(Closed) Flower Petal Aisle Runner … DIY … Need your help ladies!

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

A lot of people use the dollar tree. You get 300 petals for $1. Or you could check ebay.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We are still working on a super long 75 ft runner for my sisters wedding… It is so much work!! We got the petals on amazon. We are just using hot glue to put them on but we had a friend who SEWED them all on!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I bought my petals from Ebay.  They were from China. Normally I don’t buy anything from China but they were sooooo cheap.  Quality and color was great.  I used netting(available by tulle in the fabric store) and hot glue.  Use  U-shaped stakes to stake it down to the ground.  We didn’t end up using it but it looked gorgeous!

I just saw your date!  You need to start this yesterday!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I’ve been working on mine for around 6 months and am a third of the way through (aisle runner is about 6 metres long by 2 and a bit wide). It is SUPER time consuming, so be warned lol.

I got my silk petals from ebay, but the trouble with buying online is that when one seller says purple, they mean lilac, and when another says purple they mean eggplant, so always order from the same seller if you go that route. Also, order way more than you think you need. I got 4,000 and then had to track down the seller and order an extra 2,000 for a higher price because they were no longer selling in thousands. It always works out cheaper to buy in bulk (plus you can usually save on shipping). We don’t have a dollar tree in AUS, so ebay was my only option. The petals I got though (i bought from 2 different sellers due to colour differences) don’t look like real silk.

As for whether anyone will trip over it, I honestly don’t think it will be any more of an issue than with any other aisle runner. I have heard that you’re meant to attach tiles or flat rocks to the sides with velcro, so that it makes it less likely to move around or wrinkle, so maybe that would help with the tripping issue?

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’ve been slowly working on one! I got my petals from Michaels.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I got petals from ebay and a different online store. I have a 65 ft runner (currently cut to 70) and am 30 ft into it. 10k petals purhcased so far and maybe 3000 left to apply I think.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m bringing back an old post. Sorry, everyone!

I startedmy silk flower petal runner a few weeks ago. I’m hot-gluing them to tulle. But here’s my question. I am wondering how I should go about affixing it to the floor so it doesn’t slip around??? My venue is indoors and in an historic building and they will frown upon sticking anything onto their hardwood floors from the 18th century. Help!!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@JBishop:  try the no slip rubber-like material used to keep area rugs in place.  It comes in two forms: for carpeted floors, the other for bare floors. It is not tape, but works really well.  

You may still need to weight it down in the corners though.  Perhaps set the legs of the chairs next to the aisle on it, or some vases lining the aisle.  I will be using small rocks painted white (matches my petals) on it. The rocks (a little smaller than fist size) just blend right in and disappear into the petals.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@wabanzi:  Thanks so much!

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