If you’re planning a wedding or know someone who is and you’re looking for some alternatives to traditional projects, this wedding guest book alternative using a globe is a fun way to save messages from your friends and family.
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For their wedding, Gloria and Georges wanted to keep the decor budget friendly, but special at the same time and that meant creating some fun diy projects.
You Mean the World to Us Sign for Wedding Guest
Since they would be joining two cultures, Gloria and Georges wanted to have their ceremony, decor, and reception reflect that. After seeing some pins using a globe for a guest book, Gloria was on the hunt for a globe that was decorative, not too large, but big enough for her guests to leave messages on. She found one at World Market that she liked. Amazon also has a great selection of globes that would work well for this project. (affiliate)
Using the phrase “You Mean the World to Us” along with the globe was a fun nod to the multi-cultural nature of the couple and their guests that were sharing their special day.
Making the Sign for the Guest Book Globe
I used the contour tool in Cricut Design Space to manipulate an image that I found. I wanted the word “world” in a fancy font and finding an image was easier than using text and trying to make sure I got all of the letters connected properly. I searched the image library and found “Joy to the World” by Season to Spakle. It’s #M84888A8. The contour tool is one of my favorite discoveries while using my Cricut. Sometimes, I’ll find an image that I want to use, but I don’t want all of the image. That’s where the contour tool comes in. You’ll find it in the lower right hand corner of design space.
How to Use the Contour Tool in Cricut Design Space
- Search for an image and insert it into a new project
- Highlight the image
- Click Contour and a pop up screen comes up
- Use the side bar to click and remove portions of the image
- Check to make sure you’ve contoured the image to keep the white spaces that you want, like the inside of an o, or the loop of an l.
- You can now cut the image that includes only the parts you want. If you save it, it will save with the contours.
I purchased several of these acrylic frames at Michaels for wedding projects.
Using the Skinny Bold Font ( free download), I created the words for the sign. Pale pink card stock was cut to size and added to the frame for backing.
We loved how this turned out! It is large enough for guests to notice it and it let them know that the globe was being used as an alternative to a traditional guest book.
Supply List for Globe Wedding Guest Book Alternative
- Vinyl Sheets
- Cricut Air Explore 2 and tools
- Acrylic frame
- Card Stock Sheet
- Paper Cutter
I loved that Gloria and Georges incorporated lots of special diy touches into their wedding decor and I was happy to help create some of them. I heard lots of the guests saying that they loved this idea. Instead of having a book as a keepsake that is likely to be stored away, the globe can be a decor piece in their home, reminding them of their friends and family who shared their special day with them.
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Use a Globe for a Wedding Guest Book Alternative
Gloria has the globe displayed on their entryway table along with the cake topper that says “I’d travel the world for you.” It’s a sweet reminder each day of the people they love who shared their day with them.
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