DIY Cute Felted Lip Balm Pockets

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Something I find funny about my sister is that she hates felt. I discovered this one day when we were Christmas shopping, and I shoved past her and knocked down some old ladies to inspect a felt ornament more closely that I had spied across the store.

After I oohed and aahed over it, and said something brilliant like, “Isn’t this cute?!?!?!” She said these 4 words: “I don’t like felt.”

Did you feel that? That pit in your stomach that could only mean you must now dis-associate yourself with a close member of your family? After buying her 30 felt ornaments for Christmas, I wondered just why that had struck me so strongly, and I supposed it was because I had such a strong, visceral affinity for all things felted, I assumed everybody else did, too.

In any event, since you probably do too, or you wouldn’t have clicked over to this post, I shall show you how to make little felted embroidered lip balm pouches to hand out to all of your true loves on Valentines day.

*Scroll to the bottom for a surprise variation on this craft. IT’S AWESOME.

Uno. Buy felt and embroidery thread. I got both from this lovely Etsy store, because the craft stores only have the kind of felt that makes you sneer, roll your eyes, and stomp away.

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Dos. Cut your pouch pieces out. I lay my lip balm down and eyeballed the size, but it is approximately 3 1/2″ by 1 3/4″, or 8 3/4 cm by 4 3/4 cm. Something like that.

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Tres. Embroider pretty little things onto one side (or both) with contrasting embroidery floss. Mine feature: x’s, french knots, a heart, and something resembling a rib cage.

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French Knot Video

Quatro. Sew up the two sides of your pouch (I pinned mine together first to avoid slippage.)

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DIY felt embroidered lip balm pouches - eeeeeeeee perfect Valentines Day craft

Sweet little DIY lip balm pouches - felt crafting - Valentines DIY gift

Want to see the mystery variation on this project?! You can totally make a tampon cozy, too! BONUS! BONUS!

Totally rad tampon cozy DIY

Plus – don’t forget to join my sketchalong starting Monday, January 18th!

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1 Comment

  1. Ingrid
    01/17/2016 / 8:56 am

    I agree with your sister, felt is gross. If felt was a person it would be Sean Penn.

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