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