Although usually inexpensive to make and requiring few specialist tools, wooden jewelry can be extremely attractive.
If you’re interested in trying for yourself, a wood ring could be a great place to start, and to help, here are our top 21 plans for how to make wood rings to show you how it’s done.
1. DIY Wooden Ring
If you need a plan for making a wooden ring, this one from the Instructables site could be the ideal place to start looking. As ever with Instructables, you’ll find a list of the items you need for the project, clear step-by-step instructions and plenty of useful photos to show you what you have to do. Instructables is one of our favorite resources for craft and DIY projects, and this is another plan that doesn’t disappoint.
2. How to Make Wooden Rings Without Power Tools
Often when you look for plans online, you find that many of them require advanced tools to complete – so for the amateur, while the plans seem like a good idea, there’s no way you can have a go yourself. With this plan, on the other hand, you only need a few basic items, making it a plan that’s accessible for just about anyone – so why not give it a go?
3. DIY Wood Rings
Here’s a plan for DIY rings that would be an ideal choice for a gift. Taking the time to make something yourself means so much more than just buying an item from a store, and if you’re looking for a simple plan that shows you how to do it, this one could be just the thing.
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4. DIY Wood Ring
This short video is a recommended watch if you don’t have lots of time for longer tutorials. It’s only around five minutes long, and it gets straight to the point, giving you more time to spend on having a go yourself. We enjoyed seeing this YouTuber at work, and it’s interesting to watch as the ring gradually takes shape, making this a video plan that’s well worth checking out.
5. How to Make a Wooden Wedding Ring
Most people choose a wedding ring that’s made of gold, but if you want something a bit more original, you could make your own from wood. We like the detailed instructions that give you plenty of tips about choosing the right wood, and as you can see from the images, the wooden rings you can produce with the right techniques can be highly attractive.
6. The Easiest Way to Make Wooden Rings
Making a ring from wood can be extremely simple if you know how to do it – as this YouTube plan will show you. The whole thing consists of a short time-lapse video that shows you everything you need to do to replicate this project at home – and you’re sure to have a lot of fun trying.
7. How to Make Wooden Rings
Here’s another of our favorite resources for whenever we want to try something new – WikiHow has explanations for how to do just about anything you can imagine, including making your own ring from wood. As always, there are lots of useful explanations giving you all the details you need, making this another essential stop for anyone who wants to make a wood ring.
8. DIY Opal and Wooden Ring
Lots of the plans we found online are short and to the point – largely because making a ring from wood can be extremely easy. Here’s another video that’s just like that, this time explaining how to make a gorgeous wood and opal ring in under three minutes. There isn’t much in the way of explanations because everything is easy to copy – so this is a plan that just about anyone will be able to complete at home.
9. 9 Great Ways to Make Better Wooden Rings
If you want to improve your craft skills and learn how to make better wood rings, this blog is an essential stop. Rather than giving you a single plan to follow, it offers you tips and tricks for improving your ring-making technique, and if you apply these ideas to some of the other plans we’ve included in our roundup, you’re sure to produce great results.
10. Making a Ring with Only Hand Tools
For anyone who wants to try their hand at making a ring but who doesn’t own any specialist equipment, this could be a plan that’s worth checking out. This ten-minute video shows you all the steps you need to follow to make a wooden ring using hand tools only. This YouTuber is clearly a talented craftsman – and someone most people will be able to learn a thing or two from.
11. Simple Wooden Rings
The first thing that attracted us to this plan was the beautiful photos it includes giving you examples of the kind of thing it’s possible to achieve when making rings from wood. We’re sure the images will give you plenty of inspiration – and this plan also tells you how to go about making them when you’re ready to start.
12. Making Galaxy Resin Rings with Junk Wood
One of the best things about DIY projects is the chance they offer you to make something functional or attractive from old scrap materials you might have lying about your house. In this video, you learn how to make galaxy rings from resin and scrap wood, an inexpensive but rewarding project to get stuck into.
13. How to Make Wooden Rings
Here’s another clearly written plan for making wooden rings. It gives you a list of the materials you’ll need for the project as well as telling you about some of the things you’ll need to consider before starting. After that, you simply follow the step-by-step guide, and you’ll have your own stylish and classy wooden rings in no time at all.
14. Creating a Walnut and Copper Bentwood Ring
In this video, you will see how this YouTuber makes one of the most stunning wooden rings we’ve seen. We like the way he explains everything so clearly, so you know exactly what he’s doing and why. This makes it a whole lot easier when the time comes for you to try. And if you can make something even half as attractive as the one he creates in the video, you’re sure to be thrilled.
15. How to Make a Wooden Ring at Home
Wooden rings can be simple to make, and if you have the right materials and techniques, the results can be highly impressive – or “rustic yet regal”, as this blogger puts it. This is another plan that’s easy to follow, allowing you to start producing your own wooden jewelry in no time.
16. Making Bello Opal Bentwood Rings
In this fun video, you get to see how a YouTuber makes a pair of “his and hers” rings from walnut burl veneer and crushed purple Bello opal. He uses a lathe to make them, so if you don’t own one, you might not be able to copy the design – but if you do, this is a simple project you’re sure to enjoy trying out.
17. How to Make a Simple Wooden Ring
As they explain in this blog, these rings were created using some specialist equipment, but there are other options you can use as a substitute, making this a plan that most people will be able to adapt to suit what they have available. These rings look great, too – another plan that’s well worth checking out.
18. Cherrywood Ring
Cherrywood is quite tough to work with, but it is an extremely attractive wood for jewelry, making it worth the effort to shape it. In this video, you get to watch as this YouTuber transforms a cherrywood branch into a gorgeous ring. And it’s such a simple project that we’re sure lots of people will be itching to try.
19. Making DIY Wooden Rings
If you want to learn the basics of ring-making, this blog page has lots of photos that will help you understand each of the different steps. The wooden rings they make are beautiful, and with a little effort, you should be able to make something similar yourself.
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20. Homemade Wooden Ring Made with Tools Almost Everyone Has
This is another video plan that’s aimed at the kind of person who wants to have a go at making some simple wooden jewelry but who doesn’t have access to any fancy equipment. Instead, you can make these rings using just the kind of simple tools that just about everyone has at home. And we love the original Lord of the Rings-style object this YouTuber creates.
21. Make a Copper and Wood Ring
We enjoyed this plan for the way the blogger incorporates two different materials into the rings – the copper and the wood used complement each other perfectly. It’s a relatively complicated process, more than if you were just using wood, but if you’re looking for something a bit more ambitious to try, this plan could be the perfect choice.
Lots of creativity on display
As you can see from these plans, there’s so much creativity on display, and collecting ideas like this always give us the creative urge to have a go ourselves.
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading and watching these plans as much as we have finding them for you, and above all, we hope we’ve helped you find the inspiration you needed for your next artistic project.