No-Sew DIY Lip Balm Holder

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DIY Gifts

These Chapstick or lip gloss keychain holders make for the perfect handmade gift.

I love making little handmade gifts that actually have a purpose.

I’m personally always losing lip balms left and right so it made total sense to make one of these keychain holders. Hopefully, I don’t lose my keys too. ha

Most people sew these keychain holders together but I didn’t want to get out the sewing machine much less try to sew faux leather.

I just glued this together and it worked great.

It was so easy and fun to make, I designed a bunch of these keychain chapstick holder templates. Both the printable and SVG cut file templates are all available for free in my resource library.

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    Materials for Faux Leather Cricut Lip Balm Keychains

    Faux Leather – I actually used this freebie faux leather bag I had sitting around but there are lots of affordable faux leather sheets available on Amazon.

    E6000 – This stuff isn’t the healthiest to be inhaling but it is necessary to keep the keychain together.

    HTV – or any kind of Iron On vinyl. I just got an assorted set from Amazon.

    Cutting Machine – I use a Cricut. Check out my recommendations for Cricut machines and accessories for beginners for more info.

    You could do this with Scissors as well but the cutting machine sure makes things go faster.

    Tutorial for DIY Chapstick Keychain Holder

    First, use the template to cut the faux leather. I like to stick the fuzzy part to some transfer tape and then have it go on the mat transfer tape side down.

    I do this so I don’t get extra material on my mat. It also helps it grip better. With this method, I can use just the standard grip mat.

    You can cut faux leather with both the Cricut Explorer or Cricut Maker. If your leather is less than 1mm, then the fine point blade should be sufficient. Mine was about 1mm so I chose to use the deep point blade.

    After cutting the template, its time to apply the glue. I like just using a q-tip mostly because it is disposable. Anything you’re willing to sacrifice will do.

    I apply glue to the side without the lip balm slit. I apply a ring around the outer edge.

    I then fold the opposite side down and apply some pressure while it is drying.

    E6000 dries pretty fast, like at most an hour.

    You may want to pre-insert the keychain ring before gluing but it is not necessary.

    At this point, you could also iron on your designs.

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    9 thoughts on “No-Sew DIY Lip Balm Holder”

    1. Kelly Newburn says:

      what size do you cut these?

      • Great question! I find I prefer to size it so the slit for the tube is about 1 inch to fit a standard Chapstick brand lip balm.

    2. I have not been able to sign up to get access to your library. It always give me an error. I LOVE these

    3. Heather Lawson says:

      I totally leave these, but I don’t see the template in the resource library?

      • hmm, this is a popular one so it is one of the first templates in my resource library. I just checked and it’s still there. Do you mind giving it another try?

        • Shelley says:

          I’m new to cricut. About what size should these be total?

        • So I left the template in the size I made it for the photo but it is adjustable. A few of them are a little bigger than I’d like so next time I make them, I might size them down from the default size. With more expensive materials and sizing, I like to first just make a prototype with some copy paper.

    4. Tami Rudy says:

      I think these might be great as quarter holders for Aldi as well.

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