Record Guest Book

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

This is really cool and so special! Also REALLY affordable and unique :0)

Post # 4
4 posts

Neat! Looking forward to see how it worked!!

Post # 5
5 posts
  • Wedding: December 2015

I have totally fallen in love with this idea, very well done. Do you intend for people to sign the record directly or the shadow box that its in?

Post # 7
6 posts
  • Wedding: April 2013


We are planning on doing this for our wedding next months but we are not sure what markers to use. We bought some sliver fine point Sharpies but the ink bleeds along the grooves of the record! What markers did you use and did you have trouble with ink bleeding?


Post # 8
46 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

I could also use some advice on exactly which markers work for writing on the vinyl!

Post # 9
519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Cambridge Mill

I know this is an old thread but I just finished making these for my own wedding and I wanted to comment on the issue PP’s were having with markers bleeding.

Hopefully this will help anyone else who is wanting to do this! 🙂

There is no marker out there that we could find that wouldn’t bleed OR dry fast enough to avoid smudges.

SO instead we purchased a spray can of Krylon Low Odour Clear Spray in Matte finish (recommended to us by the ladies are the art store), and sprayed the vinyl records, coating them to give them a more writable surface. Well it worked!!! After this the Metallic Silver Sharpies worked perfectly fine! No smudes, no bleeding.

Also want to note that if you have 100+ guests you most definitely are going to need more than 1 vinyl record for people to sign. We are having 90-100 and I made 3. Consider that most people will write something short along with their signature. 

My phone doesn’t take the best pictures but here are how mine turned out (only showing the middle one here):

For quick reference this is what I used:

  • x3 random vinyl records from the local book/record store in near mint condition – $7ea
  • x3 12×12 scrapbook sheets from Michaels – $1ea
  • x3 Ikea record frames (GLADSAX) $9.99ea
  • All Purpose Glue Dots from Michaels (to adhere record to paper and paper to the backing of frame/keeps everything centered) – I think these were about $8 but you get 300 so it’s multi-use for all projects and optional here, suppose you could use a glue gun as well.
  • I used CorelDraw (any design software would work) to create labels (went about 1/8″ larger than the existing label on the record) and had them printed at Staples on a full page label sheet. 1 page was $7.99 
  • 1 can of Krylon Low Odour Clear Spray in Matte finish $10.99
  • x2 Metallica Silver Sharpies $2.49ea

So all in all to make 3 of these you’re looking at (including taxes and I am in Canada so all you USA bee’s probably wouldn’t pay as much) $90

Not bad considering how much people are selling these for on Etsy, and remember shipping costs!




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