Wednesday, June 30, 2010
A minty fresh photo locket.
Is your breath minty fresh? Is that because you have one of these in your purse?
Let's turn it into something sweet and funny and fun to wear! Like a personalized photo locket.
Uh-oh. I hear them. The doubters. Muttering. "Really? A Listerine locket. What is she, crazy?"
Just hang in a minute. I assure you, you will think it's cute!
Peel off the labels. Then you need to make three holes. Do you know the trick of heating up a metal poker, for making holes in plastic? Make one hole in the bottom, inside the box:
And two more thru the top edge, like this:
The holes may look a little burnt, but pooh, I'm not worried. Nobody will notice. (A little sandpaper will take off most of the black, if it really bugs you.)
Thread a cord or chain through the two holes at the top. Use a headpin to make a loop at the bottom. Here is the back of the box:
If you don't have a headpin, you can make a loop with a small bit of cord (knot it on the inside to hold it in place). And now you have a pendant, all ready to embellish!
Use your imagination - maybe tailor it to someone else as a gift, or do something to match the type of photos you plan to put inside. I decoupaged a scrap of origami paper to the front, and added some charms. Here it is:
See? I told you you'd think it was cute.
Now for the photo locket part. Use one of the breath strips (that green oblong in the picture is several stuck together) to make a template for cutting mini photos to fit your locket. I made my template out of clear plastic, so I could see where best to trim my teeny pics.
I don't have a color printer, so I made some black and white prints, and added colored pencil accents. You can fit a whole bunch of little pictures into this thing!
When closed, a little bit of the first picture peeks through:
Wouldn't this be a great gift? I'm giving it to the grandma of these sweet boys - she will love it like crazy.
Who's crazy now, doubters? Boo-ya.