One of the presents we did for Chris and Naomi’s wedding was a Thumbprint sign. I had seen similar ideas on Pinterest (yes, one of my favorite places on the internet), but the niece asked for a custom ‘Up House’ (with thumbprint ‘balloons’ lifting off the house). So, the daughter helped create the Up House board.
At the wedding we used permanent Ink and tried to suggest that people put their thumbprints in the general area that the balloons would be. Well, as you can see from the end result that didn’t always happen (I know most of the stray balloons happened after we were manning the guest signature / thumbprint table).
After the wedding we brought the sign back home and the daughter used my scrapbooking chalk to make the faint extra balloons. When it was all done I think it turned out great. Now the happy couple have an art piece to remind them of their special day.
Some hints if you decide to do one of these:
a) Make sure you use permanent ink (for the thumbprints and for the drawing)
b) Have baby wipes handy to get the ink off the guest’s hands (that was an after thought, but I am so glad I brought them)
c) Use blank paper, etc to block off the areas of the board you don’t want people to mark with their thumbs
The day finally arrived for our niece’s wedding. It was a great location (outside with a HUGE Oak Tree in the background) and a lot of work/fun decorating for it.
One present I made was the Guest Signature book using their Engagement photos (using a deal I got through Shutterfly – see a previous post). I also found out that the American Craft Slick Writer pen worked the best (it was hot so I am guessing the ink dried faster than the article even stated) – see this link for the data I found:
I think it turned out great, but I didn’t get a photo of a signed page (or get to sign the book yet) since it was put in their car before they drove off from the wedding! Her mom and dad didn’t get to sign it either yet so we will sign it the next time we see the book.
But, I figured out a way to link to a modified version of it on Shutterfly. ( I didn’t think it was right to post their full names or my family’s so I removed those from the shared copy of the book.)