I have been working on so many wedding projects lately that I have a swarm of DIY and fun craft posts coming up! First up, I finished our ring bearer pillow!
The ring bearer pillow is more of a formality for us—our ring bearer won’t be carrying our actual rings down the aisle (not that I don’t trust him, but come on, he’s 5! That’s a lot of pressure!). I still want the little mister to feel like his job is important though, and I love the idea of a ring bearer pillow. Since we first started planning the wedding, I knew I wanted a ring bearer pillow that looked similar to this:
Oh Martha, you get me every time!
I decided to make this project semi-DIY. I didn’t make the pillow, but I did create my own flower and design!
I started with a pillow I bought at Michael’s on sale. It looked like this:
I ripped off the organza ribbon, rings, and decorations (they were just hot-glued on) and had a plain pillow to work with.
Next, I took apart two beautiful red silk roses (also bought at Michael’s).
I stacked the petals on top of each other, tweaking and arranging as I went. The reason I used two roses was because I wanted a nice full flower. Once I had them stacked the way I wanted, I got out my needle and some red thread, and sewed them together through the middle.
After that, it was time to add some decoration. I was originally going to use this brooch in my hair, but I’ve decided to go in another decoration. I love it so much though and I want it to be used, so I took the hair clip off the back of it and hot glued it to the middle of my flower.
Next, I sewed the flower on to a piece of gold ribbon that matches our colors. I also strung the fake rings that came with the original pillow on to a second piece of gold ribbon, and created a loop, like so:
A little arranging and a little more hot glue, and I was left with this:
Are you having a ring bearer? What will he carry?