MAKE IT / 30
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)
– hole punch
– awl or 1/16 hole punch
– glue stick
– tape (washi if you got it)
– glitter glue
– 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.
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