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DIY Monogrammed Ring Box

DIY Monogrammed Ring Box- I love the natural wood look with the burned Initial! So simple and classy

Today we’re bringing a simple but elegant DIY your way. This DIY Monogrammed Ring Box is so simple, the aesthetic could fit almost any decor theme. We love the clean round shape with no latches (just a hidden magnet!) of these boxes that are the perfect size to be carried down the aisle in little ones’ hands. If you’re looking to do something a little different than a traditional ring pillow… maybe this is your answer! We chose to do a simple one letter monogram inside two clean circles, but you could totally choose to dress it up with some flourishes and garnishes. The sky is the limit!

DIY Monogrammed Ring Box- I love the natural wood look with the burned Initial! So simple and classy

If you’ve never tried wood burning, it can seem a bit intimidating. I mean, the thing is hot enough to burn wood, right? But we dare you to try it out! It’s actually so simple. Think of it like writing with a hot pen. A very hot pen, but just a pen. The entire handle is cool, you just need to keep your little fingers away from the hot end (just like a glue gun). And is that really so scary?

We picked up this box from Michaels, theres so many different shapes and sizes to choose from. The first thing you’ll want to do is decide on your design. Sketch it out or print out a stencil to transfer to your box. Put on your round pointed tip for your wood burner and let it warm up while you’re doing this.

DIY Monogrammed Ring Box- I love the natural wood look with the burned Initial! So simple and classy

DIY Monogrammed Ring Box- I love the natural wood look with the burned Initial! So simple and classy

We used a candle to trace around to get the circle shape. I don’t know about you but drawing a perfect circle isn’t my strength! We added a second circle inside that one before working on the ‘A’. To do a faux calligraphy letter, draw it as you normally would then add thickness to the ‘down’ strokes. That means any time your pen would be travelling towards the baseline, you should be making that stroke thicker.

DIY Monogrammed Ring Box- I love the natural wood look with the burned Initial! So simple and classy

DIY Monogrammed Ring Box- I love the natural wood look with the burned Initial! So simple and classy

You could even add in a date on the bottom as a memento.

There you have it! Easy as pie! We used some white linen to fill the box, but you could choose any material that matches your colours. What do you think of the simple raw wood look? We cant help but picture it at a winter wedding full of fresh holiday greens! But maybe that’s just the season.

DIY Monogrammed Ring Box- I love the natural wood look with the burned Initial! So simple and classy

If you follow this DIY we would LOVE to see photos!

Trend Alert: Rustic Glitz

This trend has been around for a while now, but it’s not going anywhere! Rather, it’s evolving- and we’re loving where it’s headed! You can wave goodbye to the burlap, pearls, and lace combo with mason jars and say hello to a more refined, look- full of greenery, wood, and metallic or crystal glitz. Ready to see what we’re dreaming of?

I LOVE this more refined rustic glitz look- so much better than the burlap and lace!

LEFT TO RIGHT, TOP TO BOTTOM:

ONE: When you’re done staring at that setting (dreamy!), you’ll see that dark wooden arch with clean lines, luxurious draping and heaps of greenery. It’s one of our favourites we’ve done lately!

TWO: Let me be the first to say, I’m not typically a crystal crazy girl BUT paired with weathered wood and a stunning outdoor location? Well, you’ve got me on board. Neutral linens add another layer of texture to the setting.

THREE: This sweetheart table oozes all of the things this trend brings. Brass candlesticks, heaps of greenery and florals, luxe linens (instead of burlap), a rustic setting, and all set on weathered wood tones.

FOUR: If you’re still a fan of mix matched chairs- you’ll love this update of wood and weathered white (in place of the pastel hues from last summer). The paired down colour pallet allows you to heap texture upon texture without looking messy.

FIVE: Hello, glam! We love this vintage cake stand featuring a modern textured cake, surrounded by rustic antlers. See that backdrop? More weathered wood, friends!

SIX: Last but not least, we wanted to include another indoor setting for you. A long wooden table paired with weathered wood chairs (sans linens!), heaps of greenery and brass candlesticks. These are a few of our favourite things!

What do you think of how this trend is evolving? I’m SUCH a fan of where it’s going. And my favourite image? They’re really all so darn good (just our style!) but I’m still in love with that arch we created.

Feature Friday: Wood Logs

Wood Logs? Yep, we’re dedicating a whole Friday to them. But why, you say? They’re rustic, full of charm, and ground any decor (I’m looking at you bling and crystals). They add height, unexpected vignettes, and did we mention they’re right on trend? Let’s take a look.

I never thought I would love wood logs as wedding decor so much... lots of great ideas here

Left to Right, Top to Bottom:

ONE: Well, my goodness. It didn’t take long to get inspired did it? This vignette is so simple, but what an impact it makes! There is nothing extravagant here, but it sure feels luxe.

TWO: We’ve talked about wood rounds here on the blog before, but it goes to mention that they totally work with logs… pair them as a centrepiece and carry the theme along with logs as decor at your wedding. We really love that this centrepieces uses the smaller chunks of birch mixed in there as well.

THREE: Oh, birch. There’s something so dreamy about it. I really love cakes displayed on wood slices, or tall logs- But this hunk of birch might take the cake 😉

FOUR: I need to find an invite to this event. Anyone? Set in the middle of an orchard, wood logs make simply elegant seating for a brunch celebration. But really, logs for seating are just as fitting in an industrial chic setting or local restaurant.

FIVE: Groupings of wood logs and candles in jars make a simple but oh-so-elegant vignette as guests seat waiting for the bride to walk down the aisle.

SIX: Large logs or stumps are the perfect little tables for picnic cocktail hours or receptions like this bacon and eggs brunch wedding. I love the stumps that have been stripped of their bark for a less rustic look.

SEVEN: Remember how I said logs can warm up bling? I wasn’t lying! This whole set up is wonderfully extravagant and it works so well with the woodsy elements, gold touches, and all that bling!

EIGHT: Last but not least, go big or go home! This wedding fills mason jars with baby’s breath atop small wood logs next to every seat lining the aisle. Every. Single. Seat.

 

Spill, are you on board with this trend or do you think logs should stay in the firewood pile? And what’s your favourite from the inspiration? Can you guess that I went and made mine the largest again? Shame on me 😉