Jen Causey-Kidder
Jen Causey-Kidder May 23, 2014

DIY | Wood Block Wedding Ring Holder

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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…



  • 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.


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! 


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


This is a grade-school transfer technique.

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


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


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.


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.


Let it dry…


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!


Then fill in with a paint pen or real paint.


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.


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


Then just screw it in.


It’s done – and it’s fabulous.

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


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


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.


His & Hers


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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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