Monday, May 18, 2015

DIY Wooden Letter Guest Book

Deciding on a wedding guest book can be so hard. The possibilities are pretty endless ... well, depending on how creative you are.

Personally, we ended up going with a book. I found the From This Day Forward guest book, filled with quotes about love that I absolutely fell in love with. It was simple and to the point. And that point, I just couldn't DIY anything else.

But I was absolutely floored when Tatiana started chatting on our weekly wedding chat -- #BridalBabble -- recently. She shared her amazing DIY Wooden Letter Guest Book with us.

Want a fun wedding guest book idea? Check out this DIY Wooden Letter Guest Book from www.abrideonabudget.com. Yes! You CAN make it yourself!!

How cool is it that they made it for their wedding?

You can make it too. Tatiana (who you can find at @tatianaa_mariee on Twitter) shared what they did with us.

DIY Wooden Letter Guest Book

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What You'll Do:

Want a fun wedding guest book idea? Check out this DIY Wooden Letter Guest Book from www.abrideonabudget.com. Yes! You CAN make it yourself!!

  • Draw the first letter of your new last name on a board of wood (using a pencil in case you mess up).
  • Cut it out with a band saw.
  • Paint with two coats house paint (in either black or your wedding colors) on both sides -- or you can use a paint primer if you aren't using house paint.
  • Sand.
  • Paint it again.
  • Let it fully dry. Set it out at your wedding with metallic Sharpie markers for your guests to use when the sign it.
I absolutely love this. I'm so impressed with it being homemade. I actually saw this wooden letter guest book on Pinterest and thought, "There's no way I could have done that." And then, poof, Tatiana comes into my life to say, "I made this."

It just goes to show you that no matter what you come across on Pinterest, you can make it. There's a way to make it if you really want to.

Be sure to tweet Tatiana at @tatianaa_mariee and tell her you saw her beautiful wooden letter guest book here.

BRIDAL BABBLE: Would you be able to make this DIY Wooden Letter Guest Book?

7 comments:

  1. Cute Idea!! Would work for graduation parties too!

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    1. That is a great idea! If you did it for a high school graduation, this would be so cute to hang in a dorm room!

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  2. Great idea! We went with the traditional book too, but we never look at it. It's packed away somewhere. Doing a letter like this would be something that could be enjoyed for years and years hanging on the wall or on a mantle. Much better than a book!

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    1. Our book is sitting in a box with our leftover wedding items. It's so sad. I really would love to leave it out on our coffee table (which was my original intention) but that never happened. I wish I could go back in time and do this wooden letter.

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  3. Love this! What was the size of your initial and how many signatures did it hold? I want to make one for my wedding and am inviting 300. Of course not all will show but I'm wondering how large to make the letter?

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  4. Is the paint a paint a flat or gloss?

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