This lip balm holder DIY was originally created by Shaunte Wadley for the Core’dinations Core Blog.
If you often find yourself searching for an easy and affordable gift to give to your friends for a special occasion or for no reason at all, look no further than our DIY lip balm holder project! This is the perfect way to make chapstick look cute and for barely any cost at all. All you need are a few supplies and a tube of lip balm; you could even slip a perfume tester in the DIY holder to gift to a friend too!
DIY Lip Balm Holder Supplies:
Step 1. Cut two (2) 5 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ pieces of cardstock. If you’re paper is smooth, you can emboss with a pattern if desired. Sand both pieces. One piece will be the cover of your lip balm holder, and the other will be cut to hold the lip balm on the inside.
Step 2. Score both pieces of cardstock lengthwise at 2 1/2″ and 3 1/4″. This is shown in the photo as blue lines. I used the gutter of my paper trimmer and an embossing stylus to create the score lines, however if you don’t have a stylus feel free to use a pen or pencil.
Step 3. Set one piece of cardstock aside (the cover). Using your other piece of cardstock, make the following cuts, making sure the embossing faces outward.
The following cuts begin from the far right score line:
A. Measuring 1 1/4″ from the top of the project, make a slit that is 1 1/2″ long.
B. Measuring 1 1/4″ from the bottom of the project, make a slit that is 1 1/2″ long.
The following cuts begin at the center of both score lines:
C. Measuring 3/8″ from the top of the project, make a slit that is 3/4″ long.
D. Measuring 3/8″ from the bottom of the project, make a slit that is 3/4″ long.
Step 4. Fold center two slits vertically; this will hold the lip balm inside your project.
Step 5. Fold both top and bottom slits inward. This creates “shelves” to hold your lip balm inside the finished project.
Step 6. Select a length of ribbon approximately 24″ long. Adhere ribbon horizontally across the center of the piece that you set aside earlier.
And there you have it! The perfect easy and affordable way to give a little gift to a friend or make your own lip balm look pretty and protected! If you loved this project, try our DIY party favor bags!