This week’s DIY wedding project is an elegant ring pillow created by the wonderful Laurie Cinotto of lalalaurie. Laurie has such a great eye for colors and I love the bronze/green color palette she picked for this rustic chic pillow. How adorable would this look coming down the aisle in your ring bearer’s hand? Enjoy!

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What You’ll Need:
A 5″ x 5″ X 2″ piece of Styrofoam
2 feet ribbon (2″ wide)
3 yards of ribbon (1/4″ wide)
A 6″ x 6″ scrap of fabric
A handful of sphagnum moss
Straight pins
Round-headed corsage pins
A pair of scissors

1.  Center  your fabric face up on the Styrofoam square   Fold the fabric
edges  over sides of the Styrofoam and secure with straight pins.    Wrap
the corners neatly and pin.  (see figure 1)

2.  Turn your Styrofoam over so the fabric side is down. Take your
sphagnum moss and stretch it out across the top of the Styrofoam.  Be sure
that the moss completely covers the surface.  (see figure 2)

3.  Cut a length of the skinnier ribbon and run it diagonally across the
mossed surface.  Attach both ends of the ribbons on the sides of the
Styrofoam using straight pins.    Repeat this process to create a diagonal
grid of ribbon on the top of the pillow.

4.  Take your corsage pins and stick them into the points where the
ribbons intersect on the pillow top.  (see figure 4)

5.  Turn the pillow on it’s side and pin the end of the wider ribbon in
the center of the side, using your straight pins.  (see figure 5)

6.  Wrap the ribbon around all four sides, concealing the fabric edges and
skinny ribbon tails.   Pull it tightly as you go and keep the ribbon edges
lined up with the edges of the pillow.  (see figure 5)

7.  When you pass your starting point, fold under the ribbon tail and pin
it down using your corsage pins.  (see figure 6)

8.  Trim off any loose moss bits.

9.  Cut a 12″ length of the skinnier ribbon and tie it to the corsage pin
in the center of the pillow.  Attach your rings by tying a bow. (see
figure 7)

What it costs:
Styrofoam square  $.90
Ribbon  $3.00
Corsage Pins $2
Small bag of moss $1.80
Total = $7.70


Comments (10)

Sara | Reply

so sweet and looks very easy to do. these project are always so great. keep them coming!

Wendy | Reply

Where did you get that beautiful miore ribbon??

Rebecca | Reply

Lovely and on a budget–so nice!

Lalalaurie | Reply

Wendy,, The ribbon is Martha Stewart. I bought on clearance last year at our local craft store and I’m not sure if it’s still available or not. I think it was called "wood grain".

Once Wed | Reply

Hey Wendy! Martha Stewart Craft is currently selling the ribbon on their site:

Melissa | Reply

OH..If my wedding wasn’t next Saturday, I would use this to make centerpieces. Who knows I may still…..

Holly | Reply

I made this for my sister’s wedding in October and it was so easy and beautiful. We picked everything up at our local fabric store and craft store. We had to improvise a little with the ribbons but it looks great and original. Pick ribbon and fabric you like, that will match the wedding colors and you can’t go wrong!

Lexi Smith | Reply

I just finished making this for my wedding and i love it! It was so easy, and so much fun to do. I could get sphagnum moss, so I used reindeer moss instead.

Adelina | Reply

This is really beautiful – and only requires a bit of time and patience to finish, I guess! There aren’t many ring pillow out there that is as beautiful as this!