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Chapstick Holder Keyfob

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If you're a person who constantly applies her lip balm throughout the day, but can never find it when she needs it, this Chapstick Holder Keyfob from Victoria Lavertu is the solution to your problem! It is not that difficult to make key chain lip balm holders, and this project is even customizable to any size lipstick or lip gloss cases!

Chapstick Holder Keyfob

Materials:

  • Felt (can also be flannel or any other nonfraying material)
  • Key ring
  • Chapstick
  • Scissors
  • Velcro
  • Sewing machine (You can do with or without a sewing machine for this one).

Instructions: 

  1. Cut a square piece that measures 3 1/2 inches by 5 inches.
     
  2. At 2 1/2 inches from the top, cut to a halfway point.
     
  3. Then trim lengthwise to make an L shape.
     
  4. You'll be folding over the bottom part and sewing it shut. But first sew on the velcro pieces.
     
  5. Using use a small, longer rectangular piece of felt, sew on the keychain. You can also sew it on the side before you sew, or even the bottom.
     
  6. Now you can add the flower, or any other decoration you like.For the flower, cut out a flower shape from felt, then add a button for the middle and sew it on with embroidery thread.
     
  7. Add the keyring and finish.
     

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I cut it out of paper to make a pattern, but the directions are confusing. Please redo directions.

Cut a rectangle 3 1/2 x 5. Then cut 1/4 of it away, so you have cut off a 1 3/4 x 2 1/2 inch piece.You now have an L shaped piece. Fold the 21/2" side over to the 5" side. Stitch the bottom and 2 1/2" up the side. You can decorate the front with a felt flower or buttons. Apply Velcro to the top flap and the front of the "pouch" you made. Then cut a piece about 1" x 2". Sew 1" x1" to the top back so that 1"extra is sticking up behind the flap. Fold this over a key ring and stitch it down. That's what I figured out, anyway. Hope it helps, KimCJ

I have made several of these for gifts, and they are well liked. Instead of sewing the edges with a sewing machine, I used wool felt for the body and needle felted fiber along the edges to hold it together. I also embellished the top using felt flowers.

This is a cute idea, but there are no drawings/patterns, and the written directions are very hard for me to understand. Without a drawing of how to cut out the fabric I'm sure I'd cut off a piece I needed or leave on a piece that should have been cut off. I'd love to see a drawing for this craft, as I'd like to make several for Christmas gifts.

This is just too cute! I can't wait to share this with my granddaughters. I can see us making a bunch for their friends this Christmas. Thanks for all the great crafts you share with us, your fans!

Instructions 2-5 are confusing. Could you make a tutorial with pictures or a video tutorial? That would be so greatly appreciated if you could :)

Great idea, but instructions shoud be rewritten.

Your instructions are a bit confusing...

I made a bunch of these for a holiday craft bazaar and they were a best seller for me!!

Clearer instructions would be nice.......

Instructions 2, 3, 4 are confusing. Further explanation would be very helpful. Thanks you!

I agree,,,,but looking at the picture I think I can make this item to my own specifications.... Good luck to you!!!

Confusing, pictures would be nice...the 2 1/2" from n then cut???chere

i love this one for myself,i will make this one for me so i can carry my kisslipstick in it.

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