Key Ring Chapstick Holder {Great Craft for Kids!}

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!

DIY-chapstick-holder-Crafts-UnleashedSupplies needed to make your own key ring chapstick holder:supply-list

DIY-chapstick-holder-Crafts-Unleashed-1Select the color of felt you like. Begin by measuring a rectangle shape measuring 5″ by 3 1/2″.

DIY-chapstick-holder-Crafts-Unleashed-2Mark lines using a chalk pencil, so you can see it easily.

DIY-chapstick-holder-Crafts-Unleashed-4Cut out your rectangle along your marked lines.

DIY-chapstick-holder-Crafts-Unleashed-21Then, fold your rectangle in half width-wise.

Mark your felt at 2 1/2″.

DIY-chapstick-holder-Crafts-Unleashed-5Cut your felt from the center fold to the 2 1/2″ mark.

This will give you a shape that “looks like the state of Utah” according to my daughter.

DIY-chapstick-holder-Crafts-Unleashed-6Save that scrap of felt- we will be using it later.

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.

DIY-chapstick-holder-Crafts-Unleashed-7Using 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. :)

DIY-chapstick-holder-Crafts-Unleashed-8Here is my cute daughter, sewing away…

DIY-chapstick-holder-Crafts-Unleashed-20This makes a perfectly sized pouch for your Chapstick.

DIY-chapstick-holder-Crafts-Unleashed-9Take the scrap of felt you set aside earlier and cut it in half. Loop the felt piece through a key ring, and stitch the loop on the back of your felt pouch chapstick holder.

DIY-chapstick-holder-Crafts-Unleashed-11I took my scissors and slightly rounded the ends of my chapstick holder pouch flap.

DIY-chapstick-holder-Crafts-Unleashed-12Insert your Chapstick, and fold the top flap over to determine where your hook and loop (Velcro) will need to be.

DIY-chapstick-holder-Crafts-Unleashed-13Hand stitch your hook and loop circles to the chapstick holder. They only need a couple of stitches to hold them in place.

DIY-chapstick-holder-Crafts-Unleashed-14The 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.

DIY-chapstick-holder-Crafts-Unleashed-15Now your chapstick holder just needs a fresh tube of lip balm!

DIY-chapstick-holder-Crafts-Unleashed-15bAnd your chapstick holder is ready for a key ring:

DIY-chapstick-holder-Crafts-Unleashed-1Or a back- pack:

DIY-chapstick-holder-Crafts-Unleashed-17Or anywhere you need Chapstick conveniently stashed!


About Shaunte

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).


  1. polly plum says

    What a cute idea for a class or scout gift idea!kids could make them for their friends.And if you don’t sew,I imagine the adult could use a glue gun, instead.Thanks!

  2. Elic says

    How clever! I can see me mass producing these! Even with a stick of lip stuff it would be so cheap and easy to make!

    • Shaunte says

      My daughter gave them to all her friends, and now their moms want one too! They are a big hit! I hope you have fun with them too. :)

      • Elic says

        I’m thinking that I might do a little cross stitch instead of the felt flowers or some kind of bead design


  1. […] Shaunte at Crafts Unleashed shows how you can make a lip balm holder that hangs from a key ring.  You can indeed hang it from a keychain but I like her idea of attaching it to a kid’s backpack so they can carry it to school.  It’s cute out of craft felt, but you could also make this from vinyl.  Either material sews up easily, with no raw edges to be finished.  Go to Crafts Unleashed for her tutorial. […]

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