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Mother's Day Gift: Hardware Locket

Hardware Locket

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Turn a piece of hardware into a wearable treasure that is sure to stay close to Mom's heart.


  • 2 favorite pictures
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • 1 by 1 1/2 inch Brass hinge (available at hardware stores)
  • 18 inches of ball chain with fastener (also available at hardware stores)
  • Soft wire


  1. Trim a snapshot or a school picture so the desired image fits on a plate of the hinge.
  2. Use a hot-glue gun (adults only) to fix the photo to an inner plate.
  3. To decorate, glue a piece of kid's artwork onto the face of the locket.
  4. Run the wire through the top of the hinge, then wrap it securely around the chain. The locket is ready to wear.