DIY Wedding Challenge: Monogram Aisle Runner

margaret
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Our venue has the typical bold carpet.  For the aisle runner, I chose a heavier muslin to avoid the patterned carpet from showing through too much.  This prevented me from being able trace the monogram through the fabric.  Thankfully my FI is a gadget guy and has a projector. 


Materials:



  • Fabric of choice (I used 60" wide Muslin, purchased from a discount fabric warehouse in San Francisco)


Tools:



  • Projector (if you don't have one, you could try borrowing one from a teacher friend)

  • Pencil

  • Tacks/Push Pins

  • Paint (Any acrylic paint found at a craft store will do.  I used Liquitex).

  • Paint Brushes - Preferrably 2 sizes, 1 small for detail areas and 1 larger to fill-in large areas.

  • Wax Paper (optional, used to protect work surface)


Instructions:  After measuring out the fabric for approximate placement, hang the fabric on the wall with a few tacks.  Set up the projector to point in the center of the fabric.  Using a pencil, carefully trace the monogram onto the fabric.



 


Once the pattern is traced, place wax paper on the table to protect it from any paint that might soak through.



 


After mixing up the paint (or straight from the bottle if not mixing color yourself), begin with the lighter color...then the darker.



 


Let the paint dry.



Once its dry, you can roll the fabric back up for safe keeping until the big day.


 


 

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Last Updated: August 4, 2013 at 1:26 am
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