Background for this Project: At my regular Yin Yoga class, we use lavender eye pillows at the end of each session. I absolutely love the aroma. It causes instant relaxation, and I really wanted one! The yoga studio sells them for about $15, so I checked out Etsy where prices start at $5 plus shipping. I figured I could make them really easily, but I'd need to make a bunch of them to make it worthwhile. Since the school year is almost ending, I decided that it would make a great teacher's gift!
I ordered up some organic lavender from Amazon, along with some organic fabrics from Fabric.com. I picked up some organic rice from Trader Joe's and mixed the lavender and rice in a 2:1 ratio.
Bill, Lucky and Charm filled the muslin bags that I made about half way with the lavender/rice mixture, while I sewed the bags shut.
Next, I made covers for the muslin eye pillows using various types of organic cotton fabrics.
I even made a couple extra 'mini' eye pillows for Lucky and Charm:)!:
I found some boxes at Target dollar bin section and lined them with tissue paper. In each box, Lucky, Charm and I added a homemade organic lavender eye pillow, an organic EOS lip balm (my favorite!), and a few bags of antioxidant rich green tea. The overall cost for each gift (box included) is just over $7.
I used simple labels and $1 alphabet stamp set to address the presents and add little 'relax' and 'rest' reminders:):
Inside each box:
Bill made little 'eye pillow' cards using card stock.
Hopefully, the teachers will enjoy their gifts and get some well deserved rest and relaxation this summer!
And I did make an extra eye pillow for myself too and I LOVE it! This gift may be my go to present for awhile, especially since I have lots of fabric and lavender left over!!