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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
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  • 2. mary @ B&G JOURNALS  |  February 8th, 2013 at 7:22 am

    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 :)

  • 3. Sarah  |  February 8th, 2013 at 8:55 am

    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!

  • 4. Cindy  |  February 8th, 2013 at 9:29 am

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

  • 5. Ana  |  February 8th, 2013 at 10:34 am

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

  • 6. Leah // Freutcake  |  February 8th, 2013 at 10:48 am

    This is too great! Great job ladies.

  • 7. Ada (new york)  |  February 8th, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Totally looks FUN to make!!!! And gift :)

  • 8. Kristen  |  February 8th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    OMG these are seriously too cute! LOVE.

  • 9. Stefanie // Life on the Squares  |  February 8th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    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

  • 10. xfallenmoon  |  February 8th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

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

    love, x
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  • 11. Sunshine+Design  |  February 8th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

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

  • 12. Lisa L.  |  February 8th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

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

    Have a great weekend!

    Mostly Lisa

  • 13. Suzanne  |  February 9th, 2013 at 12:57 am

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

  • 14. Chloe Moon  |  February 9th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    These are so pretty!!! =)

  • 15. kelsey  |  February 9th, 2013 at 12:56 pm

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

  • 16. Erin O  |  February 9th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Is that your living room? It’s adorable.

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

  • 18. Jane  |  February 10th, 2013 at 7:25 am

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

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

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

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    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!

  • 25. cortney p.  |  February 11th, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    love the valentines. super fun idea.

  • 26. daphne  |  February 12th, 2013 at 8:17 am

    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.

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    Where did you get all your awesome houseplants?

  • 29. Kim Cahn  |  February 12th, 2013 at 12:55 pm

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

  • 30. ali thompson  |  February 12th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

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

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