DIY First Aid Kit

Summer is coming and the kids will be out of school. Know what that means? Alot of play time with many skinned knees and elbows. That's why everyone needs a handy little first aid kit that will easily fit into a pocketbook or diaper bag.

My daughter will be working at the local YMCA this summer as a summer camp counselor and has to carry some sort of first aid kit with her in her back pack in case one of her campers gets a boo boo. This gave me a reason to make this really cute first aid kit using only a 98 cent pot holder from Walmart, some snack size baggies and a little sewing machine help.

I was able to whip this project up in less than 15 minutes.

I used six snack size baggies. I laid them on the pot holder , three on each side, letting the bottoms of the baggies cross over each other in the center.

I taped each one down to keep them from sliding and then I used a sewing machine and made one single stitch down the center. Then I folded the pot holder in half and sewed a button on it. I used the loop as a button hole but if your pot holder does not have a loop, then just stitch on a piece of ribbon. (Its really prettier with the ribbon).

You can decorate these any way you want to. I attempted to use a piece of cut ribbon to make a red cross for first aid but I do not recommend it. Just be creative when making yours.

You can use this same idea for sewing kits, travel jewelry holders, or coupons.

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  1. What a cut, quick and helping small kit, and with a pit holder¿? who whould have thought about it right?... great idea, very smart, I like it.

  2. Awesome idea, since they are so expensive in the stores. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This is such a great idea, really amazing!! Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower!
    Hope you are having a great start to your week!!

    1. Thank you and Thanks for following me!!!

  4. Adorable, so fast and what a great idea!!

  5. This is great! WOW! Thanks for sharing on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you this friday! -The Sisters

  6. What a great first aid kit, it has everything you need for a emergency with a little one

  7. Does any one know where we could get these at a very cheap price. My Girl Scouts are working on their Girl Scout Bronze Award and would love any/all donations for these pot holders? We were thinking too of making them as we haven't found any really cheap ones around any more.