrs. K ·
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    Guilty and innocent, a little of both. My mom and I tried making a welcome sign that was a complete fail but everything else we have been successful at. I'm not doing a ton of DIY.

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  • Jessica
    VIP October 2019
    Jessica ·
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    So far, no. My DIYs have turned out great so far.
    I have DIYed the following:
    1. Centerpieces (although I keep changing what I'm putting in the mason jar)
    2. Sola Wood Flower Bouquets for bridesmaids and myself
    3. Boutonnieres for Groomsmen
    4. A little extra flair to my invitations
    5. Stringed Seed beads to sew on end of tulle fabric that will be hung on limbs in the oak trees at the reception. (This was truly just an after thought to help add a little weight and keep the breeze from blowing the tulle everywhere).

    Still have the following projects:
    1. Possibly Veil Trim
    2. Outdoor Partition
    3. Convert Halo Style headband from tie with ribbon to have combs.
    4. Tulle and yard stakes for "fence" around reception area
    5. Lace Embroidery Hoops to hang from porch

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  • Adara
    Devoted October 2019
    Adara ·
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    Innocent. I have asked others to do what I cannot.

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  • Jessica
    VIP September 2020
    Jessica ·
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    I haven’t started any of my projects yet, but I feel pretty confident and my MOHs are pretty crafty too so between the three of us we’ve got this.
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  • Allie
    Master August 2019
    Allie ·
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    Innocent. I'm pretty good at DIY

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  • Fenja
    Rockstar December 2020
    Fenja ·
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    Innocent. So far at least.

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  • Diana
    VIP December 2019
    Diana ·
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    Nope, I came in way under budget!!!
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  • Heather
    Expert April 2020
    Heather ·
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    No, according to FMIL, I'm not supposed to do anything, I'm supposed to hire others to do things for me. But I will be doing my own pew decorations and centerpieces regardless of what she says. Those and the signs are my only DIYs.

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  • Emily
    Super April 2020
    Emily ·
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    I'm pretty crafty so I'm not worried about it, BUT I did underestimate the amount of time it takes to create them. It would be MUCH easier if I had a cricut.

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  • Denise
    Super September 2019
    Denise ·
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    Not guilty, I know I'm only okay-ish so I only picked stuff I was absolutely comfortable with doing to DIY. Though I've had to seek some reassurance along the way

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  • Amy
    Expert May 2022
    Amy ·
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    Considering majority of our wedding is DIY, probably, but we have A Lot of planning time. So far I'm not stressed out but my biggest DIY worry is sewing my dress. I know I am capable, it's just so important though.
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  • Emily
    Savvy September 2019
    Emily ·
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    Innocent, I’ve ordered DIY flowers but my wedding is small enough and I will have enough family with me to help.
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  • Andrea
    Savvy October 2019
    Andrea ·
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    I’ve overestimated my willingness to do the DIYs
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  • MD
    Super July 2019
    MD ·
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    Guilty, but not during wedding planning. I learned years ago that I am a pinterest failer.

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