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we had our 3rd anthropologie event this week (so much fun), and we thought we would share with all of you how to make our oversized lockets for your loved ones! download the illustrations that katie evans designed, print, follow along and get creative with it!

what you’ll need:

– printed locket templates
– poster board
– colored tissue paper
– decorative brads (from the craft store)
– scissors
– hole punch
– awl or 1/16 hole punch
– glue stick
– tape (washi if you got it)
– glitter glue
– yarn
– photos for the inside of your locket, approximately 5-6 inches wide

• download and print locket templates here. you will need four total, a front, a back and two insides (the files are pdfs.)


• cut out templates and trace two heart shapes on poster board and cut those out as well.

• stack the two poster board hearts on top of each other and tape together by running tape the length of the straight side of the heart and wrapping it around the side to create a hinge to open and close your locket.

• close the locket and glue colored tissue paper to the front and back being sure to smooth out any air bubbles and let a dry for a few minute, it is easier if you apply glue stick to the poster board and lay the tissue paper on top.

• trim the tissue paper leaving a 1/4 inch boarder on the front piece and a 1/2 inch boarder on the back, this will give you two layers of fringe on your locket for maximum festiveness.

• next, cut out the interior space of one of the inside templates and glue on top of your photo, we spent a little time deciding which photos of ours looked best and at what angle, so experiment a little before you commit to gluing.

• trim the excess paper around the heart shape.

• here’s where it starts getting good… glue your four templates to you poster board locket shape, front, back, inside left, and picture on inside right.

• punch a hole through the photo side of your locket.

• cut a piece of yarn about 36 inches long, fold in half and feed the loop end through the hole.

• take the two ends together and feed them through the loop and pull tight, being careful not to rip the tissue paper edge around your heart, tie a knot at the end.

• with an awl or a 1/16 paper punch poke a small hole on the right side edge of your locket, going through both sides.

• push a decorative brad through the hole to hold the locket shut while it’s being worn, you can put a small dab of glue to the under side of the brad to keep it in place when you open and close your locket.

• trim the fringe around your heart and give it a good ruffle to add a little volume.

• add some glitter to the front and back of your locket with glitter glue.

• write a personalized message for your loved one.

• close it up and place in your outgoing cupid mail.

project by: natalie shriver for designlovefest for Anthropologie
illustrations by: katie evans
photos by: kimberly genevieve
dresses c/o: anthropologie
more DIY projects here

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    very sweet, love these. and i LOVE that living room–the ottoman i just want to snatch off the screen, and all those plants bathing in the sunlight! so wonderful. thanks for sharing 🙂

    Sarah says:

    This is so sweet! valentines for big girls! I love this creation with pens, paper, and your own two hands! It’s almost a novelty these days!

    Cindy says:

    Perfect in every way! Gotta make these, just in time for the V-Day!

    Ana says:

    That’s why I love your blog. Everybody is somehow doing the same stuff, but your ideas are always a bit different and new.:)

    This is too great! Great job ladies.

    Totally looks FUN to make!!!! And gift 🙂

    Kristen says:

    OMG these are seriously too cute! LOVE.

    Such a good idea for V-DAY! your photos are always so pretty, what camera/lenses do you use?

    XO, Stefanie
    Life on the Squares

    xfallenmoon says:

    super cool idea. love the living room btw. the carpet, the mismatched chairs, the plants… mwuah! be-au-ti-ful. <3

    love, x
    blog | twitter

    Great taste! I own that dress too, Bri! Super fun project. xxox

    Lisa L. says:

    Such a lovely D.I.Y.! Definitely going to try this.

    Have a great weekend!

    Mostly Lisa

    Suzanne says:

    I love the rug in the living room picture! Where is it from?

    Chloe Moon says:

    These are so pretty!!! =)

    kelsey says:

    this is so beautiful! i adore the post and the diy tips. newest follower!
    kw ladies in navy

    Erin O says:

    Is that your living room? It’s adorable.

    Melanie says:

    please let me know what blue nail polish that is! I have been searching for that shade forever and never find one just right.

    Jane says:

    Is that your living room? Absolutely amazing. Can you do a home tour at some point for the blog? You have the best taste!

    beka says:

    brilliant! love. does that rainbow dress have a name???

    Amy says:

    When do we get to see the new house tour?!?!

    Daawh, these are adorable. 🙂 I can;t WAIT to see a house tour, by the way! I love the jungle right in your living room!

    cortney p. says:

    love the valentines. super fun idea.

    daphne says:

    This is totally random comment but I am in love with your vintage maroon/pink foot stool! I have been looking for one and that one is amazing!! Super cute diy I tried my hand an making valentines but they didn’t turn out.

    Yvonne says:

    Where did you get all your awesome houseplants?

    Kim Cahn says:

    Where is that rug from?? It is too die for!

    ali thompson says:

    ooh, how fun! great templates. and love that big window & all the greenery. gorgeous.

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