DIY Heating PadJanuary 25, 2017
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Can you believe the school year is already in full swing? It feels like the first day of school was just yesterday. In fact, that first day was so special for our family, as my older daughter was starting Kindergarten and my younger daughter was starting full-day preschool. Unfortunately, due to stress, I woke up that morning with a bothersome tension headache. Luckily, I had picked up Excedrin® Tension Headache during a recent trip to Walmart and it really helped to relieve my pain quickly, allowing me to enjoy this special day with my daughters. I love that Excedrin® delivers fast relief for multiple types of headaches.
Stressful situations always give me tension headaches. Thanks to Excedrin® Tension Headache, I was able to fully celebrate the first day of school with my daughters in a fun and meaningful way. I was able to be present in the moment and get to know the kids’ teachers. I was able to take plenty of pictures of my kids with their new backpacks in front of their new schools. I was even able to take my daughters out for a celebratory ice-cream treat after school was over.
When it comes to combating a tension headache, my go-to solution is always Excedrin® Tension Headache. I appreciate that it provides aspirin-free headache relief.
The dosage of two Excedrin® Tension Headache tablets is a simple way to relieve my headache pain quickly and allow me to get back to enjoying the everyday moments!
It’s not just headaches that get in the way of enjoying life. Occasionally, muscle aches can be very bothersome. Today, I will be sharing an easy tutorial for making a DIY Heating Pad, which can be used to soothe those sore muscles. Here’s a sneak peek at the finished project!
DIY Heating Pad
Want to make a heating pad for yourself? Here’s what you’ll need for this project:
- some fabric of your choice, about 1 yard
- iron-on hem tape
- embroidery floss or ribbon
Cut the fabric into a rectangle that’s approximately 15″ x 8″. Fold it over to create a pocket. Use the hem tape to seal the edges. Place a strip of the tape along a seam.
Then use the iron to adhere the two edges of the fabric.
Repeat this procedure so that three sides are completely sealed and the top is open. This will create a pocket that’s ready to be filled with rice.
Add some rice to the pocket. Don’t overfill it, so that the heating pad will be flexible enough to contour to the body (shoulders, knees, etc.)
Use the hem tape to seal the fourth – and final – edge. Make a small bow using the embroidery floss or ribbon and adhere it to the heating pad for a cute decorative element. Notice in the picture below how the heating pad is flexible enough to easily mold to the shape of my hand. Only 15-20 seconds in the microwave will warm up the rice inside to soothe tired muscles.
I absolutely love the way my heating pad came out. If you’d like to try this project, keep in mind that you can customize the fabric pattern, heating pad size, etc. In addition to my heating pad, I like to keep Excedrin® Tension Headache on hand so I’m always prepared for the unexpected.
While I was at the store picking up Excedrin® Tension Headache, I also picked up Excedrin® Extra Strength. I love that Excedrin® Extra Strength provides fast headache relief! Did you know that for some, the relief starts in just 15 minutes?! That’s amazing!
Keeping Excedrin® Extra Strength on hand is an easy way to make sure I don’t let those aches & pains get in my way!
Do you suffer from headaches? Stop suffering and find a solution that works. Excedrin® provides fast relief from multiple headache types. Look for Excedrin® in the pain reliever aisle of your local Walmart store. Use as directed.
Now, learn more about the various Excedrin® products and tell me: Do headaches ever get in the way of your ability to enjoy everyday moments? How do you combat aches & pains quickly and easily?