- 8 years ago
- Wedding: April 2011
Alright, so I definitely cannot go without saying I took the instructions from the Road to the Aisle blog… but surprisingly I didn’t mess it up. Fairly easy to do especially since my dad works at a Roof truss company so they have HUGE printers, like Kinkos. So if you need help doing this, I would recommend going to the Road to the Aisle blog and searching for her aisle runners, or I can try and help you out! Definitely an inexpensive way to personalize an aisle runner! Good luck girls!
So: I used dafont.com to find a font called Chopin Script. Then we made a design on powerpoint and expanded the print to 3 feet I believe. My stepmom did most of this process (THANK YOU!) and then sent it by e-mail to my dad for him to print. We darkened the “L” to more of a turquoise so it would show up better than the Tiffany Blue I needed. We then layed the paper under the aisle runner… this is where you have to be careful that it is straight and far enough down, but I did not want it too far down… so we will see when we roll it out at the church!
So here is the paper under the aisle runnner, tape the aisle runner to the wax paper on the sides, to keep it from sliding:
Now: use a pencil and trace the letters, it is not as bad as it seems! It took the two of us about 5-10 minutes to trace it.
Now: put a layer of paper towels down on the table, then wax paper, then the aisle runner on top. We originally thought the wax paper would make sure the paint wouldn’t soak through to our dining room table, but we were wrong. Better be safe than sorry!! Tape the aisle runner to the wax paper, to make sure it doesn’t move around.
Paint the lighter colored letter(s) first:
Then, we painted in the names and date in black: (keep the paper towels underneath the whole time)
Then, we peeled the wax paper and towels from the back, very gently because the areas of heavy paint cause the aisle runner to be very thin in those spots when it is damp. We hung the aisle runner from our stair banister to let it dry overnight before wrapping it up.
We got our paint from Hobby Lobby: ($0.67 each)
- Acrylic paint, color Hawaii- This dried a little darker and more green than I had hoped, but it is close enough for me
- Acrylic paint, color Black- We thought about going with a grey color, but glad we did the black, it makes it stand out more
Again, we used Chopin Script from dafont.com
- The site gives directions for how to get this downloaded, for free, to your computer
- Put it on Powerpoint, not Word… word will not blow it up enough