3 mistakes we should avoid to have a successful DIY project

Hello and welcome to another post for this week. I’m glad that things are going well with the new schedule. And I really appreciate your awesome and positive feedback on my projects. It’s Friday which means today’s post will be a different post from the DIY projects. It’s time to talk with each other and share some things. These are 3 mistakes we should avoid to have a successful DIY project.

The series continues about related things to talk which include DIY. And how to improve ourselves to have a better experience when doing any DIY projects. However, this time it’s not for all projects haha except the ones that have similar steps to what I’m going to mention in this post. Maybe the same step in a different way.

In the previous post that I talked about DIY-related for all projects though. If you haven’t checked it out yet. Please make sure to give it a read after this because it’s all connected. Like if you do them all, then you would have a perfect experience doing a DIY project or if you already a DIY blogger, it would help. So these mistakes we should avoid to have a successful DIY project will be another part of the previous posts.

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About the post

So while I was doing my previous projects I noticed that I’m doing some things wrong. So I decided to mention a couple of them with you guys in this post. Also, share the right way because I have changed how I do it now haha. It took me a little while, but now it’s way better than before. I hope you guys find these 3 mistakes we should avoid having a successful DIY project will be helpful for you guys.

I also have pictures of them as well this time. Sometimes I can’t get pictures of things. That’s why some of the previous posts don’t have many pictures explaining the point. However, this time I have it and will share it with the explanation.

There are more mistakes that we do and that mess up the DIY project. However, in this post, I’m going to mention only 3 of them. These also mistakes as I said, based on my experience and things that happened to me during the process.

3 mistakes we should avoid to have a successful DIY project

Now that I have a goal to help others with these posts. I always pay attention to everything while I do every project. This will help me to bring mostly all that we should pay attention to and have a perfect project. For me, since I changed these 3 mistakes, everything has been better and I don’t mess up again.

1-Make the object straight

Notice I said an object because, for me, it would be paper since I’m working with paper and cardboard. However, for you, might be something else but still, this step applies to it. Well, DIY steps are similar but with different materials and things to work with, you know.

3 mistakes we should avoid to have a successful DIY project

So, one thing I notice is that I’m struggling to draw a straight line. When it comes to drawing lines to cut with perfect measures. I might notice it sometimes, but it happens. So recently I noticed that I don’t make the paper straight and it makes the line NOT straight when I make it straight to see how I did haha.

So this is how I used to do it and the first picture is what I am doing right. Which is the right thing to do to avoid this mistake. It does matter when you want something to be in the same exact measure and perfect. Also, the sides will be messy if it’s not straight. I highly recommend when drawing the line, make sure the object is straight as well.

2-Don’t use shortcut and tricks

3 mistakes we should avoid to have a successful DIY project

I’m not sure how it’s going to look when doing other DIY projects. But I’m pretty sure this something might happen. This is something I have been doing for a while. And it keeps messing up everything, but sometimes it works well for me. However, there is another and better way to use it.

The picture above is from the recent project that I posted this week as well. You can go check it out here, it’s pretty good, and can’t wait for part two. Anyway, I took a picture of something that I’m going to use on the project to demonstrate the idea in this post and talk about it.

I don’t know about you guys, but whenever I need a large number of something. I cut one with the measures I want and use it to cut as many as I want. And that’s not the right way to do it. Because the measures will change haha as you keep cutting. So now, if I want a large number, either I stack or fold the papers until I get the number I want and cut at once. Stacking sometimes is not good but can work with few pieces at a time.

3-Do not rush

Well, I don’t have a picture of this because I can’t take any picture of me rushing to the next step haha. Yes, you read it. Sometimes I rush to the next step and I forget about something. Which then causes me to take longer than needed. Or sometimes I want to finish the step quickly and mess up everything.

So now I take the time to finish the step. And look if everything is looking good before moving to the next step. This time, I make sure all as planned and everything perfect after doing it. I don’t want to rush and mess up. Then, spend extra time fixing the problem or redo the thing all over again lol. Because that’s only what I get when I rush. Therefore, I highly recommend to spend time and do not rush so you can have a successful DIY project.

Conclusion of the 3 mistakes we should avoid to have a successful DIY project post

Alright, this is the end of this post. Thank you for reading until this point. I would like to know if you find this helpful or now. And if you encounter any of the mistakes listed above. And, if you have other things to add as well. Please make sure to subscribe to the blog because I’m going to share more awesome post ideas and amazing DIY projects. You will get future posts on time and support me. Also, you can follow me on Twitter for more of the latest posts and updates. Have a great time!

3 mistakes we should avoid to have a successful DIY project

25 Replies to “3 mistakes we should avoid to have a successful DIY project”

  1. I am so bad when it comes to DIY projects. I need to make sure everything is perfect or else I feel the need to start over. Totally important to take it slow and make sure things are done right. Thanks for sharing these tips!

  2. Great tips! I can agree with the last one a lot. Do not rush the process. I know we all want to see the final result, but if you rush you won’t be happy with the results. Take your time and get it exactly how you want it.

  3. Okay…I am not that good at doing DIY projects as I get a little impatient in the middle of the project. I am going to take care of these mistakes in my next DIY project.

  4. These are practical tips that apply to every DIY project. I guess sometimes, we’re lazy and settle for sloppy work that’s why our project don’t end up like we expect they would

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