Now, we know we’ve posted several times before about DIY rings, because there are just so many diverse and fantastic tutorials out there that will help you make differently styled rings made from all kinds of awesome materials. Have you ever thought, however, about whether or not you might also be able to make something to store or gift rings in instead? We gave a ring to a friend as a gift recently and we were pretty intent on making the ring box we presented to them ourselves as well, rather than buying one.
Just in case the idea of making your own ring box appeals just as much to you as it did to us, if not more, here are 15 of the most unique designs that we’ve come across so far in our search for guidance and inspiration!
1. Zipping macaron ring box
Have your best and most refined DIY skills always been your sewing skills, so you’re wondering whether you might be able to stitch an adorable ring box rather than making one out of harder materials? In that case, we think we might have found just the look for you right off the bat! Besides the fact that this makes a great learning project for people who want practice in zippers and smaller, more detailed projects, we’re also totally in love with the way Craft Passion sewed their boxes to look like colourful, delicious macarons.
2. Mechanical ring box with cogs and a key
Are you actually a very handy person indeed with a lot of knowledge about mechanical parts and how small, moving things work? Well, if that’s what you find most interesting, we have a feeling you’ll really appreciate the way Makezine made this stunning riing box that actually opens to reveal the thing under a metal spiral door when you turn a key!
3. Vintage inspired DIY velvet ring box
Have you actually always had a soft spot for those old fashioned velvet ring boxes like the kind your grandma used to keep her big and small jewelry pieces in when you were a kid, and perhaps even saved a few vintage ones to keep your best pieces in? Then we’re convinced that this fantastic tutorial from Wedding Bee that teaches you how to make a similar thing all on your own.
4. Wooden ring box with a wooden hinge
Have your best DIY skills actually always lied in your ability to do some woodworking and make things with moving parts rather than working with softer materials like fabric? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll get a real kick out of the way Instructables made this lovely little wooden ring box that even has its own wooden hinge.
5. Swivel-top branch section ring box
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about the way rings look when they’re gifted and displayed in boxes made of natural wood, but you’re just not sure that making a working wooden hinge is really the challenge you’re looking for? Then perhaps you’d get along better trying your hand at making a swivel instead! See how this one made from a cut and stained section of a branch was made on Ynaija.
6. Spiralled paper roses ring box
Perhaps you were actually hoping to make a much more simply styled and constructed ring box than some of what you’ve seen so far because you’re in a bit of a hurry, but you’d still like to make sure it’s really nice? Then turn your attention to this fantastic paper box from Guidecentral that’s lined with ribbon and features adorable paper quilled roses on the lid.
7. Birch log ring box
Were you actually a huge fan of both the wooden hinged box we showed you earlier and the swivelling idea that was made from a branch section but you’re finding that you’re having trouble deciding between the two? Well, who said you have to decide? Instead, take a look at how Ruffled made this combination box that’s made from a branch section but has a hinge and opens upward!
8. Terrarium ring box
Are you actually giving your ring to someone you’d really like to impress and who you know adores plant life and greenery displays? Then we’re pretty sure this idea fro, Crafts Unleashed will be just the kind of thing you’re looking for! We’re completely obsessed with the way they built an adorable terrarium inside a small, uniquely shaped glass box and nestled their ring right inside.
9. Stained wood and moss ring box
Perhaps you love the idea of making .a ring box that involves some kind of greenery but you’re just not sure that a glass box is really the way you want to go because you just love the look of stained wood so much? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Wedding Bee made this lovely little box and filled it with moss for their rings to nestle onto delicately.
10. DIY jewelry box for many rings
Rather than gifting or presenting a single ring to someone, or even just storing a singular special one yourself, have you been hoping to find a cute box solution that will help you store all of your rings in a pretty, safe, and space efficient way? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at the way A Bubbly Life made this fantastic ridged box that features spaces for rings to be wedged into so they sit upright and you can see which is which and find the one you’re looking for nice and easily.
11. Rustic seaside ring box
Just in case you’re still in love with the wooden box idea as a basic start to things but you’d rather customize your project further or take a slightly different spin than the typical woodland feel the simply stained ones have, here’s an alternative from Whisker Kisses Designs that’s perfect for people who adore the seaside and miss it frequently!
12. Origami ring box
Are you actually still scrolling through our list and thinking about how much you’d love to make a paper box but something about the one we showed you earlier just didn’t quite do it for you? Then here’s another alternative for your consideration! Check out how Paper Kawaii made it happen in surprisingly few simple steps. This is a great project for origami beginners!
13. Skinny wooden and magnetic ring box
Are you actually still thinking about all the different wooden ring boxes you’ve seen on the list and elsewhere so far and wondering whether you might be able to make one that’s a little more sleek, modern, or alternative looking, even though it’s still made of wood? In that case, we’d be willing to bet that you’re looking for something a little closer to what Winston Moy made here! It’s slimmer than the others and uses magnets to stay shut rather than hinges, swivels, or clasps.
14. Bedazzled plastic egg ring box
Have you actually been looking for something a little more whimsical and fun that you can make with or give to your kids to play with and keep their costume jewelry in? Then your patience has finally paid off, because this idea from Crafty Prapty is precisely that while also being an upcycling opportunity! Check out how they made it happen using a plastic egg like the kind you get in Easter candy, crafting rhinestones, and jewelled chain (which you can buy at the craft store or harvest from broken jewelry).
15. Seashell ring box
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about seaside inspired ring box ideas but you still found the version we showed you earlier a little heavier on the wooden aspect than you were picturing in your mind’s eye? In that case, we’d suggest taking a look at this lovely alternative from Paul Pape Designs that’s actually made from a seashell itself!