Among the many elements to play around with at your Halloween wedding would be a really fun alternative guest book. Why go with the usual pages and a pen, when you can opt for a witch’s cauldron of wishing scrolls and black-feathered quills? Sound creepy enough for you? Come and see how you can conjure this up for your own reception. So easy, no magic spells needed! This post is part of our Halloween styled shoot series.
Materials you will need:
– a terra cotta pot in the shape of a cauldron or kettle*
– a large wooden spoon
– black spray paint (read the label to suit the material of your cauldron)
– 2 or 3 pens with black or metallic casings
– sheets of parchment
– black chicken or marabou feathers
– black ribbon
– faux cobwebs
– hot glue gun
– pair of scissors
*If the right-shaped pot isn’t available, you could substitute a large fishbowl or a globe-shaped vase.
Step 1: Turn your humble pot into a witch’s cauldron.
– Spray paint your chosen container both inside and out.
– Paint the wooden spoon in the same way.
– Allow these to dry thoroughly for several hours.
Step 2: Transform plain old pens into creepy quills.
– Using the hot glue gun, attach 2 or 3 black feathers onto the closed end of each pen.
– Wind black ribbon around the length of the pens to hide the glued-on ends of the feathers.
Step 3: Prepare the scrolls for guests’ wishes.
– Hand-tear the parchment to “wedding wish” size, creating rough edges around each sheet.
– Roll these up into scrolls and stand them upright in the cauldron.
Step 4: Set up a witch-worthy display!
– Position the wishing cauldron at one end of your wedding table, or set up a separate guest book station for this.
– Place the feathered quill pens inside along with the scrolls.
– Lay the wooden spoon alongside, and drape the entire display with faux cobwebs—extending to the other table elements for an overall eerie look!
“Bubble, bubble! Toil and trouble!” Not exactly what you’d like guests to wish upon you. But this little witch-inspired vignette does make for a quirky guest book idea for Halloween, don’t you think?!