Your wedding day is one of the most important of your life, and the rings you exchange represent your vows to spend the rest of your life together.
This is why wedding rings have such a deep meaning, and to make them even more significant, why not make them yourself instead of just buying them from a store?
If you might be interested in having a go, we’ve had a look online to see what other people have been trying, and here are our top 19 plans for how to make a wedding ring.
1. Handmade Rings
As the introduction to this plan explains, a handmade ring that you craft yourself means so much than one you just pick up from a store, and this is true whether it’s a wedding ring, engagement ring or any other kind. If that’s a sentiment you agree with and you’re looking for a plan that will help you create a unique piece of jewelry for your big day, this plan from Instructables could be a useful first port of call.
2. Making Wedding Bands
This guy is one of our favorite ring-making YouTubers. We’ve seen a few of his other videos, and he’s always full of enthusiasm for the projects he’s demonstrating. In this video, he shows us how he made a wedding band for his fiancée, and it’s fascinating to watch. As ever, we learned a lot from this. Thanks, Alec, and good luck with the wedding!
3. Make Your Own Wedding Band
What we have here is not so much a plan for making a DIY wedding ring as a promotional video from a company that helps couples make unique rings for their special day. However, it takes you through all the steps involved, allowing you to see how a wedding ring is made – and for this reason alone, we feel it’s still worth including in our roundup. Check it out and see what you think!
4. DIY How to Make a Wedding Ring
Here’s an interesting blog entry. There are hundreds of companies online that can help you and your beloved make wedding rings for each other, but this post tells of the experience one person had actually going through the process. So if you’re wondering whether you should try making a wedding ring yourself or if you should seek the help of pros to guide you, perhaps reading this will help you make up your mind.
5. DIY Wedding Rings
This video was posted by professional jewelry makers who offer workshops that allow you to make your own wedding rings. However, if you are thinking of having a go yourself at home – and you have the necessary equipment – there are plenty of useful tips and tricks here for you to pick up. Another video that’s worth checking out.
6. Making My Wedding Ring Using Nail Products
Ok, so we think this video might be a less than serious option – because it shows you how to make a wedding ring from….nail products. Now, we’re fairly sure that most people will prefer a “real” ring for their big day, but if you’re feeling creative and want to try something fun, this is a plan that should keep you entertained. But seriously, please don’t even think about using one of these for your actual wedding!
7. DIY Silver Casting Wedding Rings
If you’re looking for something a bit more serious than the plan in #6 – as in something that will teach you how to make a ring you can actually use when you say “I do”, this blog post should be of more interest. As the blogger explains, he’s not a fan of most regular wedding rings, and he doesn’t particularly like classic gold, so he decided to make his own – and here’s how he did it.
8. How to Make a Wedding Ring from Anything
We’re not sure if it’s quarantine that’s affecting people, but here’s another video to file under the “less than serious” heading. In this one, you’ll learn how to make a wedding ring “from anything”, and while some of the ideas are ingenious, we’re not so sure how well they will go down if you try to use one of these designs when you get married for real. Fun to watch though!
9. Making My Wedding Ring from a Block of Steel
From the look of these guys, we can imagine that when they make a wedding ring from a block of steel, they fully intend to use it when they tie the knot. They’re also skilled craftsmen, so their video is worth checking out to learn from their experience and to pick up a few tips about metalworking too.
10. How to Make Wood Wedding Rings
We all know that traditional wedding rings are supposed to be made of precious metal, and the classic material to use is gold. However, if you’re not the kind of person who likes to follow the herd, you might want to make your band from something more original – in which case this plan for a wood wedding ring should be of great interest.
11. DIY Stainless-Steel Wedding Rings
There are quite a few intriguing plans out there for making wedding rings from less than conventional materials, and here’s another – this time, using stainless steel. In fact, as this blog explains, stainless steel is becoming a more popular choice for wedding rings, and if you want to learn how to make your own, this blog post has all the details.
12. Making a Rose Gold Wedding Ring
Here’s a video we enjoyed watching. It was posted by a professional ring maker, so some of the techniques they use might not be beyond the capabilities of some home DIY enthusiasts – and some of their equipment might be out of reach too. However, it’s always interesting to watch the pros at work because we can learn so much. And for that reason, this video earns a place on our list.
13. I Made My Own Wedding Ring out of a Hex Nut
For those who love a bit of DIY, this should be a plan you’ll enjoy. It shows how this YouTuber fashioned his own wedding ring from a hex nut using just a few simple tools that most people will have access to at home. Who says you need fancy equipment and precious metals to make a beautiful ring for your beloved?
14. DIY Wedding Rings – From Start to Finish
As this blogger states at the beginning of the post, there’s not much that says “true love” more clearly than handmade engraved wedding rings that you created yourself from scratch. These rings have a more original rustic kind of style that we adore, and we’re sure they’ll appeal to lots of other people’s tastes too. Check it out, it’s well worth a read.
15. Making a Wedding Ring from a Wheelchair
Of all the plans for making wedding rings out of improbable materials, this one has to take first prize – because this video shows you how to make a wedding ring from a wheelchair! There’s a story behind it too since the lucky lady is a wheelchair user herself, and the wedding ring was made from her wheelchair. This gives the ring an even deeper meaning because she always thought her wheelchair would put people off dating her. And we just find that super-romantic.
16. Beaded Wedding Ring
In this well-made video, this YouTuber demonstrates how she made a beautiful wedding ring from simple and inexpensive materials. It’s almost soothing to watch this video as she works on the ring, and we’re sure you’ll agree that the final article looks stunning.
17. From Start to Finish: How a Wedding Band Is Made
If you’re thinking of making your own ring and you’re wondering about the process ring makers go through, this blog post explains all the steps. It’s not quite a “plan” in the sense that you will be able to follow it to make one of your own, but it will give you a good idea of the kind of things you’ll need to do if you want to try producing one yourself.
18. Couples Craft DIY Wedding Rings
Similar to the blog post in #17, this is not a plan as such. Instead, it details the process of making your own custom wedding ring with the help of a professional jeweler. Some people might be wondering whether it’s best to go fully DIY, get help from the pros or just buy one, and watching this video should help you make up your mind.
19. How to Make Copper and Wood Wedding Rings
To finish, here’s another video we enjoyed that shows you how to make wedding wings from more unusual and less conventional materials – in this case, copper and wood. If you don’t want to just do the same as everyone else and buy a plain gold band, this could be a great alternative – so give it a watch and see what you think.
Lots of creative ideas
As you can see, there are loads of unique and creative ideas out there for how to make unique and special rings for your big day.
We hope you’ve enjoyed watching and reading these plans as much as we did finding them for you, and above all, we hope we’ve helped fire your creativity and got you thinking about what you might want to hand over to your beloved when the time comes to say “I do”.