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DIY Hand-Lettered Wooden Ring Box

Add a Special Touch to Your Wedding With a DIY Hand-Lettered Wooden Ring Box

Adding personal and unique touches to your wedding couldn't be simpler with this gorgeous hand-lettered ring bearer box. Bare wooden boxes, which are surprisingly inexpensive (under $3), come in all shapes and sizes at your local craft supply store. Once painted, you can personalize the box by adding names, a wedding date, or a favorite quote. What I love most about this project is that the box can be repurposed as a jewelry box and will be the perfect wedding keepsake for years to come.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Bare wooden box (you can find them at any craft supply store)
  • Small paintbrush
  • Spare fabric
  • Pillow filling
  • Gold and white acrylic paint
  • Paper
  • Graphite pencil
  • Ribbon
  • Needle and thread
  • White oil-based paint marker
  • Scissors

Step 1:

Paint the outside of the box. For this project, I painted the lid of the box gold and the base of the box white. Wait 30 minutes or until dry.

Tip: Hang the open box on a spray can to allow for easy drying.

Step 2:

Paint the inside of the box, and let dry.

Step 3:

Using a pencil and a piece of paper, sketch out a design for the top of the box. If you plan on free handing the lettering, move directly to step eight.


Step 4:

With the text side down, use a pencil to shade over the back side of the paper.

Step 5:

Place the paper (text side up) onto the top of the box. Use a pencil to firmly trace over the lettering.

Step 6:

Remove the paper and you should see a light pencil tracing on the box.

Step 7:

Use the marker to go over the tracing.

Step 8:

Cut fabric to roughly the length and width of the box, leaving 3/4 inches of excess margin. You'll need two pieces of fabric, equal in length.

Step 9:

Overlap the two pieces of fabric (print sides facing each other). Sew three of the four edges together. Knot the thread.

Step 10:

Flip the fabric inside out. You should have formed a little pocket. Add filling to the inside of the pocket. Sew the remaining edge up.

Step 11:

Stuff the pillow into the box. Sew a piece of ribbon to the center of the pillow.

Step 12:

String the rings onto the ribbon, and secure with a simple bow.

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