You know, I normally like to make my Wellness Wednesday posts about healthy eating or working out or in some way treating my body like it's the only one I have, but sometimes it needs to be about what happens when you have too much fun. Naturally, there is a craft to go with this and the supplies all came from my stash (full disclosure: I had bags like this in my stash, but I wasn't sure they would be big enough so I bought some new ones back in December. But that was December, not January, so that makes it ok for Just Stash January just this once). Anyway....
So you have just come off the "tis the season" trajectory which ends in the hardest way possible: stay up super late, drink a healthy dose of booze, eat lots of sweets, and then go to bed. Even if you didn't overindulge, the feelings in your body the next day were not pleasant, to say the least. But this isn't going to stop you from embracing the hedonistic lifestyle next chance you get (going to Vegas, Mardi Gras, a bachelorette party, etc.). Be better prepared for the next round and maybe help your friends out too with this easy, inexpensive craft: the Recovery Kit! You will need:
- muslin or cotton bags (mine are 4.25" x 5.5" and I found them at Michaels. They come in a ton of colors)
- A design for the front (hey! look at the free printable I'm hooking you up with at the bottom of this post!)
- Iron-on transfer paper and any accessories it tells you you'll need (like a pillowcase)
- Goodies to stuff in there
This is actually a super easy, fast, and inexpensive craft. First, print the design on iron-on transfer paper. If you're designing your own and it has words, don't forget to print it as a mirror image so the words are flipped but will have the correct orientation when ironed on. If you use my design, I've already done the dirty work for you!
+ Recovery Kit + Because no great story starts with salad
Next, trim the design down. Iron your bag front (you don't want to iron on to wrinkled fabric). Position your design and follow the directions that came with your transfer paper. When it's all said and done, you'll have an adorable batch of these guys!
Now you get to stuff them. Mine are filled with:
- single packets of ibuprofen (these are easy to find and cheap at convenience stores)
- individually-wrapped ear plugs
- mints (Life Savers because I'm clearly hilarious)
- 5 hour energy
- fruit gummies (I wanted to put in Vitamin C tablets, but I couldn't find any individually wrapped ones)
Slip them all into a bag, pull it closed, then use the drawstring handles to attach the bag to a bottle of water (perhaps the most cherished part of the recovery process). Now as I mentioned, I used individually wrapped, single-serve items. You can also just get a bunch of tiny resealable plastic bags and fill from whatever stock you have at home. I just figured a bag full of random pills looked a bit shady.... But no judgment! You do you!
Don't forget to make one for yourself! Your guests will appreciate your thoughtfulness and you will be relieved to have already thought of your self care! What other occasions would you use this kit for?