Sunday, April 29, 2012

DIY Wedding Gifts #1: Thumbprint Guest Tree

One of my friends is getting married next month.  She and her fiance are Pinterest fans and have used some of the ideas there for their wedding plans.  I pinned a really cool thing awhile ago that the bride also liked:  a thumbprint wedding guest tree.
Have you see these?  There are several varieties available (search Pinterest and Etsy).  The idea is simple: guests leave a fingerprint instead of signing a traditional guestbook.  vintage_dress_wedding_13They are not all trees…balloons seem to be a popular choice and the peacock is pretty cool.200-bike-guestbook-3balloonsprintpeacockMy friend asked me to give the tree a shot, so out came my watercolors. I haven’t painted in a long time…it was fun!DSCN7747I cut the paper so that the painting would fit in a 16 X 20 frame.DSCN7748I decided to add a city skyline….we love our San Antonio!DSCN7750And, a big tree!


DSCN7759The sky went in next with a washed-out skyline. Then, the field and the tree itself.
DSCN7760The bride and groom’s initials “carved” into the tree!DSCN7762I had to add a few bluebonnets!DSCN7770A few finishing touches and the wedding info…and it’s done!
What do you think?  With “leaves”, I think it’ll be a neat keepsake.  I hope they like it.

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