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DIY Ring for a Kiss Cowbell

by Emma Arendoski

When it comes to getting the bride and groom to kiss, nothing is more adorable (and thematically fitting for a rustic, western themed wedding) than the ring for a kiss cowbell. When we spotted it and saw just how easy it was to DIY, we couldn’t wait to share it with you. If you are a bride who prefers a cowbell to clanking of wine glasses, you’re in luck with this feature! Read on to see what you need to make the must-have wedding decor for summer + fall rustic weddings (and how it’s made in under 5 minutes). Enjoy!

Here’s the inspiration…

ring for a kiss cowbell

photo: jillian tree

DIY Ring for a Kiss Cowbell

diy ring for a kiss cowbell

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Here’s the how-to!

You’ll Need…

o cowbell, the kind with a handle (I have this one and it does the job)
o burlap twine (something like this)
o scissors
o oil paint marker in white (you’ll want something like this that writes on metal)

This could honestly not be any easier.

1. Use paint pen to write “Ring for a Kiss” on both sides of cowbell.
2. Cut a piece of twine with scissors, long enough to create a loop for hanging.
3. Knot twine; tie in a bow. Hang from a hook at your wedding.

Guests ring it; you kiss. So sweet + easy + fun + creative + something you can hang up in your backyard after the wedding. What do you think of this cowbell idea? Will you be using it for your own wedding?


Hover your mouse over the image below and click ‘Pin It’.

ring for a kiss cowbell

Oh, and pssst. If you make this ring for a kiss cowbell, do send us photos! We would love to share ’em here! Email them to info[at]emmalinebride[dot]com.


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Alex February 21, 2016 - 7:27 pm

Do you know how I would get a black cowbell to look rustic like the one in the photo?


Ps. What a great idea!

Susan Hart March 10, 2015 - 3:44 pm

I’m planning on making one of these for my middle daughter’s wedding this coming October. I bought a small white shepherds hook and a white cowbell and I plan on sticking the hook into a white painted coffee can filled with plaster to hold up the hook. And decorate a bit with flowers.
But I have a question:
I know I can just hang the bell but I noticed a string hanging below the Pinterest bell.
Where do I tie the extra string for folks to pull the bell to ring?

Emma Arendoski March 11, 2015 - 10:28 am

Hi Susan!

It looks like they drilled a hole at the top, then pulled the through and knotted it at the top. Would that work?


Jillian August 7, 2014 - 5:35 pm

I love this! My rustic wedding will be held September 20th and guests will see this there. Going to buy the supplies to make it this weekend. Should be easy enough!

Emma Arendoski March 11, 2015 - 10:31 am

Awesome, Jillian! Let us know how it turns out!


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