So i wanted the most possible blinged out card box without spending a fortune. I finally finished...
Well I have seen some brides questioning how to do aisle Runners and Card Boxes. Im posting how I did mine and where i purchased my materials in case it may help some of you. That doesn't mean you have to do exactly what I did....I know every bride likes to do things her own way :)
Supplies: aisle Runner(Michael's 25% off) Paint(Michael's 50% off) Paint Brushes 50% off(Hobby Lobby) wax paper(walmart) pencil and monogram print out.
1. First I designed my monogram in Microsoft Publisher. I did this by creating text boxes and overlapping them to where i wanted it to be. I ended up changing it at the last minute and making a new one by suggestion of one of my co workers who saw one she loved on roadtotheaisle.blogspot.com (check this site out....tons of ideas!) and showed all of the monograms I made to my FH. He picked the one he liked the best which happened to be the last one i did. I never realized the now married bride from roadtotheaisle.blogspot.com posted her instructions on how she "blew" her image up to trace on her isle runner and had quite a time figuring this out!!!! Days actually :) So to save you the same headache and money wasted on running to Office Max or Staples and paying to have this done....open your monogram u finished. U want it to be not the editing or original but saved as a jpeg (picture) this is easier because after formatting on page setup you just drag this out. Much more difficult to drag each individual box so save as a picture and then just drag your picture! I went to page setup after opening my picture and changed the size to custom. Then the " to 34 on each. I then dragged my picture to completely fill the lines and hit print. It will print your image on several pieces of paper that you simply cut, or as i did fold to line up and then tape down. I folded on the closest line towards the middle of the paper on all and had no problem! Once taped together you are ready for your next step.
2. Lay your runner on top of your taped down monogram. I measured 8 feet up from the bottom because if its too much i can just cut excess off but would rather have too much room from the end then not enough. Tape your runner to the table so it will not move!
3. Trace your monogram on your runner but make sure you do it lightly!! Even if you have dark colors! The lines show up on pretty much everything except black if you do this dark!
4. After tracing the monogram, remove the runner and the taped down monogram. Tape down wax paper and then lay your aisle runner on top. The wax paper keeps your paint from getting on the table. Tape down aisle runner and start painting! Take your time and use several different size brushes! I let mine dry overnight when i finished then rolled it up in a bag and placed it in my wedding room. Need any help? Let me know...Ill be glad to help!
Supplies: Boxes(2 round, one heart shaped-Hobby Lobby 50% off) Ribbon(Hobby Lobby 50% off) paint(Michael's 50% off) brushes(Hobby Lobby 50%off) xacto knife(Hobby Lobby) beads(Hobby Lobby 50% off) paper glue (Hobby Lobby) large letter (Michael's 50% off)
1. First I figured out how I wanted my boxes stacked and how many along with what kind. I stacked them and used a pencil to trace each lid that had another box on it. This was so i didn't waste time or paint to cover an area which wouldn't be seen. Then I painted 2 coats to each box and lid.
2. Then I cut the area i traced out of the bottom boxes lid and glued the middle box to the bottom box. I then glued the heart shaped top box to the middle. I did not glue the bottom boxes lid to the bottom box so that I could easily get the cards out by simply lifting the lid.
3. I then used the xacto knife to cut my card slot on the middle box so the cards could fall into the bottom. I thought it might not turn out good since i waited to do this last but with the xacto knife it worked perfect. I then made bows out of ribbon and glued then to my box along with steamers of ribbon.
4. I put black shiny beads around my card slot and will be using a hott pink floralytes to the middle box lid so that the pink light will shine through the card slot. I thought this will look really nice!
5. For my letter on top, I painted the front and back one color and the sides and inside another color then used paper glue to glue it on there.
Too easy ladies!! Saves tons of money and its your own personal touch! As you can see I got most items on sale and you can too! They have the same sales at each store over and over again! This week the boxes and ribbon are on sale at Hobby Lobby....not sure about Michael's ad though I haven't checked it yet. Hope this helps you brides trying to save money and also the ones wanting to do things their own way with their own ideas!