Friday, October 23, 2009

DIY: A Pillow For the Ring Bearer

Here's my inspiration post...
....and here are a couple of pictures of our little man.

And just for good measure, here are a couple new ones.

Let's just ignore all the Bronco stuff please.  How my cousin became a Denver fan in a family full of Packers fans is beyond me.  But as you can see, he is already corrupting his son.

Either way, he's still pretty adorable.

And now onto the DIY portion of the post.  Except it's not so much a tutorial, as it is me showing you the finished product, and briefly mentioning how I got there.  I made this so long ago that I didn't think to take pictures of the work in progress.  But here it is.

I cut out two squares in the green material and put them right sides together.  Then I pinned the black piping in between them so the piping part was on the inside, and the unfinished edges showed.  Then I sewed around three sides, and left an opening in the fourth side.  I turned it inside out and stuffed it.  I decided to go this route instead of using a pillow form, because I didn't want it to be too big, and I couldn't find a small enough form that I liked.

Then I cut a strip of black satin to wrap around the entire pillow.  I didn't sew the edges, I just tucked them under so you see the folded edge.  Then I tied the ends in a knot on the front and played around with it, tacking it in place by hand until I was happy with the result. 

Now I just need to decide about putting a bow on it to hold the rings.  I don't think we're going to have him carry the actual rings down the aisle in case something goes wrong and he doesn't make it all the way.  I don't think I really want to have "fake" rings tied onto it either, so I may just leave it how it is and skip the bow entirely.

Price Breakdown:
The green material and black satin were left over from previous projects, so I'm not including the cost.
So basically it just cost me a bag of stuffing which I believe was less than $2.00  If I had it laying around the house it would have been free!  Now there's my kind of project.

What's your opinion on "fake" rings? Do you have your pillow picked out already?


  1. Nice job!!

    My pillow that was used had fake rings already attached to it. I was definitely OK with this as my nephew held the pillows sideways down the aisle. I didn't want my 2 yr old nephew to have responsibility of holding those expensive rings.

  2. Love it! We didn't have a ring bearer. I totally think fake rings are fine, as Roddy Bride pointed out who knows what the adorable ring bearer will do!


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