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Project

Origami Guest-Book Display

Introduction

Set up a lively guest-book table with patterned paper in bright hues. Guests pen notes on origami paper, then seal them with a sticker. The banners are also made from origami squares -- no fancy folding required.

Guest Book How-To

Origami squares come precut, so this guest book couldn't be easier. Set out stacks of paper (we mixed solids with patterns in shades of red and orange), as well as dot stickers and coordinating pens. Guests write a message to the newlyweds on the back of a sheet, roll it up, seal it with a dot, and drop it into glass hurricanes (place a few samples inside beforehand so guests will take the cue). Each container is embellished with a strip of card stock trimmed with scalloping shears; secure to outside of glass with double-sided tape.

Banner How-To

Decide how long you want the banner to be, and cut a piece of double-face satin ribbon to length. For the large banner, we used origami paper roughly 6 inches square; for the smaller ones, we used 3-inch origami squares. For each panel, fold top third of paper over the ribbon and secure with a glue stick; leave 1/2-inch spaces between the panels. Tie 6-inch lengths of matching ribbon between panels; trim away the excess, cutting ends at an angle.

Source
Martha Stewart Weddings

Reviews (6)

  • burkartem 1 Feb, 2012

    I love this display!! Im actually going to use it at my wedding this fall! I agree with some comments, that it's kind of misleading with there being no actual book, but Ive brainstormed and I've come up with an idea! I'm going to cut the paper to 2 1/2" by 3 1/2" because thats the size of a baseball card and it fits perfectly in those baseball card holder sheets that go in a 3 ring binder!! That way you'll be able to see everyone's message and all the pretty oragamy paper!! Hope this helps!

  • kellybrown 17 Aug, 2008

    I agree with Eternity...It seems as if there should be one more step to actually take the paper and make an origami "book" with it for the couple to keep...

  • Arthurslove 28 Jul, 2008

    This idea is soo cute and I want to use it at my wedding in October but where can I find origami paper cut that size and a specific color hue?

  • eternity 9 Jun, 2008

    I think this is a great idea, but the title of the project is: "Guest "BOOK" Display",right? Either I misread the "project" or "Where's the Book?"

  • wongc29 5 Jun, 2008

    Brilliant!!! I am using this for a baby shower (guest will write notes to the parents to be)

  • homesicksoutherner 15 May, 2008

    Great idea!!! We are adapting this idea for a 25th anniversary party! Thanks!