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Hand-made sparkly strawberry lip balm

This year I want to make my own hand-made Christmas crackers to match my Winter Wonderland colour palette and theme. This got me thinking it would be nice to fill them with hand made gifts. The gifts would have to be small enough to fit inside the crackers and ideally match the theme. So, I decided to make pink coloured strawberry lip balm with a smattering of pink glitter. To fit in with my theme, I added a vanilla flavoured mini deer shaped lip balm piece which I placed on top of the strawberry lip balm. I finished them off with a pretty printed label I designed that I covered in clear film to protect and to make it shiny. The jars were sealed by wrapping them in pink washi tape.

6 Lip balm pots

How-to step by step

  • Lip balm - Step 1

    Step 1

    Start by placing 2 tablespoons of the beeswax pellets and 4 tablespoons of sunflower oil in a glass jug.

  • Lip balm step 2

    Step 2

    Heat in the microwave on low to medium power until the beeswax pellets have melted. Remove jug from microwave and stir with a metal spoon. Using a pipette, add a few drops of strawberry oil.

  • Hand made strawberry lip balm - steps 5-8

    Step 3

    Gradually add lipstick shavings to the jug of liquid. Stir mixture with metal spoon and continue adding lipstick shavings until you achieve desired shade and the colour is even. Using a clean pipette, transfer lip balm to pots.

  • Hand-made strawberry lip balm - steps 9-12

    Step 4

    In a small glass pot, melt half a teaspoon of beeswax pellets with a teaspoon of oil in the microwave until beeswax pellets have melted. Add a drop of strawberry oil and stir with a metal spoon. Then using a clean pipette, fill deer mould with lip balm.

  • Hand made strawberry lip balm

    Step 5

    As soon as the lip balm turns white, use a sharp knife to remove excess from back. Wait a minute then turn out deer on to top of pink strawberry lip balm. Repeat until all strawberry lip balms have a white deer atop. Leave to set for one hour.

  • Hand-made strawberry lip balm - steps 13-14

    Step 6

    Wrap washi tape around each jar to secure lids.

  • Hand-made strawberry lip balm labels- steps 1-4

    Step 7

    Download the artwork and print onto a sheet of P1 address label. Cut a rectangle of self adhesive film large enough to cover all the labels and adhere to printed labels. Carefully, using a sharp pair of scissors, cut around edge of labels then remove backing paper from the labels and attach to bottom of cool mint lip balm jars.

  • Hand-made lip balms for Christmas

    Step 8

    See tomorrows post for the mint version

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