How to Make a Photo "Guest Book" Wall Hanging for Your Wedding

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JenniferStern Jennifer Stern, contributor
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If you have a square ruler, you can quickly see the best way to crop your photo into a square.
Fold the square into quarters and press the folds to create creases that you can use as guidelines to center the photo.
Peel the paper backing off the photo.
If you have a square ruler, you can quickly see the best way to crop your photo into a square.

If you have a square ruler, you can quickly see the best way to crop your photo into a square.

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How often do you plan on dragging out the guest book to remember good times? Probably not very often. I had a very nice guest book at my wedding, and I don't even know where the darn thing is! I discovered another way to collect names and sweet nothings from your guests. While looking for picture frames for Mother's Day, I saw a large wall frame with a white mat that was designed to be signed by guests—perfect for the occasion of a wedding. I thought about it, and decided to create a wall hanging "guest book" project for quilter and sewing brides-to-be! Here's how to make a fabric version of the frame I saw in the craft store...

What you'll need:

  • A digital photo of the couple
  • Inkjet printable fabric sheets (I like iron-on Printed Treasures, www.printedtreasures.com)
  • High-thread-count muslin
  • Decorative threads of your choice...maybe the colors of the wedding
  • Warm and White cotton batting (or other low-loft batting)

Print the photo on a sheet of printable fabric. I like iron-on Printed Treasures because it stays nice and flat against the base fabric after it's been appliquéd on. Crop your photo into a square (or whatever shape you like).

crop your pic
If you have a square ruler, you can quickly see the best way to crop your photo into a square.

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Comments (1)

rkm132 writes: I would love to see a picture of the finished project, the photo guest book.
Posted: 12:59 pm on September 15th
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