Sunday, May 22, 2011

DIY Everyday Survival Kit


Everyday Survival Kit

A friend of mine from High school is having a few health problems so I thought I'd make her a survival kit to put a smile on her face.  Below are all the contents of the kit and I've also included the silly things that they're all for :)



Marble:  For when you loose yours.

Rubber Band:  To stretch yourself beyond the limits.

Candle:  To remind you there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Tissue:  For drying your tears.

Paper Clip: To hold everything together when it falls apart.

Pack of seeds:  To help you *grow* stronger everyday.

Toy racecar:  Wishing you a *speedy* recovery.

Clothespin:  To help you hang in there.

Eraser:  To remind you that you can start every day with a clean slate.

Battery:  To give you that extra charge to keep you going... and going.

Piece of Rope:  When you reach the end of yours, this will keep you going a bit longer.

Small Smooth Stone:  To remind you that the rough times help to refine and polish.

5 cents:  So you'll never be broke.

Band-Aid:  For when things get a little rough

A Crayon:  To color your day bright and cheerful.

Glitter:  To celebrate the joys of life.

A Puzzle Piece:  Without you things wouldn't be complete.

This is how the toy car started out.

Being me I didn't want to leave it looking all old and shabby so I used some acrylic paint and made it pink.

Added some gold on the bumpers and white acrylic on the lights and sealed it with Duncan sparkles, just it case in gets wet somehow, that will stop the acrylic paint washing off.

Here's the finished car, all pink and sparkly.

I did the same with a boring old peg.  Cut two strips of paper to fit, stick it on and you have a better looking peg.  Don't you think?

Here it is finished.

It was fairly easy to put it all together and didn't take long to do.  I've got two school aged children so most of the contents were all around the place I just had to put it all together.  You can call it whatever you like - BFF Kit, Hospital Survival Kit, One of those Days Kits, just use your imagination.  I put it all in a make up bag with the text printed on a piece of paper.  I also included other girly things in the post box like soap, a beaded bracelet, earrings and matching chain (all inside a black jewelery bag), a shower sponge, moisteriser, face wash, some cute nail files in a matchbox looking container and some other stuff.   
I hope she gets a nice surprise when she get's it this week in the post.

I found this fantastic website that has fantastic crafty things that I'm sure you would all love so here's the link Design Sponge go check it out if you've got some spare time.  They have some great DIY tutorials, recipes and other crafty activities.
Don't forget to visit my favourite fabric shop at   

Have a fantastic day,
Luv Mel...xXx
(This blog is for you Louise)