So i wanted the most possible blinged out card box without spending a fortune. I finally finished...
I still can't believe I actually completed this. I was TERRIFIED of DIYing an aisle runner because I am NOT a painter. In the slightest. I bit the bullet this weekend and decided to try it, and I think it came out GREAT!
Here's some basic instructions (taken from Heather's Road to the Aisle Blog: http://roadtotheaisle.blogspot.com)
1.) I made a monogram and saved it as a PDF.
2.) I took the PDF file to Kinkos, and had them blow it up to 3' by 3'.
3.) Bought the aisle runner from Hobby Lobby (I don't know if you can tell, but it's actually DAMASK! I don't know how I lucked out on that one)
4.) I taped the blown up picture to my kitchen table, then secured the runner over the picture.
5.) Trace lightly, in pencil on the runner. I did this a few times to make sure I could really see the trace.
6.) Remove the aisle runner and picture. Lay down WAX PAPER or GARBAGE bags. If you skip this step, the runner will stick to the table and most likely rip when you are done painting!
7.) Paint away! I did the light purple first, then painted over with the black.
8.) Make sure you let each coat FULLY dry (I waited three hours) before painting again.
9.)GO SLOW. Mistakes are pretty much impossible to correct.
I love it so much, I can't wait to see it on the aisle!