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Photo Locket How-To

Keepsake lockets make lovely holiday gifts, or even wedding or shower gifts. Use a new locket, or search for unusual lockets at thrift stores and flea markets.




  • Heavyweight paper
  • Photo locket
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Printer
  • Photo
  • Jump ring
  • Card stock
  • Micro hole punch


  1. Step 1

    Start by making a template for the photo: Press a piece of paper into the locket opening, and score around the edge with a pencil. Cut it out, slide it in, and resize it as needed. Locket sourcing: Small circle locket (#708A), $10 for 12; large photo locket (#758A), $4.50 each; large heart locket (#719A/C), in gold, $20 for 12; gold jump rings, $1.50 for 3 g; all from

  2. Step 2

    Print the desired photo on heavyweight printer paper. Use template to cut photo to size, then slide into locket.

  3. Step 3

    Add a jump ring, and thread with cord. For the card, choose an image that can incorporate the locket (such as by attaching it to a baby's hand or placing it on an artist's easel). Print it on card stock, make a hole with a micro punch, and tie the cord through it. Cord sourcing: Ultrasuede tape, in coral, 1/8", $1 per yd.,

Martha Stewart Living, February 2013



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