Your 1st DIY- What You Need To Know
Ciao lovelies! As you probably already know or have probably guessed from my posts, I love DIY projects! And from my avid DIY-ing, I’ve gathered some things that you need to know before you start your first DIY project!
The DIY world is a fun, creative one! So let’s get you prepared to enter it!
The end product will not look like that picture on Pinterest.
Sorry to tell you, no DIY is perfect. But the beauty of DIY is the imperfection itself- that personal touch to projects that makes them unique compared to store bought items! Don’t stress yourself because your (for example) “hexagonal terrarium” or “starry light garland” doesn’t look just like that picture on Tumblr or Buzzfeed. Your project is just as unique as you are, and handmade by you! The experience and love poured into the project is more valuable than perfection. There are no items exactly like the one you’ve lovingly crafted!
It’s okay to have many ideas you want to try for your first DIY. But you may get overwhelmed by the sheer number of ideas and want to try them all right now. Pause! Do not pressure yourself to try out every DIY idea right now! Your first project should be simple. Build your skill set slowly. DIY is supposed to be enjoyable, and you’ll simply get frustrated if you throw yourself into fifty projects at once. Slow down and take your time on something simple. You’ll find it’s much more fun this way.
You could possibly get injured.
DIY can be totally dangerous. Whether it’s through hot glue burns, paper cuts, smashing your fingers, or accidentally super gluing your skin, DIY can be a dangerous hobby to have! The end result is worth it, but you need to be aware of potential risks going in! Always be careful doing DIY, and remember to Craft, Cook, Build, Sew, and whatever else- Responsibly!
Good luck on your first DIY, lovelies!