I am a grade A procrastinator. Right before I hopped on a plane to come to England I thought I should pack as many DIY projects I could. So I ordered feather fans. I planned on sanding down the handles and repainting them a darker color for bridesmaid “bouquets”. Then I ordered purple/lavender tissue paper for our tissue paper pomanders. I ordered them online. Online. Onliiiiine. Can any computer-type people spot my mistake?
I made another rookie mistake. I ordered recycled tissue paper from the internets. In the interest of full disclosure, they do tell you that the colors may appear different from the paper’s true color. With that warning safely out of my head I ordered two colors in the lavender family (or so I thought).
The fans arrived the day before we flew out, and to my dismay they were too tiny.
This could have easily been solved if I had taken a ruler out and visualized the dimensions before placing my order. The tissue paper also arrived and it was glaringly incorrect. So although I had a brilliant plan to order and pack several items to DIY while in England, I did not leave enough time to return them if they were incorrect.
Thankfully my sister took charge and is returning the items. What this unfortunately means is that she now has taken on the task of folding 160 miniature paper flowers.
The lesson from this situation: think before you order, and maybe make a few measurements, too.
Anyone else make any purchasing/ordering mistakes with their DIY projects? How did you fix them?
- Baltimore/Lancaster UK
- nonprofit communications
- Wedding Date:
- August, 2009
- Oakland Manor