Flower Petal Aisle Runner

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Ayybety:  I used 3,000 (ish) petals for this border runner which is  13′ long. On average it is 6-8″ wide eacg side, so times 2 -so roughly 12-16″ wide all together.

So if your aisle runner was 26 feet long and 28″ wide, you would need 6,000 (ish) petals.  

Or to be more precise.  I used about 200-250 petals per square foot. 

 

 

Of course, you could use less/more depending on how thick and fluffy you want it. Mine is on the thicker side–here is a close up of gluing in progress: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@wabanzi:  wow, that looks amazing! 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Thanks so much!

–my math, not so good though.  It should read:

“if your aisle runner was 13 feet long and 28″ wide, you would need 6,000 (ish) petals.”
 

The # of petals/square foot is correct though (I’m nearly 100% sure, ha ha).

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

deleted.. double post

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I have 10,000 petals for my aisle runner which is 2.5 ft. wide and 18 ft. long.

Edit to correct

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Ayybety:  I quickly changed to hot glue.  No patience for the glue to dry.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Ayybety:  I just restarted mine for a fuller look.  I would suggest starting asap. After 10 combined hours of work, I only have 2.5 ft across x 1 ft up! so time consuming. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

its quite a job… hope you have strong neck and back muscles and a good sense of patience. I tried it myself, i bought 1000 petals to start and made it about 4′. My neck and back were hurting severely, my fingers were burned from the hot glue, and to top it off it looked like sh!t. I gave up. Better luck to you!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

If at all worried you may not get it completed, I suggest doing the border (edge) of each side first –about 6-8″.  It will go fast and be gratifying.  Then, if still charged and determined, fill in the middle.  That way, you’ll still have a pretty petal aisle runner (edges only) if you run out time, enthusiam.  The day of, you can just scatter the petals in the middle.

Just a thought for those considering doing one.

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