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Rustic Wedding Guestbook

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Rustic Wedding Wood Guestbook Sign After

Create a unique piece that will become a keepsake when you use wood stain and stencils on unfinished wood. This easy DIY guestbook will be a statement piece for your special day.

Step 1: Attach furring strips together using wood glue. Let the glue dry.

Step 2: Prepare the unfinished wood by sanding in the direction of the grain. Begin with #120 grit sandpaper and progress through #150 and #180 grits until smooth.

Step 3: Wipe the wood with a lint-free cloth to ensure a clean surface.  

Step 4: With another lint-free cloth, and in the direction of the grain, apply Ebony wood stain liberally to the sign. Allow the stain to sit for 2-3 minutes before wiping off, also in the direction of the grain. 

Step 5: Allow the stain to dry for approximately 1 hour. 

Step 6: Using stencils, paint a heart shaped design with the couple's name and wedding date with Testors Craft Acrylic Paint. Let paint dry for at least 1 hour. 

Step 7: Using enamel markers, guests can write their signature on the sign as a keepsake for the bride and groom.

Tip: Apply a clear top coat, such as Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane once all signatures are gathered for a long-lasting, durable finish.