Tonight, I made an attempt at making my own guest book. I started off with an old scrapbook. It was kind of hideous, so I hadn't done anything with it.
First, I had to rip off the raised photo holder on the front and pull out the ribbon (and take out the pages that I didn't need).
Then I wrapped the book part in navy colored fabric. It took a lot of experimentation with different kinds of glues, but I got it figured out (double sided tape -- from Dollar Tree!). Then I covered up the inside where the fabric was glued and folded over with some ivory paper.
Then I strung it all together using some sheer ribbon and tied it in a pretty bow. :)
I like it, but it's just too plain. I have to figure something out to do with it. I did a little experimentation with more ribbon in different spots, but I'm not sure I like it. I'll figure something out!
I'm actually more excited for what is going to go inside the guest book. I'm going to put a photo of Philip and I in the center of each page. Then the guests can sign around the photos. I am going to ask guests to write notes to us instead of just putting their names. I think it will be cute. :)