Tuesday 2 June 2015

Lip-Lip Hoorah!

Hello and welcome to my blog – thank you for stopping by.  I am happy that you’ve taken the time to visit and I hope that you find something here to interest you.

I love crafting with paper, but I also love learning how to make new things, and today’s project is a two-in-one – as well as the sweet little box that holds the tin of lip balm, I also made the lip balm. 

The tins I used fitted very nicely into a 1 ½ diameter hole so I made my boxes accordingly.

The measurements were – 
Cardstock 10 inches by 4 inches
Score on the long edge at 1 inch, 3 inches, 4 inches, 6 inches,7 inches, 7 ½ inches, and 9 ½ inches – these last two score lines will help form the holder for the tin
Score on the short edge at 1 inch and 3 inches.  Also score at ½ inch and 3 ½ inches part way at the end of the card where the holder will be (the 7 ½ and 9 ½ inch points)

The tutorial explains how to put it all together. 

The lip balm is very simple to make;  to fill two 15 ml tins you need 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of beeswax.  Melt the beeswax over hot water, and then add in the coconut until that’s melted as well.  You can also do this in the microwave – try 30 seconds at a time.  Once the beeswax is melted, the coconut oil won’t take long so be careful!

 If you want it to taste nice, put in a few drops of flavouring (the sort you use in cooking; I used lemon in mine) and if you want it to be tinted, add in a bit of lipstick.  I also pierced a Vitamin E capsule and added that to the mix – it acts as a preservative as well as being good for the skin.  Mix it all together and pour into whatever container you’re using. 

PS I’m getting quite excited because the shiny new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue goes live today.  If you shopped with me between January and June this year (and left your contact details) you should have received your free copy from me.  


  1. AS you said, this would be a great gift any time of year! Where did you get the cute little tins?
    Thanks for sharing.


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