More than anything else, a wedding is the blessed union of two people who have made the important decision of loving each other for the rest of their lives. While this is true, a wedding is not complete without the presence of the people who truly matter to the couple who have chosen to exchange their vows. There are family and friends who will be coming as guests. But the nearest and dearest are often the ones who are asked to be part of the bridal party or the entourage.
Of course, the adults are very important. But who can forget the little members, especially the ring bearer? Oftentimes, the ring bearer is a close relative of either the bride or groom. The little boy chosen to perform this significant role will be given the responsibility of walking down the aisle with the couple’s symbol of endless love–the rings. A ring pillow is thus a small but crucial detail that should not be overlooked.
However, having memorable wedding details does not necessarily entail breaking the bank. More often than not, a dose of creativity, enough patience, and helpful hands are all one needs in making a dream wedding a reality. For instance, creating a pillow for the adorable ring bearer is actually pretty easy.
Stitch a square. Sewing a basic ring pillow is as simple as putting together two pieces of square fabric. An ideal size for the fabric would be 10 x 10 inches, to be able to create a 9 x 9 inch pillow. The fabric type and color would depend on the wedding motif, but a safe choice would be to stick with the traditional white silk or satin. Once the fabric has been measured and cut out, the next step would be to sew around the edges to join the two pieces together with the right sides of the fabric facing inward. This can easily be done either by hand or using a sewing machine.
Stuff and fluff. Pillow forms or ready-made pillows can be bought from several fabric and crafting stores. Using these would definitely make things nice and uniform. But if some stuffing is already at hand, it would work out fine as well. After the square of fabric has been stitched together, the pillow should be turned inside out with the right sides of the fabric now facing out. At this point, the form pillow will be placed inside or the pillow case will be stuffed. Afterwards, just use a few stitches to close the opening and the pillow is done.
Embellish to finish. The simple pillow will already serve its purpose, but it would definitely be nice to add an embellishment or two. Ribbons are both decorative and functional since they can be used to hold the rings in place. One way of adding a ribbon to the pillow is to sew one in the middle to attach it, and then tie it into a pretty bow. Another option would be to tie it around the pillow as one would do to a gift box, creating a nice crisscross design. Other embellishments that can be added include beads, sequins, or rosettes. The little details can add a lot to the completed look of this simple project.