As a creative person, I love DIY. When I’m in a mode or get into a zone, I come up with designs of my own. But aint nobody got alotta time for that. Mostly, I see something I like and mimic it to fit whatever color scheme I need it for. I was forced to be creative when replicating designs when DIY-ing for our wedding because YouTube and blogs didn’t exist like they do today. As a result, I had some pretty unique things for our wedding. Nowadays you can find a tutorial for whatever design idea you see online. And I lean on them.
I priced tassel garlands for Mini’s party and felt that the price I would have to pay for a custom one could easily be beat by tissue paper from the Dollar Tree. I was right. What I rarely factor in is the amount of time it’s going to take to complete a task and where I’m going to get that time from. That’s a different type of cost.
But there I was last nite, working with light blue, metallic blue and pink tissue paper, similar to this strand. Mini has seen some of the decoration ideas, but I didn’t show her this one. At first I was thinking whyyyyy did I think this was a good idea? Then I went thru some YouTube videos that I had saved for later and listened to them while tasseling. The time flew. I stayed up until 2:30 am, twisting a bunch of them. She better love it.
Mini G did not like this. I was sorely disappointed. I’d been scouting out prices online and in-person, plus deciding what technique to try. I think long and hard before I commit to how I’m going to execute. I cannot stand having to scrap materials and begin again. It’s probably better that she didn’t like this one.
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