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DIY Cute Felted Lip Balm Pockets

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

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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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Written by Joanne Gonzales

Joanne Gonzales has a passion for getting creative. Whether she is making personalized DIY gifts or taking part in larger arts and crafts projects, she puts her all into making new and beautiful things.

She lives with a group of close friends and believes in the natural way of life. Joanne has built an outdoor arts and crafts gallery that overlooks the countryside in her hometown, which is where all of her creations come to life.

Art started off as a hobby, but over time Joanne has mastered her skills and sold some of her favorite pieces. She works full time as a florist and has done for many years. It helps keep her creative juices flowing and she hopes to one day open her own florist shop with a twist.

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