Rustic Wedding Guest Book W/ Tree and Nature Theme, Custom Personalized Wooden Book W/ Leather Spine Leather clasp, wooden journal with tree



Each book is handcrafted to order from wood that has been carefully and artistically stained using a layering technique to give it a unique rustic chic look with character and depth. The spine of these books is formed from top grain cowhide leather and is rubbed with mink oil to bring out its distinct leathery aroma. Spines are made to a precise size to fit the exact number of pages giving these pieces a tight custom-made feel – This does, however, mean that pages cannot be added or removed later on. Your personalized monogram can be laser engraved into your book to make your unique piece your own and to add a personal touch that will be cherished.

These books are made to last! Each book is carefully constructed with the highest quality materials to ensure durability while maintaining its unique character and beautiful rustic chic look. These books are made to be displayed for a lifetime and they make wonderful unique, personal, sentimental, long lasting gifts. Their quality and personal touch make these books perfect for wedding photo albums, guest books, wood anniversary albums, family chronicles, family heirlooms, memorial books, artist portfolios and baby scrapbooks.

Each book comes with your choice of cardstock, recycled cardstock, double thick cardstock, torn edge pages, alternating cardstock and clear/transparent pages, or scrapbook album pages. See photos and detailed description below.


BOOK DESIGN: Blank book with rustic layered brown stain, leather spine and medium black metal H hinges.


DIMENSIONS: Sized to fit 8.5X11” Pages. Thickness will vary with number of pages selected.

PAGES: All pages are archival, acid-free and photo-safe. Pages are fixed and are NOT removable or refillable. Scrapbook pages include cardstock inserts which can be removed.

ENGRAVING: Includes text as well as pictured graphic on front cover. For additional text or custom graphics see

CREATION TIME: Typically, 4 weeks. For urgent orders, an upgrade to priority processing may be requested and will be accommodated where possible. Additional fees apply.

LARGER VERSION available here:

--== PAGE OPTIONS ==--
All pages are archival quality, acid free and photo safe. Photo-safe permanent glue dots are recommended for adhering photos and media to page options with a cardstock backing.

1. Cardstock
Premium heavyweight cardstock that will not degrade your photos, writing, or artwork over time. This is a good option for a guest book, journal, or sketchbook. Also available in black by request.
To select this option, choose “Cardstock” in the page options drop-down menu.

2. Recycled Cardstock
100% Recycled environmentally friendly cardstock. This premium off-white cardstock is made using no new trees and is 100% post consumer fiber. This stock has a neutral pH, it is chlorine free, archival quality, acid free and FSC certified. This is a good option for an environmentally friendly guest book or journal.
To select this option, choose “Recycled Cardstock” in the page options drop-down menu.

3. Double Thick Cardstock
Premium double thick heavyweight cardstock that will not degrade your photos, writing, or artwork over time. This is a good option for instant photo guest books, scrapbook journals, or multimedia sketchbooks. Also available in black by request.
To select this option, choose “DBL Thick Cardstock” in the page options drop-down menu.

4. Torn Edge pages
High quality heavyweight pages with hand torn edges that give an ultra rustic and vintage look. Also available in black by request. Specialty papers may be available for this option – inquire for availability.
To select this option, choose “Torn Edge Pages” in the page options drop-down menu.

5. Alternating cardstock and clear pages
Alternating pages of premium cardstock (described above) and clear/transparent archival plastic sheets (every second page is clear plastic). This option makes it easy to access the cardstock to write on or adjust photos, but still adds a layer of protection for the contents of the book. The plastic is NOT STICKY. This is a great option when both sides of the pages will be used and easy access to them is ideal. This option helps protect your contents from smudges and transferring when the book is closed. This is a popular option for guest books and journals.
To select this option, choose “Cardstock + Clear” in the page options drop-down menu. Also available in black by request.

6. Scrapbook album pages
Clear plastic scrapbook style pockets (one large pocket encasing premium heavyweight cardstock). Cardstock can be slid out and photos can be adhered, or you can add your own pages. This option is ideal for use in projects where additional protection is needed and where multiple sized photos/media are being added.
To select this option, choose “Scrapbook Album” in the page options drop-down menu.

NOTE: For wedding guest books, it is recommended that you remove all pages and have guests fill them out separately, then add them back into the book at a later time - otherwise this option is not recommended for guest books. Removing the cardstock from the protective sleeves and then re-inserting it can make signing your guest book a challenge.


HINGES - Three hinge types are available – large black metal T hinges, medium black metal H hinges and a braided leather hinge. If you would like a different hinge type than the one shown in the first example image, please contact me.

CUSTOMIZATION - Further customization is available. If you are looking to add a custom engraving to your piece that is different from what you see in the example images, you can add one in the add-ons section of the shop. Custom staining is currently not available. Custom size books are currently not available. Book sizes available are:

8.5X11” Portrait
12X12” Square with a portrait look
11X8.5” Landscape
11X17” Large panorama

TIMELINE – To keep the scheduled shipping date, designs must be confirmed within five days of receiving them.

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Paypal and Etsy direct are the preferred methods of payment. Currently I do not accept money orders.

Everything in my shop is made in, and ship from, Canada. If you are having your item shipped outside of Canada, please be aware of the import duties that may be charged to you by your country. I will not cover these charges under any circumstances.

Please complete your payment as soon as possible. I will not start the creation process on your project until payment has been processed and we have communicated details about your project. If I do not receive payment and communication within one week of the order being placed, I will cancel the order.

Shipping from Canada

All orders will be shipped to your Etsy Address. If you would like to arrange for delivery to another address, please contact me to make arrangements.

Please provide a contact phone number with your order. This number will only be used by the courier delivering your package in case of difficulty delivering your package. The courier will only guarantee delivery times if a contact number has been provided.

Since everything I create is made to order and each project can take several weeks to complete, creation + shipping time should be taken into consideration if you need your order by a certain date. If you require rush delivery on an item, please contact me to make arrangements (an additional fee may apply).

Contact me to upgrade your shipping to Priority or Express and tracking.

International shipments outside of Canada and the US are shipped with International Parcel - Surface service and can take up to 3 months to be delivered depending on the country you are in. Larger items may also incur additional shipping fees which will be noted before your project is started. If you need to receive your order quickly you can upgrade the shipping on your package by requesting a shipping upgrade in addition to priority processing.

Shipments to Canada and the US using standard ground shipping typically take 1-10 business days to arrive at their destination. Upgrades to express and overnight shipping services are available (additional fees apply). A different courier and service from the one you selected may be used depending on couriers' history of delivering packages safely and on time to your area - Rustic Engravings will make this call and may contact you if a different shipping method from the one you chose is recommended.

All customs fees will be paid by buyer. If your item is not picked up from the post office or it has an incorrect address, and it is sent back to me as a result, a second shipping fee will be charged to send your package a second time.

Although Rustic Engravings does ship to the US, there may be an additional charge for shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico. Also, if you live in an extremely rural area, there is a very small chance that I will not be able to ship to you or there will be an additional fee to cover the extra postage. If you live in the absolute middle of nowhere and you think shipping to your address may incur additional fees, send me a message and I will double check for you. I will not add on any fees without your permission.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept cancellations

Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase

I don't accept returns or exchanges

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Returns and exchange details

Since the items sold in my store are custom made to order art pieces, no returns will be accepted under any circumstances. These pieces are custom made usable artwork and I check everything before I send it out and I will only ship products that meet my high standards of quality.

Since all items are made to order, wood grain will differ from the example image but I always try to select wood with an interesting grain pattern so each book will have character. Note that creative liberties are taken in the creation of each piece. The coloring and texture of your piece will vary from the original listing as well as from the mockup design. When you are purchasing one of my pieces, you are ordering a unique, customized, made-to-order art piece. If your book contains screws, please note that screw color may also vary. Screws may be black or brass depending on what I have in stock. Screw color is not guaranteed but if you prefer a specific color please send me a message and I will try to accommodate your request.

I can only refund items that are damaged during shipping if you, the recipient, open the package with the mail carrier present and initiate a damage claim through the mail carrier. I can issue a refund once that claim has been resolved.

Please be aware of your country's import laws. Rustic Engravings will not issue a refund for any package that is held at the boarder due to import restrictions. Note that as of 2019 USA import laws have become more strict. All products sold by Rustic Engravings comply with USA import regulations however, you may be required to fill out an additional customs form for importing wooden products to the USA which can delay your package. If you are concerned about a delay, please contact me as soon as possible.


I am happy to work with you to create a custom order. I can also take bulk orders.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I place an order? What are the steps?

To place an order, first, select the listing for the style of book or sign you like, then select the options and add your piece to your cart. Include a description of the text/engraving you would like. Everything you see in the example images is an included option for any book or sign, but if you would like something engraved that you don't see, you can go to the add-ons section and add a custom graphic to your order. Be sure to include a high resolution image of what you would like engraved or a description of what you would like. Once your order is processed you'll receive a few mockups to confirm your engraving design - this is where it can bee tweaked to perfection. You'll get tracking info as soon as your piece is ready to ship.

What is the difference between the pages?

Detailed descriptions and photos are given in each listing as well as recommendations for certain projects. Please see listings for details.

Can I add pages to my book later on?

No. Book spines are made to a precise size to fit the exact number of pages giving these pieces a tight custom-made feel – This does, however, mean that pages cannot be added or removed later on.

Can I speed up processing and get this quickly?

Yes. There are a few premade pieces available each month for quick creation. These are listed in the add-ons section of the shop under "priority order". They are limited and they are only available until they sell out.

Do you add my photos to my book?

No. All books created here are blank. You can fill your piece however you like when you receive it.

Reviews (2)


We bought this for our wedding reception and we love it. The detail that went into it and the craftsmanship is incredible. When I ordered it I wasn't 100% sure because it is a lot of money; but after getting it I would do it again in a heartbeat. Highly recommend it.

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