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lip balm holsters

I call this a lip balm holster because with it hanging from your belt you can “quick draw” the lip balm from the holster and have immediate access in those emergency lip balm situations 🙂

 

I crocheted this first one a while ago with size 20 crochet cotton. I just spiraled around the bottom in single crochet until it was wide enough and then turned the corner and spiraled up the sides. I attached a large lobster claw clasp with a crocheted chain, and voila! It was easy to make, but took a while because of the number of tiny stitches involved.

 

After the success of my crocheted bag a couple of weeks ago, I had some thread left over, and thought maybe I could make a matching lip balm holder with the excess. This one was really quick to make and works well if the lip balm has a nice coloured case (this is an Avon orange lip balm so the colour shows through well, although not really in the above picture). I crocheted a small split ring to the top of the holster and then used a memory wire ring as the clip – it’s easy to slide it over a belt loop and it’s much easier to open than a keychain ring.

The best part about these holsters is it stops the lip balm from melting in your pocket!

1 Comment »

  1. Debra said

    Great idea!

    I really love your patterns, etc and have told other people about it .

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