There are lots of ways to make DIY jewelry, but using paper is one of the easiest and least expensive. Making paper rings is a great project to share with young kids, and there are also some more advanced options for making jewelry you can actually wear.
For anyone who’s interested in having a go, we’ve scoured the internet to see what other people have been trying – and as a result, here are our top 19 plans for how to make a paper ring.
1. How to Make a Ring out of Paper
To get you started, here’s a great post we found on WikiHow that teaches you three different ways to make paper rings. This site is a great resource with plans for doing just about anything you can imagine. You’ll find clear and logical instructions along with useful illustrations that show you what you should be doing at each step. Definitely worth checking out.
2. Origami Ring DIY Easy Paper Ring
This is a fun YouTube video that shows you how to make cute origami rings. If you have young kids and are looking for a creative project for them to get stuck into, this would be a great option. They’re simple to recreate and there’s plenty of scope for originality, so kids are sure to love experimenting and coming up with versions of their own.
3. Paper Ring
Another of our favorite resources when it comes to DIY plans – and one of our first stops whenever we want to know how to make something – is the Instructables site. As ever, the instructions are simple and easy to follow, and they are accompanied by lots of photos that show you exactly what to do. Another great plan that should be fun to attempt.
4. How to Make a Beautiful Rose Ring
In this video, you’ll learn how to make a highly attractive rose ring. It looks intricate and complicated, but if you follow the instructions given to you by this talented YouTuber, it’s actually not that difficult at all. She also teaches you how to make a cute box to put it in, which is a nice bonus!
5. Another Beautiful Rose Ring
Here’s another video plan for making a beautiful rose ring. This video is super-short – it only lasts just over a minute – and in it, this YouTuber demonstrates the steps you need to follow to make an attractive piece of jewelry from paper. You won’t need any special supplies – just paper and glue – and the result gorgeous. A great video to check out if you want a quick and easy plan to follow.
6. Paper Ring Bow Tie Origami Tutorial
This is a video we love – because the rings she shows us how to make are so original and cute. These origami rings are in the shape of bow ties, and we like the way the video is just the right pace so it’s easy for anyone to follow. The accompanying music is perfect, too, making it soothing and peaceful to watch!
7. DIY Mod Podge Paper Ring Tutorial
The ring you learn to make in this tutorial is a little different from many of the paper rings we’ve seen online. Instead of making an origami ring, this one shows you how to make a ring using Mod Podge and paper. This also means that the finished article is more durable than an origami ring, so if you want something that will last, this could be the plan you’re looking for.
8. Handmade Laminated Paper Fake Fordite Ring
If you’re looking for plans for more durable paper rings, here’s another possibility. This time, it’s a plan for a simple laminated ring, and while the plan is a little minimalistic, it will give you plenty of inspiration for the kind of thing that’s possible with a bit of imagination and creativity. The result is impressive too, we approve!
9. How to Make a Layered Paper Ring in 7 Easy Steps
Have a look at the photo at the start of this plan – it’s a ring made of paper that looks nothing like a ring made of paper! Rather, it looks like a stylish and artistic ring that you would really want to wear as an attractive piece of jewelry. And if you want to learn how to make something similar, just check out the rest of this plan!
10. How to Make a Paper Ring
When you start watching the introduction to this video, you just know that you’re going to see an impressive display of DIY craft skills. After the intro, you’re given a list of the materials required, followed by some highly detailed instructions that are exceptionally clear and easy to follow. A great video and a beautiful piece of homemade jewelry, we enjoyed this video a lot!
11. DIY Paper Rainbow Rings
What we love most about these rings is how pretty and colorful they are – as you might expect from “rainbow rings”! This is another simple project that kids are sure to enjoy, and it’s also another plan that will be easy for them to follow. The only supplies you’ll need are colored paper, scissors and glue – and once you’ve shown them how, you can just leave them to get on with it!
12. Easy Modular Paper Ring
With this video, you can learn how to make a modular origami ring using just a few strips of black and white paper. We really enjoy the plans made by this YouTuber (we’ve included one or two more below!) because she explains everything in a way that is easy for anybody to understand and copy. These rings look great, too, and we’re sure lots of people will be excited to try making them themselves.
13. DIY Flower Paper Rings
Flower rings are a popular design since they’re so easy to make but can still look extremely attractive. We’ve seen lots of plans for paper flower rings, but this is one of our favorites – mainly because we think these are some of the most beautiful we’ve seen. Want to know how to make them? Then check out this tutorial!
14. Nice Cat Paper Ring
Here’s another video tutorial from the same YouTuber responsible for #12. This time, she shows us how to make these adorable cat-shaped rings just by folding paper. As before, the instructions are easy to copy, so if you want to try, you should be able to make your own similar cat rings in no time.
15. Beautiful DIY Paper Rings
When we saw this page, the first thing we thought was, wow, are those made from paper? As unbelievable as it might seem, the answer is yes, they are. And if you want to know how to recreate these truly stunning items of jewelry, this plan will teach you.
16. How to Make a Paper Ring
As this YouTuber explains, this paper ring is a great place to start for origami novices, so if you want a project to cut your teeth on, this could be the one you’re looking for. The rings he makes in this video are very simple, but they’re a rewarding project to work on, nonetheless. His instructions are easy to follow and the video is enjoyable to watch, all making it well worth a look.
17. Origami Heart Ring
This is another video by the same person who made the video in #16, this time a heart-shaped version. It’s a tiny bit more complicated than the previous ring he made, but it should be well within the capabilities of just about anyone to copy. Since it’s a heart ring, the video also includes some suitably sentimental music – which we think is a cute touch!
18. Cool Flower Paper Ring
Our friend from #12 and #14 is back again, this time making an amazing flower ring. We’ve mentioned that flower rings are a popular design, but the one she makes in this video looks a lot more intricate than most of the ones we’ve seen. But the good news is that, like with all the best plans, this one is much easier to complete than it looks. We enjoy the videos made by this YouTuber a lot, and we think this one might be our favorite. So why not check it out and see if you agree?
19. Homemade Craft Paper Ring
To finish with, here’s an energetic video plan complete with a lively soundtrack. It’s quite long – and there are no instructions as such. You just watch as this YouTuber demonstrates what to do, showing you how to make several Valentine’s Day-inspired origami rings. It’s always fun seeing talented people at work, and we enjoyed watching as each ring gradually took shape. Another recommended watch.
Loads of imaginative and creative ideas
As you can see, there’s so much creativity and imagination on display – searching for these plans has given us the creative itch to have a go ourselves for sure.
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading and watching these plans as much as we did uncovering them for you – and above all, we hope we’ve helped you find the inspiration you needed for your next DIY jewelry project.