Tutorial: Vintage Book Wedding Ring Holder

It’s hard to believe that our wedding was almost a year ago. We had so many diy projects going on at that time, it was just crazy. One of the things that I made was a wedding ring holder from a vintage book for our ceremony.

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.

Materials: old book, ruler, pencil, xacto knife, ribbon

Instructions: (click images for larger view of step by step)

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

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).

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.

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.

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

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

Note: The last three photos in this post were taken by Jeanne Ciasullo at our wedding last year. All other photos were taken by me.

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This is such a lovely idea! Thank you for sharing it! I am a little annoyed with the “blasphemy” comments. If someone honestly feels they have a problem with this, they have some issues. Its a very cute idea and there are so many pieces of literature out there that sit on shelves and are never touched again or tossed out, I think this is the total opposite of blasphemy. You are taking a book and making it something special. Kudos, I love it!


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i love it! it’s a very unique idea! 🙂 gotta look for a book now!


such a nice ideas, i enjoy so much when i am reading.


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aaaahhh….wonderful idea! so classic and romantic! <3

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