Do your eyes get tired, red and irritated during allergy season? Maybe they are red and worn out from driving a long distance to and from work, or from spending a long day working in front of the computer.
If you have had a hard time with any of the above conditions, you’ll want to whip up some of these eye pillows to give your overworked, swollen or strained eyes a real boost. They are fast and simple to make, and great to have on hand as a quick gift.
Our eyes are so important, why not give them a little treat? These eye pillows will be just what they need. It only takes a few minutes to start feeling relief.
Relaxing Eye Pillows with Lavender Buds
- 1/2 cup dried lavender buds
- 1 cup flax seed
- Any material you want to use (I used flannel because it’s soft)
- Measuring cups
- Pinking shears
- Sewing machine
1. Figure out what type of material you want to use. Any material will work, so be as creative as you like. I chose flannel because I love how soft it feels.
2. Find a pattern. I used the eye mask template from Create Craft Love — the shape and size works great for your tired eyes!
3. Pin your pattern to the material and start cutting out your pieces. Make a few extras to have on hand for later.
4. Start sewing them together using a 1/4-inch seam and an inch opening for the filling.
5. Mix your lavender and flaxseed in a bowl.
6. Use a funnel to fill the eye pillows with the lavender and flax seed mix — it only takes 4 or 5 tablespoons per pillow. I used the sharp ends of my scissors to help stuff the mix down into the eye pillows.
7. Sew up the little holes, bind off and trim off the thread ends.
8. Using your pinking shears, carefully trim the complete edge of your pillow.
9. When ready to use, place in the freezer for a few minutes for a cool feel or put in the microwave for a few seconds. Whatever temperature you are drawn to, these pillows work great.
These DIY eye pillows are easy to pack for a trip, so you’ll never have to worry about tired eyes when you’re away from home. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
— Leilani Hampton