Chapstick Holder for Teacher Appreciation

boxesToday is an exciting day!!! Not only am I psyched about sharing this cute little gift item, but I’m also thrilled to be a guest stamper for Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty. Woo hoo! What an honor!  So lets get started…

chapstickWith Teacher Appreciation Week approaching for my school – and presumably many schools – I’ve turned my attention to teacher gifts. Planning for teacher gifts can get overwhelming. The older your children get, the more teachers they have. Cha ching! So here’s a little somethin’ somethin’ to say, “Thanks,” and, “Don’t get chapped lips.” 🙂

chapstick02The adorable DSPs (Designer Series Papers) used here are from the All Abloom DSP pack. I have LOVED this pack and have used it so many times that there’s barely anything left of it. All Abloom is currently on our Retired List. It was still available as of yesterday but will not last long. Order it now before it’s gone by using my Shop Now button at the top of the right sidebar!

Here are the dimensions needed for this project. A video tutorial* will follow to show you how to make these purse-like holders. As a bonus, the video also demonstrates how you can color our ribbon with our Stampin’ Spritzers and reinkers.

*Edit: The first score line in the long strip of paper is at 3/4″ as shown below not 3/8″ as my video states.


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16 thoughts on “Chapstick Holder for Teacher Appreciation

  1. Amy, what a beautiful way to dress up the Chap Stick balms!!! The package is just so beautiful, gosh!! Receiving this lovely gift will definitely make anyone feel so loved and appreciated.
    Your video is fantastic, you explain how to make this great project to give to teachers so well, I have a few teachers and coaches of my grandkids that will love something like this.
    Thank you for sharing and for the detailed template and video. 🙂

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  2. Cute ! I appreciate the details of how to put these together . Plus did a video …thank you !
    These are really perfect for a lot of different times when you want to give a little something special .

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing this adorable gift idea …. your video is so well done and easy to follow. I plan on making one of these for a chemo patient. I think it will help to brighten her day!

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  4. OMGosh, I’m not feeling well and you made my day BRIGHT!
    This project is Perfect for me. Even though you had some hand issues in the video; it’s a great thing. First of all: Happy Teacher Appreciation. Second: Wonderful Video
    Last: When I visit people in the hospital, I “TRY” to take them chapstick, but a different brand. This is perfect. Something beautiful to put it in. I find that’s one thing they usually forget if it’s a planned surgery, or a unplanned hospital stay.
    Amy, I can’t thank you enough. You made my day. 😆

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  5. I keep doing something wrong, or your measurements are not correct. Your front and back pieces apear to be the same height , but distances scoring from 1 3/4 to 3 3/4 (2 inches) doesn’t equal the scoring distance between 4 3/4 to 7 1/2 (2 3/4). What am I doing wrong?? If I am correct, could you let me know the correct scoring marks before I ruin more cardstock?!! 🙂 Thanks!


    • You are correct. The distances between the two are different. But if you look at the side picture on my blog you’ll see that that was intentional to make room for the length of chapstick that juts out of the top hole. When you glue the little tab to the back of the holder, the top “shelf” should be parallel to the bottom of the box. Does that make sense?


      • Thanks for your quick response Amy! I’ll try it again! It’s so cute — I’ve just got to figure this out! 🙂 Thanks again!


      • I finally see what you mean!! Thanks for telling my to look at the side view! Going to my craft room right now!


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