Post # 1
I want a fabric aisle runner – I have two little girls who are pulling it down the aisle (a carpeted aisle in a church) and I want it to look gorgeous, but I don’t know what type of fabric to use. I think I’m just going to do something in ivory (my dress is ivory), because my main color is plum/eggplant but it’s a hard color to match. I can’t use something that is going to cause me to slip, so I’m really not sure what to use. Anyway, I don’t like the paper runners from the craft store and the fabric ones you can buy are upwards of $100, so any ideas of what to use?
Post # 3
We used ivory colored muslin it worked perfectly for the paint and it was only 2.00 a yard. If you have a jo ann’s fabric near you I would check there, they also have 40% off coupons online. Also instead of sewing the raw edges I used pinking shears to the fabric wouldnt fray.
Post # 4
My colors are the same as yoursand I wanted fabric bc the wedding is outdoors and I could only imagine what heels would do to the paper/plastic kind!! AHHHHHH!
Anyway, I would most DEFINITELY suggest checking out clearance fabric EVERYWHERE. My aunt got some really neat polyester linen-look type fabric for hers at a WalMart for $1.50 a yard. She just used her serger to do a rolled hem on the sides and hand finished the corners and VOILA! I followed her technique, but alas didn’t get NEARLY as good of a deal on the fabric…
Also, I’ve attached plum colored ribbon to the sides of my ivory fabric aisle runner. I’ve painted our monogram on the bottom, but I’m planning on cutting off the painted part to fashion as a tapestry hanging for our house. I imagine I’ll just finish the bottom with another rolled hem and put it for sale with the rest of the wedding stuff…
Post # 5
I bought one of those satin type runners from Michaels for $24 (after cupon) and then painted on it with acrylic paint. I also addded sparkles and rhinestones. It turned out quite well.
Post # 6
Muslin. As someone said before, use muslin. You can also paint on muslin so you could paint your monogram on there if you’re feeling extra DIY-ish! 🙂
Post # 7
This is really a lot easier than you think, trust me! I bought some fabric at Wal-Mart too. They were getting rid of the fabric department so I got 45 yards of just a brown cotton blend for $.95 a yard! But before that I found an awesome ivory or white aisle runner at saveoncrafts.com. Now here is the easy part – I bought a vinyl wall decal from Off The Wall Expression on Etsy and stuck it to the fabric. It is great and looks wonderful. Viola, DONE! Really the hardest part was picking out the fabric and the decal.
Post # 7
utmeggie: how was it using vinyl decals for you? As I’m thinking to do the same thing