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Keepsake Wedding Guest Box and Tags

By: Linda Peterson

Wedding planning can get expensive. Save money on your guest book and create it at home. Keepsake Wedding Guest Box and Tags from Linda Peterson are a great way to save memories. You'll love this fun do-it-yourself wedding craft.

Keepsake Wedding Guest Box

Materials for Tags:

  • Manila tag
  • White textured paper of choice
  • Chalk ink in color of choice
  • Edge paper punch in design of choice
  • Small sponge dauber or cotton swab
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • White acrylic paint
  • Ribbon in style/color of choice
  • Sponge brush
  • Permanent marker
  • Stapler

Materials for Box:

  • Decorative Box – Can be acrylic, paper mache
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • Flowers of choice
  • Berries of choice (optional)
  • Cellophane shreds

Instructions for Tag:

  1. Punch desired pattern on edge of manila tag with punch.

    Keepsake Wedding Guest Box and Tags
  2. Apply white paint to surface of tag. Make sure to cover the dark brown area at the top.

    Keepsake Wedding Guest Box and Tags
  3. Apply ink to edges.

    Keepsake Wedding Guest Box
  4. Draw branch with marker.

    Keepsake Wedding Guest Box and Tags
  5. Apply ink to cotton swab or dauber and apply small dots to branch to resemble cherry blossoms.

    Keepsake Wedding Guest Box and Tags
  6. Allow to dry.
  7. Apply glue to back of tag and press onto white paper.

    Keepsake Wedding Guest Box
  8. Trim edges if necessary.

    Keepsake Wedding Guest Box and Tags
  9. Staple ribbon to top.

    Keepsake Wedding Guest Box and Tags

Instructions for Box:

  1. Apply glue to top edge of box.

    Keepsake Wedding Guest Box and Tags
  2. Apply additional glue. Arrange leaves and flower onto edge of box as desired.

    Keepsake Wedding Guest Box and Tags
  3. Allow to dry.
  4. Additional flowers can be glue to front of box if desired.

    Keepsake Wedding Guest Box and Tag
  5. When dry, add cellophane shreds. Place signed cards in box and present to Bride and Groom for keepsake.

For a video tutorial of this project, check out How to Make a Keepsake Wedding Ensemble.


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