Friday, November 4, 2011

Lotion and Lip Balm Holders

I had a special request to figure out a box for a bottle of lotion in the same vane as the hand sanitizer holder.  The hand sanitizers make a nice small gift but sometimes you need to give a little more than that for a neighbor, close co-worker or teacher.

So I set off to make one.  Here is how it turned out:


Colors: Old Olive, Early Espresso, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White.  Stamps: Merry & Type.  Punches: 1-1/4" and  2-1/2" circles, Medium Oval, Decorative Label.  Accessories: Simply Scored, Olive Satin Ribbon, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon and Rhinestones. Other: Super thin craft magnets.
Then one of my demonstrator friends showed me a picture of some lip balm holders she was making for a boutique and I had to try them myself too:

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Colors: Old Olive, Early Espresso, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White.  Stamps: Merry & Type.  Punches: 3/4" circle punch, 1" square and postage stamp.  Accessories: Simply Scored, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon. Other: super thin craft magnets.
And of course, I showed you the Hand Sanitizer last week too:


I've had lots of questions about how to make these so I'm going to provide you with the measurements and scoring instructions for each of these.

LOTION BOX

  • Take a piece of 3-1/2" x 11" card stock and place it in the Simply Scored the long way.  (piece A)
  • Score piece A at 3/4", 2-1/2", 7-1/4", and 9"
  • Take another piece of 3-1/2 x 11 card stock and place it in the Simply Scored the long way. (piece B)
  • Score piece B at 6" and 7-3/4"
  • Fold on all score lines the same direction
  • On piece A, fold the 3/4" section down and punch a hole in the middle of the second section with the 1-1/4" circle punch (the punch will take a notch out of the first section too as shown in the picture:
  • Place strong adhesive, like Sticky Strip, to the opposite end of piece A (the 2" piece at the end) and adhere to piece B (the 6" section on piece B should line up with the fold on the 2" section of piece A as shown in the picture):
  • Place strong adhesive on the first section of piece A. (The 3/4" one with the partial circle punched in it.
  • To "square" the box so that it is nice and even, fold the box as shown in the picture and adhere the tab down:
  •  Finish your box by embellishing it as you desire.  To hold the box closed, I use super thin, neodymium magnets underneath the layer of Designer Series Paper on the box.  You can get these at your local craft store or do a search online.  I used two glue dots on the bottom to hold the lotion in place.
I won't go into as much detail for the Lip Balm and Hand Sanitizer holders because they use basically the same instructions, only they use one strip of card stock:

LIP BALM HOLDERS:

  • Cut card stock to 1-1/2" x 9-3/4".
  • Place on Simply Scored the long way and score at 1/2", 1-1/2", 3-1/4", 4-1/4", 7, and 8
  • Fold along the score lines going in the same direction.
  • Fold the first flap under the second flap (1/2" into the 1" section) and punch a 3/4" circle in the center of the second section (again, you'll get the notch in the 1/2" piece but that doesn't matter).
  • Place strong adhesive on the 1/2" flap, fold and adhere to the longest panel as shown above in the last picture.
  • Embellish your box as you desire. I used the same magnets on these and I placed a glue dot along the bottom of the lip balm to hold it in place.
HAND SANITIZER HOLDERS:
  • Cut card stock to 2" x 11
  • Place on Simply Scored the long way and score at 1/2", 1-1/2", 3-1/2", 7-3/4" and 8-3/4"
  • Fold along the score lines going in the same direction.
  • Fold the first flap under and using the large oval punch, punch an opening in the center of that second section.
  • Place strong adhesive on the first 1/2" flap, and fold and adhere to the longest panel as shown above.
  • Embellish your box as you desire.  Again, I used the same magnets.  You don't have to use a glue dot to hold these in place, they will stay by themselves.
I will be offering the lip balm holders and lotion holders at my class on November 18 and 19.  Watch for more details soon.

6 comments:

Dixie Finn said...

Fantastic job Paula. I see some casing in the very near future.

Yapha said...

Those are super cute!! Thanks so much for the instructions -- I may have to make some!

Mickey Roberts said...

Oh, WOW! Thanks for the instructions, Paula! I just love these.

Shelley Z said...

So cool! Love that you gave us all the measurements for all 3 projects! Thanks for sharing those!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Love these!! I feel a CASE coming on!!! :)

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Love these Paula!! Thanks for the instructions too!