Create instant heirlooms for all your loved ones with favorite family photos inside inexpensive lockets (and present them on cards made from snapshots). 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. Print the desired photo on heavyweight printer paper. Use template to cut photo to size, then slide into locket. Add a jump ring, and thread with cord. For the valentine, 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.
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 tohoshoji-ny.com
Ultrasuede tape, in coral, 1/8", $1 per yd., mjtrim.com