Recently I taught my daughter how to sew on my sewing machine. We started out with some very simple projects, that were also practical. She discovered that she really loves sewing, and this chapstick holder project was one that ended up being a big hit! Simple lines, and inexpensive materials. Plus the finished chapstick holder is perfect for giving away! I know I appreciate having my chapstick handy. She had fun picking custom colors, and embellishments. We hope you like it too!
- Felt Sheets (your choice of colors)
- Felties Felt Stickers (we used Stitched Daisies)
- Hook and Loop Velcro Circles
- Split Key Rings
- Sewing Machine
- Chapstick, or other same- sized lip balm
- Needle and Thread
- Chalk Pencil (for marking measurements)
Mark your felt at 2 1/2″.
This will give you a shape that “looks like the state of Utah” according to my daughter.
If you are planning on mass producing these chapstick holders- you can use this cut piece as your template for the subsequent holders. Just trace it, and cut.
Fold your felt over on the bottom.
Using a sewing machine, stitch the bottom and side of your felt piece. I used white thread on all of our holders, because I was too lazy to switch the thread out. Here is a tip- if you are going to make a darker (black, navy blue) colored chapstick holder, you can take a sharpie marker to the white stitching, and blend it right in. 🙂
The Felties stickers are self-adhesive, but I knew my Chapstick holder would get a lot of wear and tear since it is going to be on my key ring. I chose to machine stitch mine on. I temporarily removed the flower center to hide my stitching.
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).