Lavender Scented Good Night Moon Pillow




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Lavender Scented Good Night Moon Pillow

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Help make bed-time more relaxing with this enchanting scented pillow! Hidden inside each pillow is a small pouch on which you can place an aroma pad with a few drops of lavender (or your favorite calming oil or blend) to gently lull your young ones to sleep.

Materials Needed:

  1. Fabric (12" x 28"): A soft fleece or microfiber fabric will feel soft and cuddly and might be preferred, but any natural fabric can be used.
  2. Hook and Loop Fastener (such as Velcro) (.5" - 1"): A small circle or strip of hook and loop fastener is all that is needed to keep the hidden pouch closed. This is available either with an adhesive on the back so all you have to do is stick it in place, or as a plain strip that will need to be sewn in place.
  3. Stuffing Material: Use cotton batting, bean bag filler, or any other stuffing material you desire.
  4. Aroma Pad (1): This pad (or a similar essential oils pad) is used to hold the essential oil within the pouch.
  5. Essential oils (1-5 drops): Use lavender, or your favorite calming essential oil or blend. Some essential oils that are known for their calming properties include cedarwood, clary sage, jasmine, chamomile, myrrh, tangerine, and ylang ylang.

Instructions:

  1. Cut the pattern out along the solid lines.
  2. Fold your fabric in half, and place the pattern so that the straight edge of the pattern farthest from the moon lines up with the fold in the fabric. Pin the pattern in place to the two layers of fabric, and cut out the fabric around the pattern. Un-pin and remove the pattern from the fabric.
  3. Un-fold the fabric. On the right-side of the fabric, place or sew each of the two halves of your hook-and-loop fastener (Velcro) as indicated on the pattern.
  4. Re-fold the fabric (with the right-sides together) so the two halves of the moon are lined up. Pin the two halves together to hold in place.
  5. Sew the two sides of the pillow together where indicated by the dotted lines on the pattern, leaving approximately .25" seam allowance. Leave a 1.5" to 2" gap along one side un-sewn. Trim excess fabric from all corner seam allowances.
  6. Turn the pillow right-side out through the un-sewn gap, leaving the square pouch tucked inside the moon (the hook and loop fastener (Velcro) should now be able to fasten, closing off the pouch).
  7. Using your favorite stuffing material, lightly stuff the moon so that it holds it shape, but is not too stiff. If using cotton batting, try to get some stuffing on each side of the pouch.
  8. Using a needle and thread, sew the gap in your pillow closed.
  9. Embroider, paint, or draw (using fabric markers) the eyes and smile on the moon. Add any other decorations as desired.
  10. To use your pillow, place 1-5 drops of your desired essential oil or blend on the Aroma Pad. Place the pad inside the pouch. Place this pillow on the bed and enjoy the peaceful aroma of the essential oil. Re-charge the scent of the pillow as needed with additional drops of your chosen oil.

Extra Ideas

  1. Create a fun gift-basket with this pillow, your favorite bed-time story book and a CD of relaxing music. Include a vial of oil to re-charge the pillow as desired.
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