Guestbook Keepsake Box

When helping my best friend plan her wedding, she wanted a unique twist for her guestbook. I thought it would be cute to have friends and family offer words of advice and encouragement. I think this weathered and rustic box will compliment her outdoor wedding theme beautifully! And I like that after the wedding, she and her husband can keep the box as a lovely decorative piece in their home.

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1 keepsake box

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    Gather your materials.
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    Test a swatch of your stain on the bottom of your wooden box. If the stain is too dark for your liking, dilute with water.
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    With a foam brush, wash an even coat of stain on the inside and outside of the box.
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    Choose your favorite decorative knob, and hot glue to the center of the lid.
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    Cut strips of vellum or paper large enough for guests to write little notes. I used the vellum to add more of an antique look, but any paper will do. If you do go with vellum, make sure to provide a marker like a Sharpie that will write on it without smearing.
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    For a little something extra, you can add a message to appear on the inside cover of the box. I did calligraphy on vellum, but of course you could use a printer instead.
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    Apply glue to the edges and adhere to the inside of the lid.
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    You can add a slight curl to the paper by running them on the edge of your scissors.
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    Now guests can write sweet little reminders and congratulations for the bride and groom!
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