1. DO be decisive. Nothing will sabotage your DIY experience more than being wishy-washy about your projects. Once you get a solid theme or project idea down, stick with it, or you’ll waste precious time and resources (and drive yourself crazy).
2. DON’T do too many projects. Once you get rolling with DIY projects, it’s easy to get carried away and want to do everything by hand. Resist that urge! Pick the projects that are most meaningful to you and stick with those. Weddings bring enough stress without the pressure of added responsibilities.
3. DO start early. Most DIYers vastly underestimate the time needed to complete big projects and end up stressed, over budget, and completely burnt out. My handy little tip: Expect each project to take double the time you expect to complete it and budget that into your calendar.
4. DON’T be afraid to try something new. If you’re dying to try beading earrings for your ‘maids, go for it! Part of the fun of crafting is trying new things and learning new skills. Play with new craft goodies and have fun experimenting.