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Topic: Proposing -- DIY Ring Box Ideas?  (Read 1558 times)
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« on: April 02, 2009 06:18:54 AM »

Hi!  I'm a geeky guy dating a geeky girl.  I'm about to propose, but I haven't figured out what to do about a ring box yet.  I'm pretty crafty guy, so I am considering making a nice box or something that will hold 2 rings (mine and hers).

I love mermaids and she loves pirates.  So if this goes well, you might get some awesome pictures of a Pirate/Mermaid wedding on the beach!   Cheesy

I can sew & paint, but I am terrible with crochet/knitting.  I can't seem to find any ideas that aren't "buy a ring box"  Grin  I'm proposing in less than 2 weeks, so I'm totally desperate for ideas.


« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009 08:46:53 AM »

Craft stores (Michael's, AC Moore, et al.) sell unfinished wooden boxes that you can decoupage with images that are meaningful for you.  That will fit in well with your painting skills.

An idea might be to get boxes of several sizes and nest them like Russian dolls.  Put the ring in the smallest box, which is the last she would open.

You could also make the box using wood from a hardware store.
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2009 01:32:18 PM »

OK, this is totally dorky and might be too cheesy, but maybe you will be into it.

Since you guys like mermaids/pirates, what about filling up a mini treasure chest that you make and decorate with all sorts of cheap rings/jewels/etc and the real ring amongst them?! Or a clue leading her to the real ring?
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2009 02:30:43 PM »

Oh I like the treasure chest thing, you could make a little map that leads to the treasure. 
Or if you don't like the treasure chest you make a little ship and the ring could be on the anchor or the helm.  Plus that leaves a ridiculously cute story for when everyone asks later.  How can she say no after all of that?

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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2009 09:25:23 AM »

Like get 2 halves and glue them together at an angle (so it's open) and put some velvet or satin inside with the ring on top
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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2009 05:12:12 AM »

The treasure chest all the way!
You could even make a low cushion in the bottom of a treasure chest type box that the real ring nests in [just like a normal ring box]  then add the costume jewels on top so as the removes treasures she gets to the lovely nestled ring at the bottom.


« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2009 07:17:05 AM »

How did it go? What did you end up doing?  Congratulations!!!

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