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.
Christmas gift : Sparkly strawberry lip balm
- 2 tablespoons of white beeswax pellets (plus 1/2 tsp for the deer toppers)
- 4 tablespoons sunflower oil (1/2 tsp for deer)
- Few drops of strawberry flavour oil
- Edible pink glitter
- Lipstick shavings
- Mini deer mould
- Microwavable glass jug
- Microwavable small glass jar
- Metal spoons
- Sharp knife
Sparkly strawberry lip balm, How-to step by step
Start by placing the beeswax pellets and oil in a glass jug in the microwave. Heat 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.
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.
In a small glass pot, melt half a teaspoon of beeswax 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. Using a clean pipette, fill deer mould with lip balm. As soon as the lip balm cools and 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.
Wrap washi tape around each jar to secure lids.
Double click on the artwork, which will open it up in a new page, 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 strawberry lip balm jars.
Have a sweet day!