What is your first DIY project?

So, I've started my first DIY.  I opted to do personalized hangers for the bridal party.  Here's a pic of some of them so far.  I still need to make fabric flowers to cover the wooden area, which I'll be starting on tonight.  =)


So I ve started photo 2932448-1



Posted on May 12, 2011 at 1:19 pm
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very pretty! I want one of these

Posted on May 12, 2011 at 4:38 pm
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Aww, thanks Michelle!  They're very easy and inexpensive to make.  =)  The fabric flowers are proving to be a pain though.  May take all weekend to make them.

Posted on May 13, 2011 at 8:18 am
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toooooo cute!  what gauge wire are you using?  is it copper?  or something else? and where did you get the wooden hanger?  deets!

Posted on May 16, 2011 at 5:28 am
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Sorry, I should have put that all in there.  I found an easier way to do these.  


I bought the wooden hangers at Walmart in a pack of 5 for $4.  The wire is actually aluminium floral wire.  


It is SO much easier to work with than regular wire from home improvement stores.  I can't recall how much comes on a roll, but you can get 2 long names or 3 short out of one roll.  Cost $3.99 at Michael's.  


Then I used a C battery for all my lower case a's, c's, d's, and e's.  I used a smaller travel size lotion bottle for rounding the n's and r's. Also, I used a pair of needle nose pliers to get the straight bends and to pinch the wire together for n's and i's.  And you'll need a wire cutter (just one for crafts, nothing heavy duty).  


The best way to do it is to leave about a foot of wire before you start bending.  Make sure you write out on paper how you have to bend the wire to make the names. Then use it as a guide; makes things infinitely easier.  


Once I made the first one I got the hang of it.  And I did 3 more in 45 minutes.  I also want to say that I'm not overly crafty and I get frustrated easily, so if I can do it anyone can.  =)

Posted on May 16, 2011 at 7:55 am
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I love them! I'm not crafty at all so I haven't started on anything yet. Plus we don't really have storage space :(.

Posted on May 30, 2011 at 6:52 am
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I LOVE these. You did an amazing job!!!

Posted on May 31, 2011 at 4:26 pm
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You did a great job with these :)

Posted on November 10, 2011 at 7:23 am
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I want to make my own brooch bouquet so I started collecting brooches little by little, some of them are not cheap or hard to find.  anyone has any you want to give away???  :)

Posted on November 11, 2011 at 2:24 am
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I've started collecting glass jars and coloring them.  We're having our wedding in our new backyard. :)  Very informal.  I've been collecting all shapes and sizes of glass jars from anyone that will save them for me.  Our colors are pretty much bright colors.  So, I'm coloring the jars teal, pink, purple, blue, green and various shades of each.  They'll be clustered on all of the tables with either glass marbles or the bubble things you put in plants that swell up when you add water (not sure what they're called).  And then each jar will have glow sticks in them with some kind of flower arrangement.  Still getting the knack of coloring the jars with out drips drying in them.  But, i think I'm going to love how it turns out :)

Posted on January 5, 2012 at 2:50 am
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My first DIY will be our invites.  Im working on perfecting them once im done ill post! BTW, I love your hangers I need to add that to my list so beautiful!

Posted on January 5, 2012 at 10:57 am
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My first DIY will be the STDs and the Invites. I'll probably employ the help of my friends for decorations.

Posted on January 12, 2012 at 2:30 am
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I have made and sent STDs and now starting on the fabric flower bouquets.. I have made about 15 flowers so far and love how they are looking :)


Anyone else making fabric flower bouquets?

Posted on March 1, 2012 at 11:50 am
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My first DIY was handmade "Will you be my Bridesmaid?" cards!

Posted on April 10, 2012 at 11:49 am
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My first DIY was our STD and Invites.........

Posted on September 28, 2012 at 2:47 pm
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That's awesome! Those are on my to do list when it gets closer! 

Posted on September 29, 2012 at 2:20 am

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