Sunday, June 5, 2011

Wedding Guest Book

So one of my good friends is getting married next month and I've been busy working on different projects for her. She wasn't finding a guest book that met her needs or fit her colors, so she asked me to help her out.

I knew I wanted to do something with chipboard to make a sturdy book base, but I wasn't able to find anything that met my needs. So I wandered over to the wood section of A.C. Moore and found this really thin wood rectangle:

Step 1: I used a sanding block to make sure all the edges were smooth before painting one side in the bride's color, turquoise.

Step 2: once the paint was dry (I waited a few days to make sure it was really dry), I flipped the board over and applied Mod
Podge all over the board paying close attention to the edges. I then applied this gold paisley paper. I let the edges hang over and used a craft knife to trim away the excess once the Mod Podge was dry.

Step 3: I took a drill and carefully drilled two holes through one side of the boards. I inserted an eyelet into each hole, then used O-rings to secure the two boards together.

I still need to print the internal pages. Which will basically be white cardstock printed from my computer with lines for the guests to sign. I'll post some more pictures once I have the cover finished and the pages inserted.

Stay crafty

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  1. Oh wow, Natasha, the cover looks amazing! That gold paisley paper is perfect.

  2. OMG! This is absolutely gorgeous! The gold paisley is beautiful.

  3. This is wonderful! I'm sure it will be treasured.