Sometimes the simplest items that we take for granted can help someone to feel better about themselves. When you make and donate personal care items include a handmade item to make it extra special. We’ve provided ideas for ways to give personal care items.
Handmade Travel Kit
Made from washcloths, these kits are super easy and can be sewn by beginners. Include essential personal care items such as toothpaste, toothbrush and travel-size bottled liquids like body wash and shampoo or add some pampering items like lotion or scented body spray.
Check with a dollar store about setting up a booth outside and ask customers going in to purchase one or more items for a kit. The washcloths and ribbon can probably also be purchased there.
Ways to Give Tissues
All you need is fabric scraps and very basic sewing skills to make these tissue holders. They can be hand sewn or machine sewn.
Make sure some of your prints match who you are donating to. Patriotic prints are a great choice for our gentleman seniors. Kids will prefer bright colors and cheerful prints.
These tissue holders from FreeKidsCrafts.com are super easy for the little ones. Just cut, fold and sew two seams.
Make a batch for nursing homes, Meals on Wheels or donate to your local shelter.
DIY Soap Saver Pouches
Another great project for beginner seamstresses; soap savers. They are also made from washcloths and are very economical.
You can make two soap savers out of one washcloth and use contrasting color scraps to make make decorative shapes. Kids will enjoy making these for children in bright colors.
Folded Washcloth Owl
This one of those ways to give that needs no sewing at all. Just a few simple supplies and and you can make an adorable washcloth owl to make when you donate soap.
Kids as young as 7 years old can make these with little supervision and the supplies are readily available and inexpensive.
Easy Pour Soap for Kids
Here’s one of the cutest ways to give soap to kids. Take a look at this cute soap idea from FamilyFocusBlog. You can use any shape silicone mold and add an inexpensive bath toy.
Fill a Drawstring Bag
Make drawstrings bags and fill with travel size personal care items like shampoo, lotion, body wash, toothpaste.
Instructions include different size suggestions. The medium size is probably good for personal care items.
Use up your extra yarn and make pretty colorful washcloths. Instructions and photo are provided by FeltedButton.
You can easily make crocheted washcloths with just a single crochet stitch so there’s no reason not to start learning today.