This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Sponsored #WhatMonthlyPain #CollectiveBias. This post contains affiliate links and/or images. Let’s be blunt. Having your period can keep you from doing the things you love. Instead, my daughter takes Advil® Menstrual Pain. It relieves her menstrual cramps, headache, and back pain. In no time, she is ready to help me make our handmade Christmas Rag Ball Ornaments!
Adolescence is that awkward time when a child moves from puberty into adulthood. When I was going through it, my mom handed me a book and told me to read it. She said if I had any questions, to let her know. I had no idea what that book meant, nor did I know what questions to ask. It was super confusing! What I wish she had told me about was how my period was going to effect my life. For almost a week, I suffered from cramps, headache, and back pain. I would curl up in bed with the heating pad and ride it out.
When I had my daughter, I knew I wanted to be more frank with her about her period. I explained what menstruation was for and what to expect. Instead of handing her the heating pad, I took her with me to stock up on Advil® Menstrual Pain from Walmart. Oh, if only I had this little nugget when I was 14! *Advil® Menstrual Pain helps relieve menstrual cramps, headaches, and back pain for up to six hours (*please use as directed.)
It is also is caffeine and antihistamine-free, and easy-to-swallow, which as a parent, I appreciate. For my daughter, she takes her period with stride! Instead of suffering from those aches and pains, she says “What monthly pain?!”
When she gets her period, my daughter takes Advil® Menstrual Pain, which is the #1 doctor recommended brand for menstrual pain. Then she can enjoy one of her favorite activities; making crafts. Whenever I have a recipe or a craft to do on the blog, Caitlin is there to help me. She is so creative! I love to see her sitting Indian style on the floor with all her supplies spread out!
We enjoy making homemade crafts for the holidays and give them as gifts. This year, we are making handmade Christmas Rag Ball Ornaments.
They are super easy and are so pretty. And they will only set you back about $1.75 each. You cannot beat that price, right?!
Here is what you will need to make your handmade Christmas Rag Ball Ornaments:
3-6 Christmas print cotton fabrics. I bought 1/8 of a yard and it was way more than I needed.
Ribbon or twine
3 or 4″ Styrofoam balls
Floral pins (optional, but I strongly encourage them! You can order them on Amazon or get them in the floral department of your local craft store)
Buttons to match the fabric (optional)
Glue sticks, glue dots or craft glue
Step One: On one end of your fabric, make cuts, about 2″ long, 1-1 1/4″” apart
Step Two: Tear your strips. You want them to be between 8′-9″ long.
Step Three: Glue one strip around the Styrofoam ball. Trim any excess fabric. Glue another strip, going in the opposite direction. Repeat this until the ball is covered.
Step Four: Cut a piece of ribbon or twine about 12″ long. Loop it and hold into place with your floral pin.
Step Five: Cover the pin with one last strip of fabric. Tie your end pieces into a small bow. Embellish with a button if you like.
Now you are ready to hang your ornaments on your tree or wrap them up as gifts for family and friends. You can also make these into handmade Christmas Rag Balls. Just leave off steps four and five and place several in a bowl or basket. They make an adorable holiday decoration!
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