It’s so easy to add a personal touch to a wooden ring box, be it for your wedding rings on your wedding day, a gift for a special friend, or for your own jewelry. Follow along as I show you how I created this rustic wood-burned DIY ring box!
Wood-burned DIY Ring Box Supplies:
- Darice Hinged Wooden Box
- Darice Woodburning Kit
- Wood Varnish
- Burlap or Faux Moss
Step 1. Disassemble your box by taking off the latch and hinges using your screwdriver. It’s easier to handle this when wood-burning, and also easier to varnish later on.
Step 2. Determine what tip you’re going to use on your woodburner – I used a bold tip for most of the burning and a fine tip for the details.
Step 3. Freehand draw your desired image, or use a stencil like I did. Fill it in with some paint to mark where you want to burn the details.
Step 4. Take the template off, and admire your design. You can actually just paint instead of burn it, but I prefer the rustic look of a woodburned box. In hindsight, I should’ve used a different paint color so I can see where the already burned areas are after, so be mindful of this.
Step 5. Start woodburning! You may want to use the bold tip first to get all the big details in. Put even pressure when burning so you don’t get an uneven burned surface (like I have). Go slow and practice on a scrap piece of wood before doing it on your main piece.
Going against the grain is harder than going with the grain, so keep this in mind as well. For areas where there were uneven lines, I went back and used a fine tip to straighten them out. Don’t worry about the lighter burns as they will be covered by the varnish.
Step 6. Varnish your piece – I used a deep walnut color but it’s up to you to use whatever varnish color you want. You can also use clear vanish on this project. After the varnish dries, assemble your box again.
Step 7. For the inside of the DIY ring box, you may want to line it with burlap, or even with some faux moss. You can also paint the inside ‘Mr & Mrs’ if you are using it as a ringbearer box, or even a wedding gift. Alternatively, you can woodburn someone’s favorite quote or phrase on the inside of the lid as well.
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Aki is an avid DIYer at heart. She documents her crafting adventures over at Minted Strawberry where she shares various DIYs – but mainly focusing on jewelry, clothing and accessory crafts. She also shares printable cards, wallpapers and other graphic work. She loves trying out new craft materials, processes, and learning about new ideas.