The guestbook is a bit of a weird tradition, in my opinion. Yes, it is a great way of making sure you remember all of the people who were at your wedding, but it seems to be a book that often gets put away on a shelf, never to be seen again. Furthermore, I feel like many different, more unique guestbook ideas often confuse the guests, and no one participates.
As soon as I first saw a thumbprint tree, I knew I wanted to have one for our wedding. Growing up, I used to love to make thumbprint things, and it is a very cute way of incorporating our garden theme into the guestbook. Yeah, I know it’s been completely overdone in the wedding world, but given that we are the one of the first of our friends to get married, I just want it to be new to them.
There are a lot of really nice thumbprint options on Etsy.
You can get a gorgeous painted tree.
Source: CottageCreekArts on Etsy
Or a watercolor tree:
Source: PaperTwig on Etsy
However, I wanted a really simple tree, where the leaves were the focus.
Source: MadeByMalachi on Etsy
However, at $50 or more, these trees weren’t really in my nonexistent guestbook budget. Furthermore, I needed a couple more items in my Vistaprint order to get free shipping. Thus, I decided to make my own. I found a free drawing of a thumbprint tree.
Source: One Fab Day
I uploaded it onto Vistaprint and upgraded to the poster stock.
Easy peasy. This has to be the easiest project I’ve done yet. I think this was the first and only iteration of the design I went through. I can’t wait to get some ink and try it out.
Hopefully with the sign I made, people will actually do it, and we will have a nice picture to hang on our wall. Did anyone else do a thumbprint guestbook with success? What kind of wipes work well with ink?