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DIY Key Chain Lip Balm Holder


Cold weather and blustery winds = dry chapped lips.  I don’t know about you, but I’m always digging in my purse for my lip balm.

You probably know by now that I love to think of ways to repurpose ribbon as fabric.  May Arts assortment of wide ribbons make them perfect candidates for sewing projects?

Here’s a quick and easy lip balm holder made from May Arts Ribbon that will keep that lip balm handy on your key chain, purse strap or especially, on the kids’ backpacks.

 Key Chain Lip Balm Holder

Key Chain Lip Balm Holder

Clip them to a purse or backpack…Easy to find and the lip balm won’t slip out!

 Key Chain Lip Balm Holder

I found the template and the instructions here. Any of May Arts 2.5” or wider ribbons will work as the pattern is interfaced for stability.

They’re quick and easy so pick your favorite May Arts ribbon and make one for everyone in the family.  These would make adorable gifts too.  It’s never too early to start on those stocking stuffers.  🙂

 By Charlene Driggs



Other Supplies Used:

  • Template – Sew4Home
  • Iron on interfacing
  • D-ring
  • Sewing machine/thread
  • Lip balm


  1. Sue D

    Great idea!

  2. Shona

    Great idea Charlene! One question – what stops the lip balm from falling out!

    1. Charlene

      Hi Shona,

      Thanks for your question!
      The template has been designed to fit the lip balm perfectly. Since all lip balm containers are the same size, you get a nice snug fit. I tried shaking mine and it still didn’t fall out. 😉


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