Everyone knows I’m a huge proponent of a red lip. Maybe you’re having a bad hair day, maybe you’ve worn the same outfit three days in a row, but throw on a red lip, and NO one knows! Instant glamour. I highly recommend everyone investing in a signature red lipstick. Confession: I still have the red lipstick I wore for my engagement photos…8 years ago. Yikes! Now is the perfect time to invest because nothing says Valentines Day like a showstopper red lip! So in honor of our deep adoration of a bold lip we’ve created Paper Lipstick Valentines! These luxurious tubes are filled with sweet candies and made from a toilet paper roll! Talk about trash to treasure, right? So even if you’re not quite ready to flaunt the red lip, these Lipstick Valentines are the perfect shade for everyone!
Get the free printable templates (craft cutter ready!) after the jump!
To make the sweet little tags, we used the stunning new font by Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls. I’ve been wanting to work with her for a number of years now, and was thrilled when I set my eyes on this font! It’s called Specimen I and is a charming script lettered in her signature hand. So fun! If you want to purchase the font, you can find it HERE. We printed off puns like “You’re the balm!” and “Pucker up, Valentine!” on white printer paper and cut them out in the shape of banners. We love the romantic feel the font has without being too showy.
Paper Lipstick Valentines
- Toilet paper rolls (you can also just use cardstock if you don’t have enough)
- Textured paper or corrugated cardboard in white and pink for lipstick base and circle
- Metallic gold and silver paper for middle tube
- Cardstock in reds and pinks for lipstick
- Hot Glue gun
- Craft cutter Machine or Scissors
- Small red candies, such as red hots
- Using the templates provided, cut out each piece of the lipstick with the appropriate paper (listed above).
- For the base, the middle tube, and the lipstick overlap the edges 1/4-inch (noted by small slits in the template) and glue.
- Glue the lipstick tube to the middle of the circular base, then place the metallic middle tube over the lipstick and glue that to the base. Finish with the textured tube and glue to the base. This should fit perfectly with the circle.
- Now fill the red/pink lipstick tube with small red candies.
- To finish, glue the top part of the lipstick tube onto the tube by folding in the tab and gluing around the opening.
Photography by Jane Merritt | Crafting by Rebecca Hansen | Font from