Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Upcycled Sinus Pillow

Upcycled Lavender Sinus Pillow

Tis' the season for allergies & sinus infections!

My husband & oldest son suffer the worst in our house....SO...

I made a Sinus Pillow out of T-shirt scraps from a previous project and various other supplies I had around the house.  FREE...is a very good price :)

Supplies I used:
Sleeve of a T-shirt
Needle and Embroidery Thread
White Rice
Dried Lavender
Lavender Essential Oil

So I cut off the arm of the T-shirt scrap I had left.  Two sides were already sewn so I turned it inside out and sewed one side shut, and then the other side I sewed 3/4 shut so I could add the rice mixture.

I turned it right side out (is that how you say it lol?) and mixed 1 cup of uncooked white rice, some left over dried lavender from my sisters wedding, and two drops of Lavender Essential oil in a bowl.  I then used a funnel to pour the rice mixture into the pouch.

I sewed it up and popped it in the microwave for 20 sec....Oh the smell was heavenly!

Next step..the true test..see how the boy like's it.  I had him put it on his eyes and he gave it two thumbs up..even better, he had a friend over, he tried it too and said "that feels awesome!"

Kid tested...Mother approved

I give this project two thumbs up!  It was easy, free, and works great!

Remember that Recycled T-shirt Tote I made last week? Well I added some embellishments with left over T-shirt scraps.  Here's a pic...

I made Rosettes from the scrap T-shirt pieces, and made them into a flower...So cute!

Happy Crafting!


  1. Great idea for the sinus pillow! I'll bet it would be great for calming down kids (and adults!) who are having trouble falling asleep. I'll take two!

  2. My fav post! I have tons of lavender left if you want some!

  3. Okay, now we need a blog on how to make those adorable rosettes. Awesome blog, Nicole. I love it!!!

  4. Thank you so much! A Rosette Tutorial will be in the near future, thank you for the suggestion :)


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