One of my favorite DIY wedding crafts (other than the signs we built and painted) was staining and painting this custom ring box!
When we decided to have two ‘ring bearers’ in the wedding I thought it would be cute to craft a small ring box for one of them to carry.
I saw a similar project on Pinterest, and spent some time looking for the right box. I actually visited a Michael’s store (in person!! shock!!) but didn’t find exactly what I wanted. I ended up finding this card box online (amazon).
I wanted a box with a divider in the middle, a ‘his & hers’ style box.
I loved that this one was unfinished, so I could stain it the color of my choice. I ended up using the stain we purchased for our dresser project, a beautiful pecan shade.
I ended up staining the box with two coats. Though I started with the wrong type of brush for this project, I ended up using a small sponge brush to evenly coat the layers of stain (thanks to my husband’s helpful tips).
After the second coat dried, I cut a large jewelry cotton insert in half and stuffed each side. I didn’t plan to do this, but after seeing the box stained, I decided it needed more color, so I grabbed the ‘A’ stencil I used for the signage and painted it in wedding blue! For fun, I added a J & A on the inside as well. I only took a photo of our rings in the box — the day of the ceremony, they were in the pocket of one of Johnny’s groomsmen, just in case.
I loved this little DIY project. As an added bonus, now we will have this special box for any mementos we collect as husband and wife! It’s currently living on a shelf in our master bedroom.