Wedding season has arrived! And with it all of the expense of holding the perfect occasion. You’ll DIY as much as possible to save as many pennies as you can. A lot of the accessories that go along with a wedding can be made by hand at much less cost and significantly more indicatively.
One thing you can definitely DIY is the guest book and sign in table! This rustic wedding guest book can be filled with manually written messages on wood slices and hung in the new couple’s home after the wedding as memories for years to come. It would seem that something you would spend big bucks on from a handmade artisan.
Small wood slices.
Wood heart pallet.
If you turn the pallet heart over to the back you will see a sunken space. This is really the side of the pallet we will be working with. It will make a seamless shadowbox! First things first, unscrew the hanger and cover the hole up in a matter of seconds.
Cover the “shadowbox” with scrapbook paper so we have to make it “see through” which you can cover the paper in small 1/2″ circles. The wood slices that are going to go in the shadowbox are pretty small but will not slip through 1/2″ holes. This can be attained with a die cut machine or you can discover a 1/2″ circle punch that is not limited to the edge of paper.
Create rows of 1/2″ circles everywhere on a sheet of 12×12 scrapbook paper.
Place the paper look down on your work surface. Place the pallet face down on top of the scrapbook paper and trace the edge with a pencil.
Cut out the heart approximately 1/2″ inside the line you outlined. Focus it on the back of the pallet and glue down the edge, except for one corner of the heart. Leave this part free so that the wood slices can be slipped inside. It can be glued down after the wedding.
Use a hot glue gun to include bind around the edge of the paper to hide it. Make sure to not stick down the corner that will remain open.
Trim the succulent stems to your desired length. Wrap ends with twine, hot gluing as you go. Hot glue and tie together the two succulents and wrap in lace. Glue to the side of the pallet.
Set up a bowl or basket for the wood slices and thin-tip Sharpies to write on them. Decorate the basket with more scrapbook paper. Add a pot of real succulents to dress up the table. The greeting is from the same scrapbook paper back as the other papers. Simply mounted it on a Popsicle stick and stuck it in the flower pot.
As guests sign their names on the wood slices, the guest book attendant can slip them into the shadow box.
While the newlyweds are on their honeymoon have someone get done with sticking down the paper and lace to complete the guest book.
This rustic wedding guest book will become a special keepsake that the new couple can hang in their new home.