I created a D.I.Y. wedding guest book. I have seen so many really gorgeous wedding guestbooks out there usually W-A-Y overpriced and then some not so clever. I must admit many a wedding I have attended the guest book gets slighted as being incorporated with theme or decor. So here is a inspiration to help your sad and lonely and long forgotten guestbook feel a part of the festivities. This would be a great bridal shower gift too!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Glue Dots (found at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Arciver's exct.) like these see the link below
3qty Feet/1 yard of Ribbon I used 5/8" (message me on my etsy shop I sell a variety of colors in 5/8" www.etsy.com/shop/Havitalls
3qty Sheets of Adesive Printable Fabric Sheets
1 Blank Wedding Guest Book
First start by designing your layout and print patterns on your Silhouette Software Print and cut your design (use the Silhouette cut setting for Cotton Canvas)
Peel off the backing for the Adhesive Printable Fabric cut pieces align them lay flat across the top and smooth down.
smooth all the edges on the inside
the 3rd sheet of Adhesive Printable Fabric is optional it will be used to print and cut a liner for the inside of the front cover to cover these edges. (photo not shown of liner sorry) This would be a good spot to add a special note to your guests.
Now just add some sticky dots were you want to place your ribbon you can just do a band or tie a bow on the front. You could add lace, feathers, charms, crystals or a piece of fabric from a family wedding heirloom.
I used 3 sticky dots on the inside of the front cover.
Laid my ribbon across the dots and smoothed it out.
I shut the book and added 4 dots and lined my ribbon up on the front and smoothed it out
Then I tied a bow. You can use a dot under each bow loop and bow strand that hangs down to secure into place so the bow keeps a pretty shape
I designed a rectangle with 3 layers to it you can print it flat but the layers adds some depth and looks a swankier :-)
And tah dah now your guest book fits with your theme and decor and looks beautiful for your special day.