Like many brides, I am planning to include a few DIY projects in our wedding. Here’s the thing though: I am not good at DIY projects. I’m not the slightest bit crafty. I can read anyone under the table, but I can’t sew a cushion cover or make a pretty scrapbook page to save my life. Creating an envelope liner seems impossibly difficult to me, although I’ve been informed it’s not. When other brides DIY, you would never know the project wasn’t done by a professional. With me, everyone will know.
Here’s an example of DIY work that just completely blows me away (and makes me feel inadequate!):
However, I think I’m okay with that. I want the wedding to be a reflection of me and Mr. Knitting and we certainly never do anything the slightest bit crafty normally. So while I’ll be putting lots of effort into my DIY projects, I’ve had to resign myself to the fact that they really will look like I did it myself and that’s okay because it’s an honest reflection of us. It’s even more okay because the more I look at DIY touches that actually look like they are homemade, the more I realize that I really really love this look.
Table numbers made out of mason jars and tea stained doilies (I love the flowers too, but suspect they aren’t DIY):
Escort card with silhouettes:
Adorable jar of apple butter:
Unique way of displaying family wedding photos:
Cupcakes that I made for my older sister’s wedding (yes, I’m obnoxiously proud of them!):
Have you ever been intimidated by a DIY project?