Sunday, December 20, 2015
diy dream pillow
When I was little, my mom gave me a small dream pillow that I kept under my big pillow every night. It was filled with lavender to prompt good dreams, and help calm me when I woke up with bad dreams. I don't know what happened to that little dream pillow, but I know how much I loved it- so I wanted to make a new one. And I created a tutorial so you can make your own!
You'll need some fabric, sewing supplies, and dried lavender. I recommend checking out the thrift store for fabric scraps since you won't need a lot. Just make sure you wash it first! I got my lavender from a local health food store that carries bulk dried herbs.
Decide what shape you want your pillow to be. The one I had when I was young was just a little square pillow, but I decided to make this one round. I also made a cloud shape with plain muslin fabric.
Put your fabric pieces front sides facing together and sew them together, leaving an inch or two open.
Trim the extra fabric off and turn your pillow right side out. Fill with lavender- I made a paper funnel to make it easier to pour the lavender in.
Sew the opening shut with an invisible stitch and that's it!
I think this is a really great gift (or stocking stuffer since Christmas is coming up!). You could also include lavender essential oil and an amethyst crystal, both which promote calm and peacefulness. The perfect trio for a good night's sleep.
Here's a little behind the scenes shot of the tutorial, once again the kitties were sound asleep the whole time I was taking photos! I hope you guys enjoyed this little tutorial. If you try it out, let me know what you think of the dream pillow!