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Create a Wedding Guestbook Shadow Box with your Laser



– Create a Wedding Guestbook Shadow Box with your Laser

These dimensional wedding guestbook shadow boxes are a fun and creative alternative to traditional paper guestbooks, and they’re quickly becoming a popular choice for weddings.

This crafty idea includes laser cut wooden hearts that guests can write their names and/or well wishes on. The best part is that this treasured keepsake can be displayed by the bride and groom for years to come! Read on to learn how you can create your own laser cut wedding guestbook shadow box.

Project Settings

Materials Needed
Machine Used
Fusion M2 40 120w
Laser Engraving
Laser Vector Cutting
Speed10% Power100% Frequency10

Prepare the Artwork

Download the design files and customize for your happy couple. Change the shape of the hearts as necessary.

design files for a wedding guestbook shadow box

Send to the Laser

Insert the wood sheet into the laser and send the job.

laser engraving a wedding guestbook shadow box


To reduce the width of the shadow box, we added 4 scrap cork pieces to each corner. We then measured and laser cut scrap wood to size (pictured below) and placed it on top. You can use any scrap material you may have on hand to reduce the width – wood, acrylic, etc.

reduce the width of a wedding guestbook shadow box

After engraving and cutting the pieces, have your guests sign a heart and place into the box. If the positioning of the pieces is important, we suggest applying small amounts of wood glue to the back of each heart.

assembling a wedding guestbook shadow box

Custom laser engraved wedding guestbook shadow box

What types of occasions would feature guestbook shadow boxes?

  • Weddings
  • Baby showers
  • Anniversary parties & other special events

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