I came up with the idea for this box when I was brainstorming ways to propose to my girlfriend. I wanted to find a way to symbolize "giving my heart to her" and I needed a nice box for the ring, so this heart shaped ring box seemed like the perfect idea.
There are plenty of heart shaped boxes out there, but this is the only one that has a secret way to open it, making it a puzzle box as well. It has plenty of room for a ring or any other small gift. Pictures of the finished box and a video showing how to open it are below:
And by the way....she said yes! Check out the proposal video here and the background story here.
Step 1: Equipment and materials
- Scroll saw
- Drill press
- Belt sander
- Scissors and/or Box Cutter
The shopping list for this project is pretty short:
- 0.5"x4" hardwood (I used Padauk), approx. 2' long
- 1/4" Dowel pin, 2" long
- Wood Glue
- Sand Paper (120-200 grit)
- Super Glue
- 1/8" thick foam