Taking care of our teeth is not always what we think about on a daily basis; until you have to deal with it everytime you eat or drink something. If you take for granted you can pick up a snack or flavored drink anytime you want to, count your blessings. For people who have dental devices or braces, it is not so easy. Braces change every meal, snack, cup of coffee, soda you name it. To make matters worse, it becomes a little inconvenient if your meals are not always at home. You suddenly have to deal with public restrooms, offices, schools and your car to become a hygenic place to attend to your new personal matters.
This little bag is not a new idea but it is pretty neat to be able to customize your own depending on what you feel like you will need. I like the idea of having items to clean my hands if soap and water are not available. This bag has an individual tissue holder so you always have something to wipe up with. Also, when you change your devices or get your braces tightened, you will have soreness, so different types of pain relievers come in handy. Brushing and flossing your teeth several times a day becomes customary. The all important lip balm will be your new best friend also.
The size is small enough to put into a handbag, suitcase or glove box. If you need to carry it to a restroom, it looks pretty cute and no one will know what you have inside unless you tell them. Once you are ready to use it, the bag opens flat and gives you a clean work area to spread everything out. If you are interested in sewing a little Tooth Care Bag for yourself or a loved one, click on the download below. There are instructions and pictures. I hope you have enjoyed this post, share what you have learned and are generous with what you make. Someone will appreciate your hard work.
This year my Christmas tree is a little different. I get alot of junk mail like most people do but when I received one from Home Depot (no affiliation) a few weeks back I decided to click on the crafty ideas. They were advertising a Christmas tree using a dress form. As you can see from the picture above I successfully followed their directions. It is not hard at all and if you are a crafty person you might have most of the items needed already.
Of course you need a dress form, a couple of crates depending on how tall you want it to be and some chicken wire. I used three crates and was able to get a three foot wide roll of the wire for about $14.00. I only used about 8 feet of it so a lot left over for another project. I also used burlap to create the dress bust.
If you look at their project they use real cuttings from trees and zip ties. I pulled out our artificial tree and was able to just hook the limbs in starting at the bottom and working my way up. The tree I used is a 7.5 foot so I had enough branches. If you use a shorter tree, you may find that three crates is too tall to cover everything up.
Here is a close up of the burlap. I just wrapped it around the form and used straight pins to anchor the top in several places. Then I took folds or darts in the front on each side using the same pins.
Here she is ready to decorate. That was so much fun. You could literally go wild with this part. I can imagine using trees that were white or pink. If you used real branches it would smell really great also.
This idea would be so pretty in a craft room or if you have a little boutique I am sure you will get a lot of positive comments on this tree. You could even keep it up throughout the seasons. I hope you have enjoyed this post, share what you have learned and are generous with what you make. Someone will appreciate your hard work!
Lagniappe Peddler believes that the process of working with our hands can be one of the best forms of healing the hurts in our lives and welcomes all who visit this safe little corner of the world.
What is a Lagniappe Peddler?
ˌlanˈyap,ˈlanˌyap - something given as a bonus or extra gift
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