Introduction: Lovers Ring Puzzle Box

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This Puzzle Box is a creative way to give a ring as a gift. The catch is you have to get it out of the box first. So if you finally gave in to buy Ring for Valentines Day, why not see your loved one struggle a bit to get the prize. This can provide hours of tourment and enjoyment, depending on what side of the box your on.

Step 1: Items You Will Need.

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  • A cigar box (you an buy one at most cigar shops for less than 5 dollars
  • Paracord
  • Wood to make heart shaped bead
  • Drill
  • Ring

Step 2: Drill Holes

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Drill 2 holes in the Top, back and sides of the box approximately 2 inches apart as seen in the images.

Step 3: Drill a Hole

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Drill a single hole in the front of the box.

Step 4: Make a Stop Bead.

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Using Scrap Wood from a pallet, i drew a heart and cut it out. You can prep your heart by sanding the rough edges.

Step 5: Thread the Bead

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Using paracord Thread the Heart Shaped Bead. The larger the box, the more paracord you will need. I used about 3 ft.

Step 6: Setting the Trap

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Finally you need to set the trap. The concept involves threading the paracord through the holes in the box and the ring. You can get as complicated as you want. Once you have sewn the paracord through you have to follow the same pattern back out with the end of the cord until you can loop the Bead. Then Gently pull the paracord through and tighten the cord so that the slack is on the Bead. I have provided a video of the Lovers Ring Puzzle Box being set.

*To solve the puzzle you have to reverse the Process*


demonrojas17 (author)2015-02-14

omg why would you do that to such a wonderful cigar box :O lol love this though

MyFixitUpLife (author)2015-02-11

This is pretty cool! We recently did a blog post about DIY engagement ring boxes. This reminded me of it :)

Michael C (author)MyFixitUpLife2015-02-11

Feel free to use any of my stuff for your blog. I enjoy coming up with great ideas and have been recently interested in how blogs work.

hegure_ryu (author)2015-02-10

Nice project but I'm not seeing the video link.

Michael C (author)hegure_ryu2015-02-10

Don't know why the link didn't work for you. But here it is again.

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