11 Stressful Steps Of DIY-ing
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11 Stressful Steps Of DIY-ing

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11 Stressful Steps Of DIY-ing
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DIYs have to be one of the best things that ever exist. When you can't buy something, you can make it yourself. Even as a child, I used to DIY things, often not because I couldn't buy it but because I loved making things by myself and then enjoyed sharing the masterpiece with everyone.

The amazement of DIY-ing always captivated me. Looking at all the YouTube gurus made me feel like I could conquer the world with a paintbrush or mod podge. Then after several times, I decide to finally put all the intensive research to use and go on my glamorous DIY journey.

Although several times I succeeded, there were many times when I failed.

And after a weekend full of DIY work, I've noticed a wonderful pattern during the adventure. For some it may be worse than others, but for sure this pattern does exist.

1. When you're excited to go to the store, and you buy all the tiny little supplies

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2. When you try mapping out the idea but your art skills are like a kindergartner

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3. When you start working on the projects and realize you forgot some supplies in the store

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4. And you end up taking several runs back to the store

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5. When you get paint on your favorite pair of jeans

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6. When you burn yourself with a hot glue gun and you never want to see it again

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7. When objects are too sharp to handle

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8. When you see it coming together

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9. But your cat knocks it over and destroys your soul

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10. When you recreate it, but people mistake it for your little sister's art project

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11. And when all bad things have finally happened to your DIY project, you decide to give up

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Have you ever gone through this pattern? Share your DIY projects and journeys in the comments!

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