These lip balm holders were actually crafted as favors for a birthday party, but I thought that they would also make pretty cute shower gifts or a lovely addition to a bag of must-haves for your bridesmaids!

dIY Lip Balm

Here is a glimpse into the process involved in making these…

dIY Lip Balm 

Material
 
2 colors of cardstock
1 patterned paper
Glue
Scalloped punch
1 3/8” circle punch
1 1/4” circle punch
X-acto knife
Round stamp
Glue
Satin Ribbon
Lip balm (mine was crafted and personalize by http://ll2b.com/ )
 
 
Instructions
 
Print this templatefor drawing instruction (The copyright for the template goes to Renne Ondrajka)
 
1)  For the Outside piece:
a)  Cut a piece of cardstock by 3 1/2” x 5 3/4”
b)  Score it at 2 1/2” and 3 1/4” (the center piece will be 3/4” wide)
 
2)  For the inside holder piece:
a) Cut a piece of cardstock by 3 1/2” x 5 3/4”
b)  Score it at 2 1/2” and 3 1/4” (the center piece will be 3/4” wide)
c)  With an x-acto knife, cut 3 different slices as we can see on the template link.  These cuts will serve to insert the lip balm inside the pocket.
 
3)  Glue the inside and outside cardstock piece making sure to not put glue on the center cuts pieces.  The pieces should open like this:  http://picasaweb.google.fr/MEDRO13/MotifDamaskDiane50Ans#5211949307577820194
 
4)  Decorate the exterior pocket as desired with a pattern paper, stamps or anything else you’d like.  A quick note…before you glue the pattern paper on the outside cardstock piece, put a piece of ribbon between the two pieces. 
 
5)  Insert the lip balm inside the pocket and tie the ribbon.  Voilà !