Astar's Craft: Soothing Eyepads
For my summer garden this year I planted loads of beautiful blue cornflowers. I gathered the seed for next years planting, dried off the flowers and I’m now using them to make my own soothing eye pads.
Things to gather –
- Cornflowers (If you don’t have anythen store this idea away for Christmas presents later in the year. Mine flowered from the end of October until I finally pulled them out mid-January)
- Plain muslin cut into 8cm diameter circles
- Blue cotton thread and needle
Cut out circles from the plain muslin.
Pin two circles together and hand stitch 1cm in from edge using the blue cotton, leaving a gap of approximately 2cm.
Pour a tsp of dried cornflower petals into each circle and sew opening closed.
To use –
Place two into a small bowl of boiling water and leave to steep until cold.
Lie back, place a compress on each eye and relax. Eyes that are tired and irritated will be grateful.