Easy Lip Balm Holder


This quick and easy project is perfect for both the beginner Cricut user and anyone new to sewing.  It can be used to hold your lip balm or even your Essential Oils roll-on.  Use it as a keyring, bag charm, or any way that suits you.  Gather the supplies and materials listed below and get ready to make something cute!

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  • Faux leather (3″ x 11″)
  • Thread to match your faux leather
  • Sewing/ quilting clips
  • Key ring, key fob, D-ring, or other hardware
  • Sewing machine
  • Cricut machine and/or scissors
  • Cricut standard grip mat

Let’s go!  

  1. Upload your pattern into Cricut Design Space or print and cut it out of paper or card stock.
  2. Your pattern should be sized to about 2″ x 10″.
  3. Once sized, send it to your machine to cut. 
  4. Place your faux leather face down on your mat, load into your machine, select “faux leather” from the custom materials, and cut. (If using a Cricut Explore family machine set your dial to “Custom Material”.)
  5. Slide your key ring onto the holder and fold in half, matching rounded bottom edges.  Secure with clips.
  6. Sew around the outer edge, using a scant 1/8″- 1/4″ straight seam.
  7. Trim your thread, add any other embellishments you would like, and you are done! 


Organizing My Work


Do you find it difficult to organize your crafting projects?  I do.  I have sewing projects, Cricut projects, shirts, onesies, tumblers… I enjoy being busy but it’s easy to become unproductive while working on so many things.  I often end up with sticky notes here and there, one order written in my notebook while I have several other orders on sheets of paper in my purse, on the back of a receipt, and so on.  I thrive on structure and organization.  So I made myself a project board to help me keep my work in front of me.  I re-used one of my white dry erase boards and added rows and columns to help me track what I have pending.   As I have orders come in, I simply write them in the appropriate columns along with a due date.  I’ve been using this system for a couple of months now and I have to say it’s been great with helping me stay on task.

Here’s a list of supplies I used to make my board:

You may want to do something similar.  If so, you are welcome to use the project file I created in Cricut Design Space found here.  Feel free to tweak it and save as you’d like.