Will You Be My...? ring boxes (DIY)
- Last updated on January 21, 2013 at 6:17 am
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I got these little plain unfinished wooden boxes for $1 each at A.C. Moore. Each one had a gold clasp closure that I didn't like, so I removed each one and then painted the inside and outside of each box using a metallic black paint. Originally I had planned to have 1 Maid-of-Honor and 3 Bridesmaids so I only bought 4 boxes, but then I decided that I wanted to add another good friend of mine to the wedding party... wouldn't you know that when I went back to the craft store to buy another box, they were out of them. I found a different kind of box and decided that I would use that one for my Maid-of-Honor. After the paint dried, I cut a piece of "watermelon" colored card stock to fit inside the lid and printed the words "I couldn't say I do without you... will you be my Bridesmaid?" to attach to the cardstock. I made one box for each of my Bridesmaids and my Maid-of-Honor. After the boxes were painted, I didn't like that you could see the tiny little holes where the clasp closures had been so I bought some little wooden hearts (they came painted red, so I painted them pink to match the wedding colors) and glued them onto the box to cover the holes. I used white posterboard to put inside the box and cut a slit in each one to insert a ring, similar to a ringbox from a jewelry store. I got a big bag of cheap little party favor rings and put one in each box.
I also found some adhesive rhinestone letters for $1 each so I picked up 2 K's, a C, an M, and an R (the first initial of each of my girls) and put them on the top of the each box to personalize them. But because I had to get a different box for my Maid-of-Honor, the letter didn't really work for her box... so I used them for the Bridesmaids and then for my Maid-of-Honor's box I bought 2 little wooden letters "R & B" (the first initials of her first and last names) and 2 more little wooden hearts, painted them pink and then glued them to the top of the box to personalize it.
I handed each of my lovely ladies their ringbox and once they opened it and accepted, I had one more surprise for them... a Bridesmaid Box! Stay tuned for more about that later! :)
***I'm usually really good about taking "before" and "during" pictures but for some reason, this time I didn't. Boo... :(***