His & Hers Wedding Bands

So... you want to get hitched.

You found the love of your life, the girl of your dreams and your future baby mama all in ONE BEAUTIFUL GIRL!  

You feel like the luckiest guy on earth!!!!  Except that you're unemployed and so damn broke you can't afford to pay attention.  Don't let that minor difficulty stand in your way. This instructable is for you!!!

Wedding Bands are a must-have, but 14k gold is highly over-rated. (Especially at $1,600 an ounce!)

In this instructable, you'll dazzle your fiance with a handmade-by-you Gold (tone) Wedding Band with RARE, inlaid gold diamond chips.

What are you waiting for? Let's get started!

You will need:
  • 2 His and Hers Zip Ties. The "HIS" zip tie measures about 6" long and 1/8" wide. "HERS" is about 4" long and not as wide.
  • Spray Paint- 2 cans- gold and clear.
  • Gold diamond chips. They are very rare! Don't feel guilty if you have to settle for gold glitter.   
First, lay the zip tie flat and cover the ends with tape so they stay clean. Spray the gold paint on both sides.  Let dry.

Once dry, pick up the zip tie.  Make sure the ribbed side is facing outward, then push the male end into the female end until it just catches. (You will adjust it down to size later.)

Next, apply a coat of clear spray paint to the outside of the zip tie, then dip it into the gold glitter. The zip ring will pick up excess glitter so wait 20-30 seconds then wipe the outer rim with your fingertips to remove it.

Once it's dry, you're almost done! Sizing is just a few clicks away, but do so carefully so it's not too tight. 

NOW you're done. ;-D

(If I get run off Instructables for this project, I hold randofo 100% responsible for putting this idea in my head IN THE FIRST PLACE! ;-O)



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    5 years ago

    We're having a lot of children at our wedding in October and have been seeking ways to keep them all entertained. This has now made it onto my list, sans spray paint. Just zip ties, Elmer's glue, and we can give them options for their "precious metals"; rose, yellow, and white gold. :)

    I might suggest adding a drop of super glue in the pawl after sizing, so that it doesnt get stuck. BTW, I LOVE this idea!


    It's a cute idea if neither the girl or guy can afford a ring. However, I couldn't picture it working long term. The glitter or gold chips would flake off.

    Also depending on the girl, this might actually insult her or she could take it as a joke. I'd probably not purpose with this 'ring' in hand, but ask her after.

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    7 years ago on Introduction

    if you find a girl who wouldn't leave you for using a zip tie as a wedding ring she's worth more than the $1600 an ounce for gold just sayin

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Believe it or not women love when their man will make them something, show them how much they love them, and promise to be only hers. So kudos to those who have the heart to make something more meaningful rather then buy them something that could only mean half as much :] I think it was a great idea hun.


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Excellent point my friend. Only a very brave (or crazy) man would attempt to pull this off.