No matter how sure you are that you’ve found your soulmate, popping the question will still inevitably fill you with butterflies. Alleviate some of that pressure by creating the perfect DIY proposal box that your spouse-to-be is sure to love! Whether you are the creative type, or just want to make the day extra special, the personal touch of a DIY proposal box will leave them breathless.
It is no secret that many women answer “pink” when asked what their favorite color is. It has even made its way into the bridal world this year with the popular trend of rose gold engagement rings. For a fiancé-to-be receiving a unique proposal like the rose gold engagement ring below from Barkevs, craft your own rose created out of paper. For this DIY craft, all that is needed is glue, colored paper, scissors, a ruler, and a few other items that you will probably find around the house. You can then place your rose-gold engagement ring in the center of the rose for a proposal that she will never forget.
A bride who shies away from the traditional clear colored diamond needs a proposal as unique as her. If you’re popping the question by using a colored diamond, like the ones from Uneek’s Natureal Collection, create a proposal she can never forget by making your proposal box a book that tells your love story. At the end of the book, leave enough space to carve out a square in the center of the end pages. This is where you’ll place the ring. You can either write out your favorite moments, or create a scrapbook. Either way, she will get to keep the “box” forever and relive the magical moment whenever she opens it.
If you are choosing to propose with a vintage ring, whether it’s a family heirloom or you purchased an authentically vintage ring like the one displayed below from SN Queen’s, you should tie your proposal into the vintage theme by creating a jewelry box that looks as timeless as your ring. Vintage inspired details like lace, feathers, and hand-painted designs will turn any plain wedding box into a vintage vision.
For a bride with timeless tastes, a classic style engagement ring, like the ring pictured below from Natalie K’s Forevermark collection, will be something that will stay as eternally charming and beautiful as your love. For the traditional bride, think of a proposal box that will be unforgettable and unique to contrast the classic appeal of the ring. Instead of placing the ring into a box, bake your own cake that is shaped like a proposal box for a sweet surprise your significant other will never forget.
Wedding ring designs have recently started to put more focus on the ring’s band as opposed to the center stone. If your engagement ring features a split shank, which is a split in the band like the BridalRings.com engagement ring depicted below, usually have a unique, twisted look that have a very charming appeal. For a ring with a split shank, we turned to nature for inspiration. The twisted, intertwined look of tree branches pair perfectly with the rustic and charming appeal of the split shank. Create your own proposal box by using tree bark from your own backyard. Carve the wood so that there is an opening to place the ring, sand down the rough edges, and you have a unique, romantic proposal box that is as beautiful as the ring inside!
For the bride receiving a modern ring like the one below from 1800LooseDiamonds.com, think outside the box when it comes to popping the question. If you live near the beach, or just want the one you love to know that they are your paradise, a seashell is a great alternative to the typical proposal box. Whether you choose a plain shell and decide to fill it with sand, or a twisted shell with a cloth to cushion your ring, this creative idea is an easy DIY project that oozes romance and beauty.