This is an easy, inexpensive project that can be used in a number of ways.
The diamond ring can be used alone for an engagement party (try stringing a bunch for a coordinating garland decoration) or combined with a wedding band for a bridal shower. It can be made small for use as a favor and can also be made a bit larger for use as a table centerpiece.
- On This Day Scrapbook Kit by Quirky Twerp
- Carrot Box Template Set and Cutting Files by Kelleigh Ratzlaff
- Circle Spellbinder die or compass
Print out two of the Carrot Box Template Set and Cutting Files. I used the small size for the favor but the great thing about using digital supplies is that you can make them any size you like. If you need to learn how to print templates check out THIS great tutorial.
The patterned paper is from the On This Day Scrapbook Kit.
One section of the template was removed and the remaining piece was scored as shown.
The edges of the scallop were scored and folded inward.
The edges of the scallop were adhered.
The folded edges on each of the two sides were adhered to form a diamond shape.
There is a little opening in the top so that you can tuck a little favor inside. I think a small, tulle wrapped, container of candied almonds would be sweet. The opening also makes it easy to hold the sides together while the adhesive dries.
To make the band portion, four rings were cut using the circle Spellbinder die. The largest and a size two steps smaller of the circle was used for this size favor. A compass can be used in place of the dies if you don’t have them or if you are making a larger size for a centerpiece.
I don’t have exact measurements for the opening , I cut a slit in the circle then used the diamond portion to adjust the folds to fit the circle. The edges were then trimmed.
Two circles were then adhered to the diamond about midway up on either side of a fold.
The circles were then adhered to each other to form the band.
Now, we all know that a wedding is all about the bride but it is nice to sneak a little groom in as well. I added the wedding band by adhering the remaining two circles together, snipping the circle and sliding it around the diamond ring. A small piece of double sided tape hold them together.
To personalize the favor, a butterfly element with the couple’s initials was made using elements and letters from the On This Day Scrapbook Kit. A small hole was punched in the corner of the butterfly for a flower.
The wire of the flower was thread through the butterfly then wrapped around an organza ribbon which was adhered to the ring.
Thanks so much for stopping by and please check out all the other wonderful wedding shower projects the Hybrid Team has created!
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