DIY Wedding FAIL

Or I’m Only Allowed to Work with Paper Crafts From Now On.

Or Screw It, Ima Pay 70 Bucks for a Mr. Magic, a Miss Magic, and Two Cats.

Well, first things first: I had my first DIY fail. I tried to make cute painted cake toppers—a mini Mr. and Miss Magic! Sort of like this:


But mine turned out like this:

Notice the uneven paint job, bumpiness, and general sloppiness??? It’s worse in person. Trust me—I’m not a perfectionist…it looked bad up close. So I said “OK, Miss Magic. You can do this! Take a deep breath and start over.”

The second attempt was not better. I looked at my always-shaky hands and said, “Hands, you are ALWAYS shaky. No more painting for you, ever. From now on, it’s only paper crafts!”

And then…I had my first DIY wedding SUCCESS! But that’s the next post, so stay tuned!

Did you FAIL at something that was seemingly “simple” at first glance? At what point did you say, “Screw it, Ima pay 70 bucks for a Mr. Magic, a Miss Magic, and two cats?”


Mrs. Magic

Chapel Hill, NC
Wedding Date:
October 2011
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Oscar Red Carpet Inspiration

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  1. meerkat Bee
    meerkat 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:32 am

    I think its cute and I am really excited to see the successful one. 😛

  2. husky Bee
    husky 1750 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:21 pm

    I think it’s cute! But I also think it’s so important to realize when something just isn’t worth it. Can’t wait to see your DIY success!

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    7mom 565 posts, Busy bee @ 11:33 am

    I’m in the I think it looks cute boat. But if it not up to you standards I totally understand

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    Ralphs Bride 15 posts, Newbee @ 11:11 am

    I think they’re cute!!!! Have you tried using a pen to “fix” (and define for closer detail) the areas you aren’t fond of? Then you should glaze it so they are shiny not flat. I think they could really turn out well!! Worth trying around a bit more before just trashing them?

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    Frank Zweegers, Guest @ 12:01 pm

    Great dolls!

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