Friday, February 24, 2012

Everyday Guestbook

Wedding Guestbooks are a thing of the past. How often are you going to pull out a book with just a bunch of names and look at it. You should find something that you can look at daily and be reminded of your special day! Many are now doing this with an engagement photo book that your guests sign. I knew I wanted a bird theme in my kitchen and decided to do something that would go with this theme. 

I ordered this personalized picture off of Etsy. If you are good with graphics you can probably make your own. Or you could even paint your own! The original plan was to have everyone sign the mat and have our immediate families add their finger prints. As our family grows we would add our children's, niece's and nephew's finger prints. Somehow the stamp book was put out for all the guests to use. It turned out ok because the tree is fuller and much prettier with every one's finger prints!
                         



This is now hanging in my kitchen. I smile every time I look at it!



What you will need:
Picture of a Tree- There are plenty of sellers on Etsy- Fingerprint Tree
Frame and Mat- my best friend Lindsey was kind enough to cut our mat for us!
Stamp book in your favorite color
Pens in your favorite color


This is also a great idea for baby showers! Birds and Trees have become so popular in nurseries. This would be a perfect addition! 






4 comments:

Lindsey Hohman said...

Your wedding was so pretty~ And your guestbook was amazing too. Where did you get the birdcage thingy?

Justine said...

Stopping by from the Grow your blog {blog Hop}! http://queenofsavings.com

Jenny Melrose said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I found you through the blog hop. I'm following GFC. Stop by www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com and join the bloglovin blog hop I am cohosting tomorrow. The directions how to add bloglovin are posted on my blog today so you can just mingle tomorrow. Thanks!

Jennifer Goodin said...

Thanks Lindsey! I got the birdcage from Duck Duck Goose, but I saw they had them at World Market the other day.
Thanks Justine and Jenny for visiting my blog. I'll be sure to visit yours and become a follower!