As part of our 10 year anniversary celebration this month, my husband and I renewed our wedding vows with our children.
To keep our children’s attention during the ceremony, and to keep the out of trouble (they are 6-year-old boys), we gave them each a job to do. One son would hold mommy’s bouquet while our other son would hold mommy and daddy’s wedding rings.
As our celebration drew closer, I started wondering if giving something as treasured and mommy and daddy’s wedding rings to a 6-year-old boy was really the best idea after all. (Seriously, I’ve seen adults loose wedding rings.) Then I thought of the perfect paper craft project to keep our wedding rings safe, and to create a beautiful accent piece for my bouquet.
Silhouette Jewelry Gift Box Tutorial
Silhouette Shape: Jewelry Gift Box
Cardstock of your choice
Ribbon, tulle, flowers or other embellishments to decorate your box.
Open the Silhouette Jewelry Gift Box Shape in your Silhouette Studio software.
Ungroup the shape and delete the insert for the earrings since that won’t be used for this tutorial.
Select all to grab the shape, then deselect the slit (3 pieces total, see below) on the ring insert. Regroup the shape. Every thing should now be grouped together except for the slit on the ring insert.
If your box will be holding more than one ring like mine, duplicate the slit and move the new (2nd) slit below the first slit.
Group each slit separately and move both slits to center vertically within the square box area.
For our rings to fit tightly in the slits of the ring insert, I needed to adjust the dimensions of the slits. To do this, I measured the width of our rings and the width of our bands and adjusted the size of the slits as necessary. In the end, I needed to shorten the height and width for my ring, and expand the height and width for my husband’s ring.
Once the slits of the ring insert are sized correctly, center align the slits to each other, and center within the square box area.
Select all and regroup the shape and reposition shape for cutting.
Load your cardstock into your Silhouette and send your project to your cutter. Remember to double-check your paper type, blade depth and cut speed.
(Note: Since you are cutting a box, you may want to use double-sided paper so the inside of the box is not plain white, or a pattern or color you don’t like.)
(Optional: Perform a test cut.)
Cut your project.
Assemble your jewelry box by folding and adhering the tabs to the inside of the adjacent side flap.
Finish your jewelry box with ribbon, tulle, flowers or other embellishments, utilizing the two slits in the top of the lid.
This project was a simple and cute way to safely keep our wedding rings, and it could easily double as a gift box for a less formal ring, a box to hold a handmade ring for a friend, or party favor box (just leave out the insert).
Did you use a jewelry box or a ring pillow for your wedding or anniversary celebration? How did you keep your rings safe from getting lost.