(Closed) How in the He** do we make this?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@MrsStrawberry24: maybe you could grab flowers or petals at the dollar store and cut them. It looks like you will have to glue them 1 by 1 though.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

i know ebay sells the petals in super bulk

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Yeah.. I think you do have to glue them on one by one.  It’s beautiful, though!  You can buy bulk petals at http://www.irosepetals.com

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

WOW!  that’s really pretty.  Looking at it, I think you’d need to actually do a little stich on each one.  If you glue and are walking on it, I think the petals will either be kicked off pretty quickly or the glue will get too sticky and adhere the whole petal so it won’t flow right. 

If you make your own petals, they won’t have the curve on them and will look like pieces of confetti.  So you may need to just buy the petals that come form Michaels and that could get really expensive

one other thought, I’ve seen fabric that’s actually called confetti, it looks like circles instead of petals, but it could give a similar effect.  I saw it in the LA fashion district so maybe check a bulk fabric store in your area?

Good Luck!  It will certainly be a labor of love to re-create that look!!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

it pretty simple just very time consuming! you can either purchase a aisle runner or even a couple yards of fabric to custom make your own length and width. purchase petals in bulk  efavormart, hobby lobby, ebay, or dollar store although the dollar store quality is not great! next either hot glue or a strong adhesive. glue each petal down overlapping a bit to fill in any small spaces. alternate colors to give this affect!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I plan to do something like this also. I emalied a felloe Bee who was selling hers and since it had already sold, she gave me the following instructions. This will be my first DIY project – I plan to start soon, but don’t actualy have any experience yet, so I am just sharing anothers.

Hope this helps!

"Length: 30ft+/- with petals and about 3 without (at the end)  We had to spread it out over five 6' tables
The material under the petals: white muslin
Petals: There are over 5,000 petals on it...I believe there are about 2,000+ eggplant, 1,500+ dusty plum, and 1500+ ivory w/ dusty plum tips. I got the petals from 200Petals.com. The petals are very high quality and have really detailed veins, giving the petals a lifelike quality--really do look real :)
We started out individually gluing them with fabric glue, but I recommend – what we did half way through—using a glue gun. The glue gun holds them on the best."

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Making that is going to take a lot of work. I would price everything out before you start making it because it might be less expensive to purchase one already made. I know they are expensive, but you could always try to sell it after your wedding.

You can get a plain aisle runner at this online store. I am not sure how long of a runner you need, but you might check them out. I have purchased from them before and have had a good experience with them.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

there was one listed in the classified a while ago and i think i remeber they have an assortment of colors. id try to google petal aisle or something along those lines as there is a company who makes these for around 200 i think

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@MrsStrawberry24: I’ve seen aisle runners at AC Moore and Michaels pretty cheap… oh and dollar store has both boxes of loose petals and flowers that you can just remove the petals… I think you’ll get more from the flowers though =D

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

There have been a few bee’s on here who have made one of these. I remember one who got the runner, put it on the ground and then sprayed glue in sections and stuck the petals to the glue. She worked in sections so it wasn’t too overwhelming.

Here’s a link to the post! http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/diy-petal-aisle-runner

 

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