DIY Petal aisle runner

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Wannabee

I am wanting to do the same exact thing. I think about this probably everyday. a.little.obsessed. LOL. I cant imagine sewing each single petal on an aisle runner but i dont see myself paying 1000 dollars either. Let me know if you figure something out and I will do the same. Good luck! 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

http://bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/f103/my-diy-aisle-runners-finally-done-54557/

It looks like she just hot glued some petals to some ribbon to lay on the sides of the aisle.  If you wanted to have a patterned runner I would just buy one of those aisle runners from the craft stores and trace out a pattern and hot the the petals as such.  I think you might want to check on the cost of petals though.  Depending on where and how many you get you may be spending upwards of $1000 for all the supplies.  Good luck!!!!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

geez i havent even thought of an aisle runner. $1000 for a runner of petals sewed together?! OMG.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You could try like the Dollar Tree they have 300 count packs of petals for $1. For $20 dollars you could get 6000 petals. I guess it would depend on how wide you are making the side and how long.

Good Luck!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

def just get fake petals and sprinkle them yourself. they are cheap and look like the real thing from far away. i used them.

Post # 9
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Newbee

I have been planning to do my own for some time now, I have been gathering as many cheap petals as I can find.  I recently purchased as many bags I could at my local dollar tree and got a package of dye and made the white petals to pink in one evening.  I still have a ton more to make or purchase but I have 10 months till the wedding so I’m taking my time at the moment.  I was planning to spray the runner with a spray adhesive and drop the petals on to it and build up from there.  Not sure if it will work just yet but I figured it was worth a try.  Good luck to others who hace thought this up and would LOVE to hear other ideas and pictures of finished products!  I have about 10,000 petals now and will be getting 10,000 more from a bride once her wedding is over but I’m planning to buy a case of white petals from the dollar tree online.  That will give me another 14,000+   If that’s not enough then I’m just going to make it enough!!  lol!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Skip the runner and just sprinkle petals down the aisle. Most people say that they trip over runners even when nothing is added to them. petals are not slippery enough for anyone to trip on them, especially if they are real. Silk petals have much more of a safety hazard issue.

If you go the route of real petals, you can get a ton for next to nothing from a local florist since they come from roses that are past their selling prime but otherwise in great condition. There is no chance at all of staining because a petal has to be violently ground and crushed (which regular walking on them or your dress brushing against them) will not do at all.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

@Selene221: The only problem with this being that a lot of indoor venues do not allow real petals.

Post # 13
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Newbee

I finally started my runner using spray adhesive layering the petals to give it more of a  3D look and not so flat…  It’s been time consuming but not as long as sewing or hot gluing each petal would.  Here’s what we’ve done so far…

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@cah111405: It looks great!!! I’m considering doing it too!! How long is your aisle runner? How many petals do you think you’ll end up using?

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@cah111405: That is beautiful! I been having trouble imagining an isle runner that I would want, and yours is just awesome!

Post # 16
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Busy bee

cah111405– your’s looks awesome! I kind of want to make one but it’s relatively low on my long DIY list, so I may skip it :p I’m curious too how many petals do you need for this?

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