Thankfully, creating the second half of my Halloween Scrabble dress was a lot easier than the first half. I find that's usually true with DIY projects. It takes a little bit to figure out the most efficient and effective way to do something, but once you work out the kinks, it goes much faster.
That's particularly good news for wedding DIY stuff (when you tend to make multiple items--in the double or triple digits!). It usually gets easier as the process progresses.
There were lots of mishaps--of course--including a hole in the middle of one of the squares near the top of the dress because I accidentally snipped it with the pinking shears (not sure how to fix that one--a patch would look so tacky!). Also, it's not evident from the photo because I'm leaning forward a bit, but the dress is way shorter than I anticipated. And I have to wear it to a professional function. Alas.
I made the earrings and necklace by drilling through the tiles with the smallest drill bit possible (an activity I don't recommend! I ruined many of those pesky tiles and really frightened my fingers).
The next step is to make big tiles to glue onto the front of the dress in Scrabble fashion. But I'm not sure what to write. Any ideas?
I'm looking for a crossword style, so I need a short word across my chest, a long word down the dress, and then a short word off one of the bottom letters of the long word. Please help!
(As always, if you have any questions about my DIY stuff, just leave a question in the comments section.)