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Earlier this week my daughter was supposed to attend the National Senior Beta Club induction ceremony because of outstanding qualities in academic achievement, character, leadership and service.

She’s been working so hard this year and I’m so proud of her. Monday after school we picked her outfit and decided on a hairstyle. Tuesday morning I was excited about styling her hair after school, but when she got home plans changed. As soon as she came in the door from school she asked if I had anything for cramps. Her back, tummy and legs were hurting all day she said.

I felt so bad for her, but I had the perfect solution. I reached right into my nightstand where I have a “time of the month box” and grabbed the Advil® Menstrual Pain I picked up at Walmart a few days earlier for myself. 

I always keep Advil® in my nightstand. It’s the only thing that seems to have an affect on my cramps and aches, but the one I previously used had a drowsy affect. This new Advil® Menstrual Pain is caffeine and antihistamine free so it won’t keep us up at not or make us sleepy during the day.

Even though I’d given her Advil® before, I reminded her not to take more than recommended and that just two would have her feeling better soon. After taking them, I was hoping she was feeling up to attending the ceremony, but I knew it would take about an hour for the Advil® Menstrual Pain to take affect and I still hadn’t styled her hair. Needless to say, she was feeling more comfortable a short while later, but all she wanted to do was lay in bed on her heating pad and rest up for school the next day.

I hate that she missed her induction ceremony, but I’m glad she was feeling much better shortly after taking Advil® Menstrual Pain.

Next month she has her winter dance recital. To make sure menstrual pain doesn’t catch her by surprise again, I told her to tell me as soon as it starts. I also told her that cramps come with the territory and that taking pain medicine right when the pain starts will help keep er comfortable and able to tackle her day. 

If you have a teen daughter I HIGHLY recommend Advil® Menstrual Pain for pain associated with her menstrual cycle.

Advil® Menstrual Pain targets the cause of menstrual cramps & discomfort to relieve pain for up to 6 hours. It’s caffeine free, antihistamine free, and easy to swallow. 
*Use as directed. 
#1 Doctor Recommended Brand for Menstrual Pain.

  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Headache
  • Back Pain

The other thing I recommend is this easy headband tutorial I did with my daughter. When she was feeling better I gave her the ones I created and showed her how to make some DIY Elastic Headbands to give her dance BFF’s. Here’s the tutorial so you can make some with your daughter or for yourself.

DIY Elastic Headbands

DIY Elastic Headbands

1.  To start you’ll need Elastic Cord, Card Stock and craft supplies like washi tape or stamps. You’ll also need a ruler, sharp scissors and a craft knife.

2. First you’ll need to cut strips of elastic cord to fit the circumference of your head. I cut mine at 17 inches. Then tie the two ends of the cord together in a single knot. 

3. To turn these into a fun gift, cut a piece of white card stock into a rectangle half the length of your untied elastic cord. My rectangle ended up being 6.5 inches.

4. Now decorate the card stock using washing or stamps. I used flag stamps which I embellished with my daughters name written with a black fine tip permanent marker.

DIY Elastic Headbands

DIY Elastic Headbands

DIY Elastic Headbands

DIY Elastic Headbands
DIY Elastic Headbands

I love how cute these headbands are and how simple the project was. Everything I needed for the project plus the Advil® Menstrual Pain was purchased at Walmart. The Advil® Menstrual Pain can be found on the pain medicine aisle near the pharmacy and the project supplies are on the craft aisle. You gotta love how you can shop of everything you need at Walmart.

What are your go-to tips and tricks for dealing with menstrual pain

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22 thoughts on “DIY Elastic Headbands

  1. The headbands are really cute. I have noted down everything we need and I am going to start creating it!!

  2. I've seen these elastic headbands before and didn't realize how easy it was to make some. Great gift ideas.

  3. GreAt craft idea .I an going to make these headbands for me.They look very cute and pretty.It's great that you help your daughter so lovingly during her pains. A hot water bag was a favourite part of my journey

  4. I can't believe you did these yourself. They look great!

  5. What a cute gift idea for girls! I wouldn't have thought to cut out card-stock and decorate to display the elastic bands, such a fun and sweet touch. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love these headbands! They are so cute! I definitely need to make some for my daughter!

  7. DIY things are always great and allow you to get to know, experience, and improve your own creativity.

  8. I love everything about these- especially how you personalized the cards! #client

  9. I love those headbands. I will let my sister know about this and show it to my niece. She's a crafty little girl and I know she'll enjoy making her own elastic headbands. Oh, and you mentioned Advil? Yes. It is our family's pain reliever of choice for years now.

  10. I like to take Advil too when I have menstrual cramps but any pain reliever tablets will do. I have seen those kind of elastic bands at Marshalls and they were not cheap. I like the designs that you chose – chic!

  11. I am going to have to try Advil Menstrual Pain when I get my cycle. I have PCOS and get some pretty nasty cramps. The headband is cute too!

  12. Thankfully I don't have to deal with that anymore! I think way back when my Mom used to give me a couple of aspirin. Nice that they now have something specifically for that pain. Those headbands are cute!

  13. These look so useful and simple to make! I actually just cut my hair and have bangs, so need something to keep my hair out of my face when I work out! Will be sure to utilize this in the near future 🙂

    xx Heather |

  14. These are so cute, perfect craft activity too we love making things 🙂

  15. This is so cute. I did not know we could DIY headbands.

  16. These are super cute!! My girls love to make things for their hair they would love making these.

  17. What pretty headbands!

    My daughter is 9 and will be in this boat in a couple of years I'm sure. I love Advil so I'll be sure to pick these up for her.

  18. I have yet to find a headband that won't slide down my head as I'm working out! Maybe this is the solution. Maybe I Have to make one myself!

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