Hi Everyone!! Today I have teamed up with a great group of ladies to create handmade gifts with something for all ages! If you need an idea for a few more gifts under the tree, check out these sweet handmade ideas from the ladies listed below!
These past few months have been a little stressful for my mom. Some changes at home and at work have given her a few rough days here and there. I figured what could be a better Christmas gift than some relaxation. An aromatherapy eye pillow is an easy gift to make that will pair well with a glass of wine to help her relax after a long day.
Eye pillows are filled with flax seeds and a few drops
of lavender oil and are supposed to help headaches and work as an
antidepressant. The pillow has the perfect weight to put enough
pressure on your face to contour to it, blocking out the light.
To create the pillow, I used:
- Two 9" x 3" pieces of fabric scraps
- Sewing Machine and Thread
- Flax Seeds
- Lavender Oil
First, I sewed the two scraps of fabric together (pretty sides facing each other) on three sides, leaving one of the small sides open. And then turned the pillow right side out.
Next I mixed the flax seed and lavender oil. I straight guessed on amounts here. I filled the bowl with flax seed and then sprinkled the lavender oil until it smelled good. (Sorry I can't be more specific than that!!)
I then stirred and spooned the flax seeds into the pillow and sewed the last end closed. It may not be the prettiest gift under the tree but it sure does smell good!
Handmade gifts are my favorite to give and to receive!! Does anyone have some great handmade gift ideas?