If you are starting to think about little thank you gifts and stocking stuffers you are going to want to check out this great post about how to make a chapstick holder using card stock and ANY themes you want. These make fantastic gifts all year round because there really isn’t any time people don’t want to be protecting their kissers!
Allie has beautifully illustrated how to make these and once you make one you will be totally addicted and can make a zillion more with her easy instructions. Hmmmmm….makes us wonder what else can go inside these cute little packages?
Let’s take a closer look at the examples she made for the Christmas season:
SO adorable, right? Let’s dive in!
Allie used her wreath chapstick holder as an example to show how to set up your project if you are going to be adding a pattern – we LOVE her use of the stencil!
Cut your card stock to 5″ X 3 1/4″ for the box. If you are using a stencil or stamping over the surface, you will want to do that now.
Now score on the 5″ side at (3/8″, 1 1/8″, 3 7/8″, 4 5/8″)
And on the 3 1/4″ side score at (1/4″ 1″, 1 3/4, 2 1/2″)
With your detail scissors, cut out all areas Allie marked below in pen.
For a really neat and tidy assembly, use those detail scissors again to cut into the remaining flaps to create slight V shapes on the untabbed flaps.
Fold in on all the score lines and adhere the skinny flap together to create the box.
Now you can pop that box on any card panel or project you want to use! You can use the slimline dies to cut longer panels, cut in half and pop the boxes on the bottom edges of those, too.
Now you can decorate your little package any way you want! And while these are Christmas themed, we can see these made up for the summer with little palm trees for SPF 5000 lip balms, with flowers for Mother’s Day, maybe a fun Father’s Day add-on? Lots and LOTS of ideas!
If you want to make exactly what Allie made, here’s what you will want to have out or grab from the store:
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Now that you know how to make a chapstick holder that you can use in so many ways, how are you inspired to create?