Monday, September 28, 2009

Chapstick Gift Holder

Don't you just love it?  I wish I could tell you that I came up with the idea but I cannot.  I seen this on-line by Cindy Major.  She made it up and did not have any direction so I had to make up my own so I guess I could take some of the credit.  But you just have to give them a try they are about the fastest gift idea to make very very quick and easy.  The longest thing in the whole deal is threading the ribbon, really!


Paper:           Yoyo Yellow CS, Real Red CS, Rockabilly DSP
Ink:               Basic Black
Stamps:         Best Yet

Double Rectangle Punch, 3/18" Corner Rounder Punch, Scallop Punch, Piercing Tool, Push Pad, 3/8" Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Snail Adhesive, Gold Brad, Dimentional, Chapstick

1) Cut Real Red CS 7 1/4" X 3 1/2" , score 3 1/4" from each of the long 7 1/4" ends inwards.

2) Cut DSP 7 1/4" X 2 7/8", score 3 1/4" from each of the long 7 1/4" ends inwards.

3) Use Corner Rounder Punch and round all corners of both CS and DSP. Use snail adhesive and glue DSP on top of Real Red CS centering and lining up score lines.

4) Take double rectangle punch pushing in ALL the way , make six punches. ONE in each corner and ONE  on each side of center score area.

5) Stamp Yoyo Yellow CS with "To You From Me" stampin up stamp set. Center and punch out saying with Scallop Punch.  Add dimentional to LOWER bottom of scallop 3/4 of way down and place on front of holder  .  It should just fit between your ribbon hole punches if you punched them correctly.

6) Fold holder up.  Punch from Yoyo Yellow CS a Key Tag punch.  Take the punch and snail one small edge.  With holder folded, line up punch on back Real Red CS with adhesive side up, centered under scallop.  Press to stick in place,  Turn over to front place on push pad.  Using piercing tool pierce a hole where you will be placing brad.  Insert gold brad.  Bend tag over and insert end between scallop and Real Red CS on front.  This is your closure for the holder.

7) Cut 3/8" Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon 35" long.  Starting on INSIDE in CENTER scored slots thread both ends of ribbon DOWN through two slots on one side to make a loop.  Insert chapstick and pull tight.  Continue with one string around leaving loop for handle to other side where you will connect the chapstick. You should end with the ribbon coming up on the inside of holder in the middle scored area. Now pick up other end of ribbon and continue other way around and end at other side.  I applied some snail adhesive to my chapstick to keep it secure before tieing bow.  Now take the two ends of ribbon and tie a bow.

Fold the tab under the scallop in front and the purse is closed and should stand up.  Enjoy.


  1. Wow, these did turn out beautiful Kathleen!! Totally love the colors and how you did the ribbon. Very nice gift idea -- and you should sell a lot! Sandi

  2. What can I say that hasn't been said before! (LOL) These will make cute stocking stuffers. Great Job and look forward to somemore.

    P.S. I hope to put something on my blog before this weekend. TFS

  3. Love this idea!! I would love to see a photo of the outside of the holder opened up. I'm having trouble understanding what you do with the ribbon/holes in the scored "bottom" part.

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!


  4. Hi, Kathleen

    So glad you liked the lip balm holder idea! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a link - I love seeing how people adapt an idea and make it their own! Your holders turned out real cute! :D

    Have a great day,