Nothing makes an event more special and glamorous than rolling out the red carpet for your guests. Make each entrance a grand one with a red carpet aisle runner that you put together yourself. Purchasing a custom-size carpet runner can be expensive, but the price drops significantly when you are willing to begin with a remnant or a raw-edged piece of carpet and make the finishing touches yourself. Guests may even stop to pose for the paparazzi when it's their turn to walk the red carpet.

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Roll out the red carpet for your next event.

Step 1

Measure the length and width of your aisle to determine the size you want your carpet runner to be.

Step 2

Take your measurements to a flooring warehouse or retail store. Have the store clerk cut a piece of red carpet runner in the length you need.

Step 3

Trim all of the carpet edges with a knife to make sure they are straight and free from loose threads.

Step 4

Bind the edges of the carpet with an adhesive binding tape. Begin in the middle of the carpet and work your way around the corners.

Step 5

Secure the carpet to the floor with duct tape or carpet tacks at each end.