DIY Lip Balm Holder

You know when you come across one of those projects that just catches your eye, and you can’t stop thinking about it? Today, the adorable ladies from Find it, Make it, Love it are sharing one of those projects. I am in awe of how stinkin’ cute these adorable Ribbon Lip Balm Holders are. I have a whole family of peeps that would absolutely LOVE one of these holders, because they are lovers of lip balm and seem to be losing theirs all the time! I believe that these genius holders will solve all of our lost lip balm woes. I can’t wait to make a whole bunch of these for family members, friends and even neighbors. I am thinking Christmas and Birthday gifts galore! Enjoy!

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Hi friends, Steffany and I are so glad to be back today to share a useful, simple and cute project. A DIY Lip Balm Holder perfect for clipping to backpacks, purses or on a key chain. Around here, we have a small obsession with lip balm. I never leave the house without it, and if I do there’s a slight feeling of panic-haha! This clip is a perfect way to add lip balm to every bag I have! May I never leave home without it again. 😉 With all the adorable ribbons to choose from at The Ribbon Retreat, you are sure to find something you love.

Here’s what you need from The Ribbon Retreat:

    • 1 1/2 inch Ribbon
    • Swivel Clip

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A few other supplies you’ll need:

      • Ruler
      • Scissors
      • Lighter
      • Sewing Machine

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Measure and cut about 9 inches of ribbon.

DIY Lip Balm Holder - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Use a lighter to seal the ends of the ribbon to prevent fraying.

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Now put the ribbon through the swivel clip and fold over about 1/4 of the ribbon length.

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Then fold up the bottom, using the lip balm as a guide.

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Pin in place.

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Sew up both sides, leaving the clip in place.

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That’s it!

DIY Lip Balm Holder - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
DIY Lip Balm Holder - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

My girls have unfortunately followed in my lip balm addiction footsteps and they are pretty excited about clipping this to their backpacks.
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DIY Lip Balm Holder - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
DIY Lip Balm Holder - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
DIY Lip Balm Holder - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Sew up a couple of these in no time and save your lips from ever being chapped again!

It is always a pleasure stopping by The Ribbon Retreat. For lots more cute and simple project ideas head on over to Find it, Make it, Love it and say hi!

Thank you, thank you ladies! Like I mentioned above, I am in love with these adorable ribbon lip balm holders and can’t wait to make one, two or twenty for my family! They too are going to love them! For more absolutely innovative and fun, fun projects by these two lovely ladies, make sure to drop by their blog
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  1. Amaris Duque
    Posted September 23, 2015 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    Would it work to sew the lip balm holder with a SINGER-ZIG ZAG CHAINSTITCH Toy Sewing Machine. It says that it can sew light fabrics and paper crafts. Its like a real sewing machine, just small. Please help.


    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted September 28, 2015 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

      Hi Amaris! Thank you for your question. It is a really good question, as I do not have any experience with this type of sewing machine. However, if the directions say it can sew light fabrics or paper crafts I would be a little concerned about sewing these ribbon lip balm holders. The ribbon at The Ribbon Retreat is really high quality grosgrain so can be a little stiff and even thicker than a light weight fabric would be. I would be concerned that your needle might break or the machine would not be quite strong enough to go through two layers of a thick ribbon. However, if you are sewing a satin ribbon or a flimsy ribbon, you might be ok. I am not sure if this is providing any help or not, but I hope it gives you an idea of whether or not you wanted to try using your little machine to make these lip balm holders. Another option would be to hand stitch these holders or to even use hot glue to seal the sides. If you end up using your machine to try them, please let me know how it goes. I would love to hear how your experience was using your cute little machine on this fun project! Good luck, and I hope you have a wonderful day! Thank you for stopping by! Michelle 🙂

  2. albertha eady
    Posted September 30, 2015 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    I love these. where would I find the clips for this project?

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted September 30, 2015 at 10:38 am | Permalink

      Hi Albertha! Thank you so much! I am so glad you love these fun Lip Balm Holders. You can find the clips here at The Ribbon Retreat. Click HERE. Thank you again and have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  3. Posted November 12, 2016 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    Love the idea of using ribbon for these. Thanks for the inspiration… off to make one of my own!

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