(Closed) Rose Petal Aisle Runner – Would this work?

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
4336 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

personally, I don’t really like how the rose petals look on either way. They look to me like they’re just…in disorganized clumps. Even if you did sew them to fabric (which I think would look fine if you like the overall look,) the petals are going to make bumps and stuff that looks like it would be SO easy to trip on! eek!

Post # 4
46682 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I love the look, but you do have to realize you will not get the same look by glueing or sewing petals on a runner, unless you stack them up, then you do risk catching a heel and tripping.


Post # 6
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Walking on tulle might be dangerous with heels.  What about a sheer fabric like chiffon?  I like the idea of putting petals on the edges.

Post # 7
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Love this look!  In fact I just bought 3000 rose petals to hot glue on to netting to do exactly what picture one looks like.  I am planning on:

  • drawing the swirls out on a large piece of paper
  • putting the paper under the netting to trace the pattern
  • cutting the pattern out with a rotary blade
  • hot glueing the petals on
  • hot glueing rocks on the bottom to keep them from flying away

If they are individual patterns the girls can just step over them.  If its like the second pic outdoors though because the grass is soft it would become an issue.  Good luck and PM me if you have questions!

Post # 8
46682 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@YSQueen: The piles of petals in your pics are at least 3-4″ high. This is not a problem with loose petals but would definitely create a hazard if the petals were sewn or glued  in layers that high.

I know many bees have made their own runners with petals but most of the ones I have seen had the petals on the sides, and the ones that didn’t had only a layer or two of petals and frankly looked very skimpy.


Post # 10
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

i honestly think this would be a trip hazard… And honestly it looks better if the petals are on the sides rather than in clumps in the center of the aisle

Post # 12
46682 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You could do the design on fabric (the heavier the fabric the less likely to catch your heel i.e.use canvas rather than tulle or organza) using  a stencil and loose petals, but I know of no way to secure the petals in place with some height, without creating a tripping hazard.

 If you want look of petals and are ok without the height, I would outline the design in fabric paint with one stencil, then fill it in with a stencil of individual petals.


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