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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

How to Make a ChapStick® Holder Key Fob

The ChapStick® product, information and gift have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.


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I'm a mom. I'm a mom to five kids. Five. That's five set of lips [not including my own and my husband's] that often get chapped or cracked or sunburned. With five kids, you can imagine all of the time I have to be searching for a tube of ChapStick® at the bottom of my purse. Not. Ain't nobody got time for that!

If AWOL ChapStick® is a problem for me, I know it must be a problem for other busy moms. So, I've created a post that will give you step-by-step instructions on how to make a ChapStick® Holder Key Fob. You can attach it to your keys, the diaper bag, your purse, your favorite beach tote, your gym bag...it's so easy to make that you can make one for ALL of those locations, so you NEVER have to search for your ChapStick® again!

Let's get started! 

First, you'll need 
  • either heavy weight fabric [like duck cloth] or cotton fabric lined with fusible interfacing to give it a bit of thickness
  • key fob hardware [found here]
  • scissors
  • thread
  • a pair of pliers 
  • a kitchen towel or a wash cloth
  • sewing machine
Now, let's SEW!

Cut your fabric into 2 1/4 x 15 inches. If you aren't using duck cloth, cut the interfacing the same size and iron to wrong side of cotton fabric.

Fold your fabric in half, right sides together. Using a 1/4 inch seam allowance, sew each side of your fabric piece. Do not sew the ends.
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Clip corners.
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Turn your now 7 1/2 inch piece of fabric right side out, and press seams. 
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Zig zag stitch the open end closed.
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Fold the zig zag stitched end down 1 1/4 inches. Sew first at 5/8 inch allowance and then again at 1/2 inch allowance.
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Here's what the back looks like...
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We're almost finished, I told you this was easy-peasy!!

Next, fold the end you've just sewn onto itself 2 1/2 inches. [the zig zag shouldn't be seen]
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Sew at 1/4 seam allowance and 1/8 inch seam allowance to finish it up. [see photo below]
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It's time for the key fob hardware. Place the hardware on the end of your new ChapStick® Holder, fold your kitchen towel or wash cloth over it [this helps prevent scratches from the pliers], and press closed with your pliers. 
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TADA!! You're finished!! Now, make another for your friend, and one for your each of your kids teachers, and for all of your girlfriends...no one should have to search for another tube of ChapStick® ever again! 

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Have you seen all of the amazing varieties of ChapStick® flavors??  Strawberry, Raspberry, Mango, Green Apple, Aloha Coconut [available exclusively at Walmart]...and so, so many more!

**GIVEAWAY CLOSED - CONGRATS, Amber F.** Want to WIN a selection of ChapStick® ? Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite Summertime memory. I'll choose a winner on March 17. 
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Original tutorial found here.


Learn more about ChapStick® by following all of their social media platforms or visiting their YouTube channel.
o   ChapStick® website: http://bit.ly/1NR21t3
o   ChapStick®  Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1Yz11NQ
o   ChapStick® Instagram: http://bit.ly/1V82G8B
o   ChapStick®  Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChapStick
o   ChapStick®  Pinterest: http://bit.ly/1QWt5pc
o   ChapStick®  YouTube: http://bit.ly/1MGCT8i

5 comments:

sara lafountain said...

My favorite summer time memory was driving to my grandmas house each summer with my family.

Mami2jcn said...

My favorite summertime memory was taking a road trip to Myrtle Beach with my friends when I was in college.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mitzi said...

My favorite summertime memory is spending time with my dad in our garden. Still savor those memories when I enjoy my own garden now. :)

Amber Farnham said...

My favorite summertime memory is friends around the fire and children's laughter.

Marcella Farris said...

My favorite summer time memory is swimming all day and eating snocone with my family and friends!