- 4 years ago
Giving back after finding such great inspiration on other sites! This is my wedding ring cardbox, which I made for my Glitter and Glam bridal shower. I got my original inspiration here:
And this is what I made:
Here is my supply list:
Box – this was tough to find, but I found the right size at Hobby Lobby.
Paint – I used Matha Stewart satin finish in Indigo
Ribbon – Bought by the yard at Joann’s.
Styrofoam – I used a round styrofoam ring and a styrofoam cone – WHITE – that I got from Joann’s. I also used a sheet of white styrofoam cut to fit the lid of the box
Flowers – Dollar Store! They have great ones for Valentine’s Day!
Bling – David Tutera Bling on a Roll – this stuff ROCKS if you want glam
Glitter – The ring is done in Martha Stewart “smoky quartz” and the diamond is done in Martha Stewart “white gold”
What I did:
First I cut the top of the styrofoam cone off to the size “diamond” I wanted. I didn’t like how the original diamond sat sort of on top of the ring, and wanted mine to feel a touch more real (at least to me it looks that way). I used a butter knife and cut out a small section of the bottom of the diamond, and used fine grit sandpaper to shape it. I periodically “fit” the diamond over the ring because I didnt’ want to get too big.
Glitter time! I used Martha Stewart Glitter Glue. I coated that bad boy in glue, and just dumped glitter all over it. I then went back in and filled in any sparse areas. After it all dried, I sealed it with a layer of decoupage. This isn’t necessary if you don’t want to, but I didn’t want glitter flecking off everywhere and this sealed it right in.
After it all dried, I used styrofoam glue (and a couple of toothpicks in the base of the diamond just barely sticking out) to adhere the diamond to its ring. I put the diamond over the part of the ring that shows where the ends of the styrofoam are fused when they make the ring. This covered that spot and made the ring look flawless.
I primed my box with a light coat of white spraypaint, used an Xacto knife and my fiance to help cut the size hole, and then I painted everything. I didn’t paint the entire inside of the box, just the back wall where if you look in the slot you can see it. I didn’t want people to see brown if they actually looked toward the back of the box. I also decoupaged the paint because I didn’t want it to chip.
I wrapped the ribbon around the sides and used a small dab of hot glue inside the box to adhere the ribbon inside, and a few dots on the bottom to hold it in place. For the ribbon over the opening, I ran the entire ribbon over the slot, glued the top (inside the box), then cut the ribbon in the slot. I then folded the two ends over into the box and glued them. This was easier than trying to line up 2 seperate cut pieces I think.
I cut out the 2 center rows of a section of my Bling on a Roll and used hot glue to adhere that around the opening of the box.
I cut the styrofoam sheet to the size of my lid, minus just a little on each side. I adhered that to the box lid with some Styrofoam glue. I heard it was better than hot glue, but I also used Low temp hot glue. Don’t use high temp! It’ll melt the styrofoam.
I used the butter knife to cut a shallow center in the lid. I deliberately angled my ring so that when you look at the box head on you get a good profile of the ring. The ring straight forward didn’t look as appealing to me.
I used toothpicks and some hot glue to adhere the ring to the base.
I then use floral cutters to cut the flowers and started sticking them in the styrofoam lid base. You can’t fill it up too much, and I just moved them around until I was happy.
Done! This took a total of 6-8 hours I’d estimate
Let me know what you think. After my shower I’ll be looking to sell this too if anyone is interested. I’m in Sacramento, CA. If you have other questions, let me know and I’ll do my best to answer them. I do have more photos if needed.