11/16/2011

DIY Simple Luxuries Lavender Eye Pillow









 I saw these gorgeous wheat warmers on Pinterest and decided to make my own Lavender Pillows. Here is the inspiration for this project:






Mine are filled with rice and lavender. Pop them in the microwave for 45 seconds and then hold them against your tummy, your forehead, over your eyes, on a sore shoulder, etc.....



Here we go:

Gather some soft cotton material. Measure up 9x5 inches. Fold the fabric so there are two layers of this measurement, and then cut. (This way you only need to sew three sides instead of four.)









(The fold is at the top, see it?)




Pin right sides together and sew around the edges leaving at least two inches for turning right side out again. I usually put a double pin where I need to stop sewing:















Clip Corners







Turn right side out.





Gather a funnel, rice, & lavender.
 Put about 1 cup of rice into the bag with the funnel.
Sprinkle a few pieces of lavender in with the rice.







Fold in the opening and sew it closed.













Give some as gifts this Xmas-perhaps with a basket of goodies like bath soaps, bubbles, plushy socks...mmmmmmmm

4 comments:

  1. Oh I love these! I just bought a bottle of dried lavender because it was so pretty and smelled nice, but I didn't know what to do with it! Now I do!
    Love it!
    Jo-Anna

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  2. I made some of these a few years ago. I loved them! I think I will be sewing up a few more to give as holiday gifts...thanks for reminding me about this fun and useful idea!!! :)

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  3. Ooh love these..i'm going to make one today for my m-in-law for Christmas! yay!
    and..Thanks for your comment on my blog..so much fun making them. Wish I knew lots of people who love rustic stuff like me that I could make them for!! And that book is awesome..recipes from a cafe in England..my old boss gave it to me.
    Thanks for your loveliness ;)
    ciao bella! xx

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  4. Can these be thrown in the washer? Thank you

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