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painted guestbook


After the myriad of watercolor projects this spring, I’ve complied quite the paint collection. This bright and artistic (masterpiece) guest book is a fun solution and would be a fresh idea for your next celebration.

To recreate; find an old frame and fill it with an extra large sheet of artist paper. Leave guests instructions to write in their name + well wishes with a white crayon and leave the paints out with brushes and water. After the piece is dry, you will have a pretty log of who celebrated with you and a gorgeous dose of watercolor art.

I originally designed this with a wedding in mind, but wouldn’t it also be a fun way to end a kids party? Their little friends will love playing in the paints and your child will be left with a treasured remembrance of his special day.

PS. My favorite painted wedding mural ever.



  • Bianca
    May 16, 2011 at 10:14 am

    I really love that idea! I’m hoping God’s willing to have my party this year- July 11th be really bright and colorful! This gives me some GREAT ideas!

  • Meagan
    May 16, 2011 at 11:02 am

    This is so cute – such a great unique idea!

    Thank you for your congrats on our new house! We’re so excited :)

  • elissa :: ebb & flow
    May 16, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    i love projects where you’re guaranteed to get a different result every time. great thinking!

  • very married
    May 16, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    this would be fun even for a dinner party or something! I feel like i’m constantly saving your ideas for future parties.

  • Sandi
    May 17, 2011 at 7:10 am

    I love this for a kids party!

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  • [email protected]
    May 19, 2011 at 2:56 am

    What a fun idea – I think I’m going to use it for an upcoming party for one of my kids. I think it could also be great as a teacher’s gift from the class, or for a going away party with a fun theme! Thanks for the inspiration!

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