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Make These DIY Lip Balm Favors for Your Wedding on a Budget

When it comes to wedding planning, every little detail matters. And when you’re busy wondering if your guests will get along at their assigned tables, or if your cousin will have an allergic reaction to the floral centerpieces, it can be easy to overlook some of the smaller details of your wedding — like wedding favors! Favors are a great way to leave a lasting impression on your guests and a can’t-miss opportunity to thank each one for celebrating your special day with you. Why not add these to your Pinboard of DIY wedding ideas?


Whether you’re making hundreds for an entire wedding party or just a few for your bridesmaids, this DIY project is so easy you won’t break a sweat. We’ve got you covered with our DIY lip balm kit and free printables to help customize them.

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Best of all, these lip balm tins won’t break the bank. Now that’s something to celebrate!

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Materials included in the kit:

— beeswax beads

— shea butter

— sweet almond oil

— 4 flavors

— dropper

— 12 round tins

Materials not included in the kit:

— printable (download HERE)

— double stick tape

Get your materials together (or buy the kit HERE) and let’s get started!

Instructions:

1. Combine the beeswax beads and shea butter in a sauce pan over low heat.

2. Add the sweet almond oil to the shea butter and beeswax.

3. Gently stir until everything is melted.

4. Add flavoring of your choice (about 4 drops per tin).

5. Remove the pot from the stove top. Using the dropper, fill each tin with the melted lip balm mixture. Allow lip balms to cool until solid, about 20 minutes.

6. Carefully cut out the printable labels, and tape them onto the lip balm tin lids.

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Combine the beeswax beads and shea butter in a saucepan over low heat.

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Add the entire bottle of almond oil (to make all 12 tins).

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Gently stir until all the ingredients are thoroughly melted.

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Add flavoring of your choice. Use about four drops of flavoring per tin.

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Remove the sauce pan from the heat. Use the dropper to siphon the lip balm mixture.

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Fill each tin and allow the lip balm to solidify, about 20 minutes.

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When the lip balm is finished cooling, carefully cut out the printable labels. Adhere the labels onto the tin lids using double stick tape.

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These DIY lip balms also make excellent bridesmaids goodies. Fill your entire bridesmaids bag from items available in our shop! (IDIEH Design Stenciled Tee + Tote Kit ($39), bkr Bambi bkr Bottle ($35), Bad Ass Candles Soy Glad We’re Friends Candle ($18).)

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Your guests will definitely feel the love with these tins!

What other wedding DIYs are you working on? Show us your project by tagging us on Instagram and using the hashtag #iamcreative!

DIY Production and Styling: Marianne Koo
Photography: Brittany Griffin

Marianne Koo
As Brit + Co's kit designer, Marianne starts her day fresh-faced and ready for action and ends it covered in glitter, glue, and fabric scraps. She spends most of her time figuring out how to hack all things under the sun, and feels ultimate gratification from helping others tap into their innate creativity.

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