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Today, let’s talk traveling in style and a cute DIY medicine pouch. But how could one travel effortlessly when you’re faced with aches and pains like migraine? So here’s one thing about me that you may or may not already know. When I’m traveling, I get so stressed out days before, because I know I have to finish a lot before I leave. Thinking about packing, preparing work for days when I’m gone, and trying to get organized – all those can cause headaches and what not. Plus, if I’m so lucky I get my period on the days that I have to travel, that means more pain! Ugh. So how do you remedy that?
Dealing with Pain when Traveling
I like to be always prepared at home and when I travel. So I make sure to have my medicines handy at all times. For migraine, headaches, and minor aches, I reach out for Excedrin®. If you’ve been following me for awhile now, then you know I get really painful periods because of my endometriosis. Sometimes, it comes with a serious headache. So in order to function or make it to my travels, I take Excedrin® Extra Strength for fast headache relief. These have saved me a couple of times when heading to a blog event or visiting family out of state. I could have missed those precious moments, but I refuse to!
Organizing My Travel Bag
I like to be super organized when I travel. I make sure everything has its own place, so I know where to find things in a rush. Aside from Excedrin®, I take a couple other remedies for colds, dysmenorrhea, sore throat, and cough with me. Then, I make sure I have some bandages and ointment creams too. Add to that my daily vitamins, means I need a pouch that will hold everything in place.
That’s why I made this DIY medicine pouch and I’m sharing the no-sew instructions with you below. It’s cute enough for your makeup and brushes, or whatever little knick knacks you want to place inside. I know I have a lot of pouches when traveling. There’s one for my makeup. There’s one for chargers, batteries, and little gadgets. And of course, there’s one for my medicines and vitamins.
No-sew DIY Medicine Pouch
What You’ll Need
- Foam sheets – you can find these in the craft section at Walmart
- Parachute cord, shoelace or any durable ties you want to use – I found this colorful pastel parachute cord at Walmart as well
- Velcro tapes
- Hole puncher – I recommend using the solo or single puncher. But since I couldn’t find mine, this double puncher does the work too.
- Pencil and ruler just to make sure the holes are evenly placed.
- Begin by taking your sheet of foam and decide how big you want your pouch to be. Fold it crosswise leaving a bit of extra on the top for the flap of your pouch. Once you determine the size of your pouch, adjust or cut if necessary. The length of the foam sheet was perfect for my pouch. But I wanted to cut the width a little bit. So I cut about 2 inches off the sheet lengthwise.
- Next fold the sheet to the size of the pouch you want. Don’t forget the flap part.
- Once everything is lined up, start punching holes on both sides of the pouch, as well as on the tip of the flap. You can use the pencil and ruler to make sure the spaces in between the holes are even.
- Once all the holes are good, take your tie, yarn, or cord, and insert it in the holes in a spiral way. See photo for reference.
- Tie a knot or two on both ends.
- Cut the excess cord. If your cord frays at the ends, you can seal it with a candle’s flame. You can also use a glue sealant to secure the knot.
- Now line up your velcro on the flap and close it to see where it hits the front of your pouch. Mark with your pencil so you know where to place the other velcro on the side of the pouch. Tape the velcro in place and test out your new DIY medicine pouch!
Wasn’t that easy? Want something easier? See my previous no-sew DIY clutch here.
Find Excedrin® at Walmart
Get your Excedrin® and medicines ready before heading out to travel. You don’t want to be suffering in bed now, do you? Excedrin® provides fast relief for different types of headache. There’s one for migraine, tension, and a PM headache too. I use the Excedrin® Extra Strength. So make sure to have some handy when that headache hits. You can find Excedrin® at Walmart on your next grocery run.
Disclaimer: Consult your doctor if you think you are suffering from migraines. For all Excedrin® products, use as only as directed in the packaging. Always read the Excedrin® Warnings of Usage to make sure the medication is right for you.