more and more people now a days use different guest book at their weddings. some use the typical photo book, some use message tree or box, some ask people to sign around a poster size picture, some even use vintage type writers. if you are like me that love reading wedding blogs on a daily bases (well, i usually do my wedding blog marathon at work on the weekend and read all of the posts over the past week from a few of my favourite blogs in just a few hours). out of all the new and unique guest books, one is what is called a "finger print guest tree". basically it is a drawing of a tree only with its bare branches. then on the day of the event guests who attend the event are asked to "leaf" their finger print on the tree branches and sign their name on their leave. i know if i had a guest book for people to sign i might never again in my life take the guest book out and read it after the wedding, but if i have this "finger print tree" i could simply hang it up at home as a piece of art and look at it all the time. this idea of finger print guest book have became more and more popular in the wedding industry over this past year and hence created a lot of business opportunities for people who are creative. if you too are looking for a creative guest tree for your wedding or any family gathering event etc. Etsy is definitely a great place to go look for one. i found some on etsy that are really awesome but also quite expensive, so i when i decided to have a tree instead of a guest book, i added yet another DIY project on my plate.
this project was not an easy one, i tried many times and failed many (it took me six trial before i give up on hand writing our own names under the tree, six times! i hand drew this same tree six times and wasted six canvas panel!). i am no artist and am definitely not great at free hand drawing so this project did end up costing my more time and money than i had planned at first. but i made it happened and it turned out great, though it really doesnt look like a real tree compare to the one i found on Etsy it is our own unique tree and i'm very happy.
photo credit to bleudetoi