Let’s put our vows (and our bling) on a pedestal with this adorable wedding ring holder!!! With a few simple supplies and a grade-school transfer technique, in under an hour you can have your very own custom display for your most important piece of jewelry. Are you obsessing yet – because I am! One for him and one for you…

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SUPPLIES:

  • basswood carving blocks (7″ x 3.5″ x 1.75″)
  • Sharpies in your choice of color
  • possibly craft paint and brush
  • Martha Stewart Crafts gloss enamel spray paint
  • cup hooks (5/8″)
  • pencil
  • our FREE design download below

Download our FREE design {here} and print onto regular printer paper.

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The first step is to seal the wood blocks using Martha Stewart Crafts gloss enamel spray, so that when you use the Sharpies – the ink won’t bleed into the wood. This basswood is pretty porous so I did two coats. Let’s be honest – if you are going to use paint and not Sharpies, you can eliminate this step – but Sharpies are so easy! 

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Cut out our free design downloads or create your own using ANY font you would like.

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This is a grade-school transfer technique.

First, shade the backside of your design with pencil – leaving lot’s of graphite behind…

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..then trace your design onto the wood block – leaving the perfect pencil outline to color in!

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Using any Sharpie, paint pen or paint and brush – fill in your design. If it’s a delicate font you’ll need to use a fine tip pen.

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For this design I wanted black edges and didn’t want to color them with the Sharpie (which you CAN totally do) so I painted the sides with MSC satin paint in Beetle Black.

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Let it dry…

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Same steps as above. Shade the backside of your design with pencil then trace onto your block surface – leaving the perfect outline to color in. Easy-peasy!

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Then fill in with a paint pen or real paint.

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Since this gold paint pen has a very distinct color (and I wanted it all to match) I colored in the sides with the paint pen instead of paint.

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To make adding the cup hook a breeze, make a nail hole first.

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Then just screw it in.

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It’s done – and it’s fabulous.

**Optional step: to further seal your design – apply another 2 coats of the gloss enamel spray.

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All that’s left is to hang your wedding rings!

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CRAFTERS TIP: Very Important: If you have a wide ring width – you might need a larger cup hook then we have here! When purchasing your cup hooks make sure that you are happy with how your ring hangs from it.

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His & Hers

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As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter please use the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY and it will show up on our Get Social page. Happy Crafting!

DIY Tutorial Credits

Photography: Studio 11 Photography // DIY tutorial + free download by: Jen | Something Turquoise // basswood carving block (7″ x 3.5″ x 1.75″), Sharpies, Martha Stewart Crafts paint in Beetle Black and Gloss Enamel spray: Michaels // cup hooks: Lowe’s // nail polish: China Glaze – Too Yacht to Handle 


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