Months ago I got creative in making a gift for a friend’s wedding”¦ I hand burned her name and her wedding date into a set of wooden spoons. (DIY tutorial post coming soon!)
The whole project got me thinking of all the great things I could do with my fun Hotmarks tool.
I love the look of burned wood and would just love to use my woodburning skills somewhere in wedding project land. Then, a couple months ago, during one of my Etsy lust visits, I came across a seller’s site who had a similar vision to mine, Inspired By Marie. This seller used their woodburning skills in a way I had not thought of yet, on a Wooden Signature Mat.
How awesome are those!? I really fell in love with this idea and think it would be perfect to use on our big day. I believe I can totally recreate my own version of this mat with my own spin on things. I have already custom-burned a cutting board (DIY tutorial post coming soon) so I can’t imagine it would be much different. Though I love this idea, there is still some debate. I also like the idea of having a fancy pants guest book. The same seller also makes great woodburned guest books, which are pretty snazzy.
The biggest downside to having a guest book is that it won’t be an instant display item. I like the idea of how the guest mats can be mounted to the wall to be displayed for years to come. Then, there is also the possibility of the Wedding Tree Guest List:
I love this idea too! The only worry here would be guests running around with green thumbs after they leave their prints.
So what do you think? Guest book, mat, or tree? I am currently leaning towards the guest mat and hope to post possible designs soon.
Did you or do you plan on going for a non-traditional guest book?
- Ithaca, NY
- Research Technician
- Wedding Date:
- September 2010
- Heron Hill Winery