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Our DIY Aisle Runner is coming along!

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#1 pacificgirl

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    Posted 15 July 2012 - 11:49 AM

    So since we're getting married on the beach, finding an aisle runner that prevented us from sinking into the sand was a challenge. However, I came across a girl's tutorial on WeddingBee and she had used beach mats to make hers! BRILLIANT!

    So, I ordered 7, 2.5x5ft beach mats and used hot glue to join them together. I found out there's these little multi-colored threads in the mats that I don't like, so I went and got some blue spray paint this morning. Yes, 35 ft of spray paint...my finger already hates me!

    So this is what I started with

    The ugly thread....



    And here it is so far!

    While I was spray painting I noticed that it's VERY succeptible to wind. So I'm thinking maybe doing river rocks on the outside part? Or maybe some clear fishing weights underneath it. And then where the blue lines down the middle are now, I'm going to put fake rose petals. 

    #2 MyTye2B

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      Posted 15 July 2012 - 12:16 PM

      What an awesome idea!  Thanks for passing it along.  I can't wait to see what the finished product looks like.  :)

      #3 JayKay

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      Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:48 PM

      That looks great!!

      #4 Lysswedding

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        Posted 26 July 2012 - 05:09 PM

        cool idea

        #5 Jenna1511

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          Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:12 PM

          Really creative! I never would of thought of this! Great job and thanks for sharing!

          #6 pacificgirl

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            Posted 05 August 2012 - 07:13 PM

            Thank you ladies! I actually went and bought some actual paint to brush on versus the spray paint and I'm SO happy that I did!

            This is what it looks like now. :) Now I just need to add some flowers! It's not this bright, my Blackberry camera decided to act up. It's more like a light aqua. :)

            #7 cheflady

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              Posted 09 August 2012 - 07:31 AM

              This looks great!

              #8 wallabymeisje

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                Posted 11 August 2012 - 07:23 AM

                what a great idea thank you so much for sharing

                #9 agm04

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                  Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:07 PM

                  Where did you get your mats?

                  #10 pacificgirl

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                    Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:13 AM

                    I honestly can't remember the website. I bought them offline from a seller in China though!

                    Our new puppy has since decided that our aisle runner tasted pretty good, soooo it's back to the drawing board for me!

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