When I taught kindergarten I had my students make these adorable "lockets" for their moms or grandmas for Mother's Day. They were a huge hit! This year Lilly and I made one for her Mimi. I am including some photos and directions in case you want to make your own.
You will need an empty matchbox and some acrylic paint.
Paint the part of the matchbox that slides out on both sides.
Choose decorative scrapbook paper or wrapping paper to cover the outside of the matchbox.
Use a glue stick to affix the paper (about 2"x4" strip) to the box.
This is what you have now...
Lastly, glue a photo inside the box, hot glue a ribbon to the back of the outer part of the matchbox, and then embellish. I used small paper flowers from Doodlebug Designs and some ribbon left over from the necklace. I also glued a small paper flower onto Lilly's picture inside the box. When I did these with my class I painted the boxes gold and the kids glued jewels and glitter on the front. There are so many possibilites. The best thing is you can use what you have and make such a special keepsake. Don't forget to date the back. Love to all you mommas out there!~Molly