Editor’s Note: This week, we’re celebrating the upcoming Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton by featuring some wedding crafts! Each designer is bringing their “royal best” to the table with crafts that will inspire you to craft along with us!
A few weeks ago I showed you how to use recycled fabric to make shabby-chic flowers. Today, I’m going to show you how a few of these blooms and some pearly accents can transform a standard guest book into a personalized centerpiece.
- Victoria Lynn Guestbook
- Fabric scraps from the bridal and bridesmaid’s alterations
- Felt for the flower bases
- Flower stamens and/ or Jewels f
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
Start by making flowers using the tutorial I shared with you here. I used 3 small ones (based on felt circles the size of a quarter), 3 medium ones, and 4 large ones. Next, I took the pearl stamens and cut them in half. Hot glue them to the back of the large and medium flowers.
Next, prep your guestbook. I wasn’t digging the heart embellishment, so I carefully cut the plastic bar that held it to the tulle. (There was some glue, too, but it pulled away easily. I decided to leave the tulle. It added a little more interest.
Start hot gluing your fabric rosettes in a diagonal pattern, from upper left to lower right. Place the large rosettes first, then fill in with the medium-sized ones, then the smallest ones to fill in the empty spaces.
That’s it. It took me about an hour to make my flowers, and only 20 minutes to prep the book and glue it all together. Now isn’t this nicer that just a plain, white book? And come to think of it, you could whip up one of these in your graduate’s school colors for graduation open houses and parties…or baby showers… well, just about anything. Have fun!