DIY Wedding Guest Book

Create your own simple and sweet DIY Wedding Guest Book – the perfect keepsake for any couple on their wedding day.

DIY Wedding Guest Book

When I found out two friends of mine were getting married, I was thrilled. But when the bride-to-be asked me to make the guest book for her wedding I was beyond ecstatic - and she gave me free reign on the design! I had a few different ideas of how I could create their guest book, but kept coming back to using chipboard. I asked the bride for her wedding colours and textures and started creating my own DIY Wedding Guest Book (and pen!).

What I used:

Guest Book

Pen

  • One black, felt-tipped pen
  • Thin twine
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scrapbooking paper to create a flower
  • Thin white ribbon

DIY Wedding Guest Book

Before starting the guest book, I went through the couple’s engagement pictures and chose 10 of my favourite, and printed them at Blacks in black and white. I painted ‘i do’ chipboard letters with Martha Stewart’s ‘Ballet Slippers’ paint and set them aside to dry. I adhered grey scrapbooking paper to the cover and also set aside to dry. In the meantime, I created a mini rosette – see The Idea Room for their tutorial – using tissue paper. Once everything was dry, I chose my personal favourite picture of the couple, a few pearl embellishments and some pretty ivory lace, played around with a few different templates, and once happy, adhered everything to the chipboard.

For the first page of the guest book I adhered the couple’s wedding invitation to the chipboard – a great way to keep keep their wedding memorabilia in one place!

DIY Wedding Guest Book

The chipboard book was 16 pages (8 back and front), so I chose grey for every right hand page, and then alternated between pink and ivory for the left hand pages. Once each paper was adhered to the chipboard, I used the end of a pen to pierce through the binder ring holes, carefully cut around the edges and then adhered the photos. On every grey page, I added a picture of the couple (cutting them to smaller sizes) and adhered them to either pink or white scrapbook paper.

DIY Wedding Guest Book

I also added in plain white letter sized envelopes to two pages and created small scalloped cutouts using the Accent Essentials Cricut cartridge. This being my first wedding guest book, I wanted to ensure there was enough room for all of their guests to sign the book, so I added these cutouts that could easily be signed and added to the envelopes.

DIY Wedding Guest Book

Don’t they look like they belong in a Versace ad? Their engagement pictures, taken by Avenue Photo, are incredible. They do amazing work, check them out!

DIY Wedding Guest Book

She is so gorgeous!!

DIY Wedding Guest Book

The pink paper that I chose looked textured, which was really nice – loose leaf 12×12 scrapbooking paper, from Michaels.

DIY Wedding Guest Book

The grey and ivory paper were also loose leaf 12×12 scrapbooking paper from Michaels.

DIY Wedding Guest Book

For the pen, I chose a nice black felt-tipped pen and wrapped twine around it while simultaneously hot-gluing it in place. I created a paper peony for the top, using Martha Stewart’s tutorial and hot-glued it to the top. Then I wrapped a thin piece of white ribbon underneath the flower to hide the connection between the flower and the twine.

DIY Wedding Guest Book

This last picture isn’t from their engagement shoot, it’s actually a picture of them at their engagement party, but I wanted to add that in. The striped paper was also part of their invitation. When all of the pages were complete, I took a small white ink pad and ran it over the edges of the chipboard to hide the colour of the chipboard as well as to give it some warmth.

DIY Wedding Guest Book

I also printed a picture of the soon-to-be-newlyweds and put it in a frame in case they wanted to use it at their signing table. I gave this to the bride-to-be (now happily married!) at her bridal shower – and she loved it! I’m really happy with the way my DIY Wedding Guest Book turned out!

Have YOU made a DIY Wedding Guest Book for your/your friend’s wedding? I’d love to check them out – link up in the comments below!



90 Responses to DIY Wedding Guest Book

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  2. This turned out so beautiful! I think it’s a great way to use their engagements as well as a way for them remember their special day from the eyes of their guests. I also really love that you put their invite in there. I absolutely love it.

  3. FaveCrafts says:

    Hi Amber,

    What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of wedding crafts! Check it out here: http://www.favecrafts.com/blog/fc/wedding-crafts/

    Have a great day!

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