Lockets are so much fun, like carrying a little secret around your neck.   Molly from Lilly Cakes is a part-time early childhood teacher, and she these adorable matchbox lockets with her class one year as Mother’s Day gifts.  They’re so sweet, easy enough for kids to make on their own, and just the right size for a trimmed-down school photo.  You could also use this idea as a creative way to gift wrap other small items, making them a gift within a gift!  [how to make a matchbox locket]

Project estimate:

  • Matchbox, on hand or $1
  • Paint, on hand
  • Paper, on hand
  • Glue, on hand
  • Ribbon, on hand
  • Embellishments, on hand or $1 and up
  • Photo, on hand

Total:  Free and up