DIY Upcycle Locket Necklace
This cute upcycled locket necklace will put a grin on anyone’s face and makes a wonderful gift for moms, grandmas or anyone who loves quirky jewelry. You’ll never guess what they are made from. Plastic spice bottle lids. They look amazing and are so fun to make. You can style them in an endless variety of ways.
Locket Necklace Supplies
- Lids with open hole from plastic spice bottles. (We used McCormick)
- Spray Paint
- Gems, flowers, beads etc.
- Photo of choice.
- Our printout patterns and template below.
- Chains, string etc.
- Drill with tiny bit
- Eye Screw (optional)
- Clear spray (optional but a good idea)
Additional Ideas: You can also use scrapbook paper cut into circles to place on your locket in various places.
Drill a small hole in the top of the lid for hanging a string or placing a eye screw into. Doing it before painting it is a good idea.
Spray paint your cap. After it dries a coat of clear sealer is a good idea.
If your using our free patterns, cut them out.
Cut a piece of poster board for backing using the appropriate pattern piece.
For a regular photograph use the appropriate circle to trace over the picture, then cut it out.
You can also print out a photo and do the same thing.
If you print a photo on regular paper we suggest covering it with packing tape.
Glue your photo face down into the lid.
Glue whatever you like on the front as long as it covers the logo portion on the lid.
You can also glue something inside the cover.
String can be added for the necklace.
Beads add a nice touch.
Attaching a chain is easiest if you insert an eyelet screw into the tiny hole.
You can add glue to the eyelet to hold it in. Place the backing poster board over it.