Create a Rustic Wedding Guest Book with a pre-fabbed heart pallet from Old Time Pottery
Wedding season is upon us! And with it all of the expense of holding the perfect event. If you’re like me, 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 much more creatively.

One item you can definitely DIY is the guest book and sign in table! This rustic wedding guest book can be filled with handwritten messages on wood slices and hung in the new couples home after the wedding as memories for years to come. It looks like something you would spend big bucks on from a handmade artisan, but you can make it for ~$35!

Create a Rustic Wedding Guest Book with a pre-fabbed heart pallet from Old Time Pottery
Supplies:
Faux succulents
Twine
Scrapbook paper
Small wood slices
Doilies
Lace
Wood heart pallet

And can I just be the first to say how stinking excited I am that Old Time Pottery is carrying scrapbook paper now?? It’s definitely for more than just scrapbooking, as I’ll show you today.

Create a Rustic Wedding Guest Book with a pre-fabbed heart pallet from Old Time PotteryIf you turn the pallet heart over to the back you will see a recessed space. This is actually the side of the pallet we will be working with. It will create a perfect shadowbox!

First things first, unscrew the hanger. We’ll cover the hole up  shortly.

Create a Rustic Wedding Guest Book with a pre-fabbed heart pallet from Old Time Pottery
We are going to cover the “shadowbox” with scrapbook paper so we need to make it “see through” which we are going to do by covering the paper in small 1/2″ circles. The wood slices that are going to go in the shadowbox are pretty small (or I would have covered the pallet with chicken wire) but will not slip through 1/2″ holes. This can be achieved with a die cut machine, which is what I used, or you can find a 1/2″ circle punch that is not restricted to the edge of paper.

Create rows of 1/2″ circles all over a sheet of 12×12 scrapbook paper.

Place the paper face down on your work surface. Place the pallet face down on top of the scrapbook paper and trace the edge with a pencil.

Create a Rustic Wedding Guest Book with a pre-fabbed heart pallet from Old Time Pottery
Cut out the heart approximately 1/2″ inside the line you traced. Center it on the back of the pallet and glue down the edge, except for one corner of the heart. Leave this part loose so that the wood slices can be slipped inside. It can be glued down after the wedding.

Create a Rustic Wedding Guest Book with a pre-fabbed heart pallet from Old Time Pottery
Use a hot glue gun to add lace around the edge of the paper to hide it. Be sure to not glue down the corner that is going to stay 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.

Create a Rustic Wedding Guest Book with a pre-fabbed heart pallet from Old Time Pottery
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. I simply mounted it on a Popsicle stick and stuck it in the flower pot.

Create a Rustic Wedding Guest Book with a pre-fabbed heart pallet from Old Time Pottery
As guests sign their names on the wood slices, the guest book attendant can slip them into the shadowbox.

While the newlyweds are on their honeymoon have someone finish gluing 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.

Create a Rustic Wedding Guest Book with a pre-fabbed heart pallet from Old Time Pottery

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Michele is the creator behind The Scrap Shoppe, a craft and DIY blog. She is a wife and mommy to 2 fun little boys. She gave up a job in science to pursue her dream of spending more time with her boys and becoming a full time blogger. The Scrap Shoppe focuses on creating fun, creative, and unique craft and DIY projects for the home that anyone can recreate.

    6 Comments

  1. Laurie May 15, 2016 at 8:32 PM Reply

    This is a very cute idea! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Pinned to share 🙂

  2. Brenda May 15, 2016 at 9:09 PM Reply

    What a cute idea! Love how it turned out!

  3. Lisa @ Fun Money Mom May 19, 2016 at 6:05 AM Reply

    How original and creative! I love this idea!!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Share The Wealth Sunday! xoxo

  4. FrugalHausfrau May 24, 2016 at 1:54 AM Reply

    This is such a fun idea! I know so many people recently who have gotten married in State Parks, forests and other wilderness type areas and they would have loved this!

    Thanks for sharing with us at the Throwback Thursday Link party!

    Mollie

  5. Diana Rambles May 25, 2016 at 10:51 AM Reply

    Congratulations! This post will be featured over at Diana Rambles on Friday and has been pinned to the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest and shared on Twitter. Please grab a featured button via the post guidelines graphic. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

  6. Michelle @ O Blog Off May 29, 2016 at 2:31 PM Reply

    This is such a great idea! Guest books usually end up spending their eternity on a book case. This is so pretty to look at!
    Thanks for posting!
    Michelle

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