Attention, time-strapped crafters: It’s a literal snap to transform mementos, bits of nature, or pretty scraps of fabric into cherished accessories or meaningful gifts using a versatile hinged glass-frame locket. Simply choose a locket shape, select something special to fill it with, and add a length of ribbon, cord, or chain. What souvenir would you save in a locket? Tell us in the comments.
At a glance
Time: 15 minutes or less
1. Marbled paper
Cut shapes from a variety of papers to make a wearable work of art for every outfit.
2. Fabric trim
Snip and insert a swatch of intricate mirrored trim for a surprisingly simple DIY adornment.
3. Book page
Keep a favorite book passage, poem, or love letter close to your heart.
4. Pressed flowers
Frame a dried blossom from your favorite flower—or press a few from a special bouquet yourself.
5. Concert tickets
Pay homage to your favorite band or music festival by preserving a piece of your concert ticket.
6. Vintage photographs
Can’t bring yourself to cut the actual photo? Make a copy and keep the original intact.
Commemorate the trip of a lifetime, a sentimental address, or a go-to hiking route with a cut-to-fit section from a vintage map.