we’ve been neglecting the ring bearer….

but no longer!  I think this idea is pretty cool:

From Brittni, of papernstitch [also via: Ruffled]

It’s a unique ceremony ring holder made from a vintage book. I made one for my own wedding, which was almost a year ago. And now that my wedding is long gone, I’d thought I’d share the idea. We wanted something different that would tie in the ceremony site with the reception (the reception was at the Downtown Library rooftop about a mile from the ceremony), and I couldn’t find anything that would work. So, I made this. It’s very easy, and will take all of ten minutes to complete. Perfect for the busy bride.

What you’ll need:
– vintage book
– ruler
– pencil
– xacto knife
– ribbon

DIY vintage book ring holder


Step 1: Choose a book that has special meaning to you or your relationship. Or perhaps is the color(s) of your wedding.

Step 2: Turn to almost halfway through your book (a little less than half), and draw a small two inch box center right (toward the outside of the book).

Step 3: Using a straightedge and an xacto knife, follow the guide of your box and begin slicing through along the lines. You will want to press down hard and go over each line over and over, so that you go through as many layers as possible. I would recommend cutting over each line at least six times.

DIY vintage book ring holder

Step 4: Once that is done, you can pop out the paper, revealing your hollowed out box. You may have to repeat step 3 several times to get the desired deepness for your “box”. Remember it only has to be as deep as the rings that will be going inside of it.

Step 5: Now slip a ribbon through the cut box (making sure to go through all of the pages that are cut).

Step 6: Slip the rings onto the ribbon and rest them inside your hollowed box. Close book and tie ribbon with a bow.

DIY vintage book ring holder


I think I need to find an old copy of Moby Dick or Treasure Island for this.  My dad has an old copy of Kon-Tiki that might work!

I really like how tying the ribbon keeps the rings safe, especially since they’ll be entrusted to a 3 and a half year old boy….

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3 Responses to we’ve been neglecting the ring bearer….

  1. Erin says:

    Such a cool idea!!!!! Simple AND Awesome! 😀

  2. Brian says:

    I love the directions: “Pick a book that is special to you. Cut a hole in it.” 🙂

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