I’m going to be completely honest here when I tell you that the hive has been inspiration for many of my wedding elements. In fact, I’m a little embarrassed to share my DIY tutorials because so many of them have already been explained and used by bees before me. Sometimes, though, I didn’t find a project because of Weddingbee, but I later saw it here. Like, for example, the glittery table numbers I did just like Mrs. Coach.
About a month ago I had this great idea for frosted wine glasses. I originally was thinking my lovely ladies and I would be drinking mimosas out of frosted champagne glasses, but quickly realized we’re more of a wine bunch, so I changed my mind (although I do love me a glass of pink bubbly!). I was so excited about “my” brilliant idea I went out and bought the stuff that day despite my lack of time to actually complete the project. Typical Miss Cruise, to be honest. Later that night I happened to be stalking reading through Mrs. Archer’s posts (totally just outed myself as a creeper, I know) and realized that she did some glam glasses, too; so did Mrs. Woodpecker and Mrs. Eagle. I thought since they did glittery glasses (fab, by the way) and I was going simply frosted it still wasn’t stealing the idea, especially since I just planned on frosting only the stems. I bee-bopped over to the infamous Something Turquoise website and right there in front of me was none other than my idea in living color…down to the stem-only frosting.
Oh well. The glasses still looked great, and now I had a tutorial so I wasn’t doing this completely in the dark. Rather than bore you with more words, here’s my DIY frosted-glass journey in pictures! (Sorry for the couple of crappy pictures…I don’t know what’s going on with my phone!)
Now this is certainly not a case of “Let me DIY so I save some money!” although I’m sure if I looked hard enough on Etsy I would find similar glasses for much more than I paid. Hey, they’ve got to make their money, honey! Plus, with our wedding countdown in the teens now I totally understand why people just order projects that are easily DIY-able!
Anyone else a copycat like me? Are you working on any “want” DIY projects versus “need” DIY projects?