There are things we remember about being sick. I’d like to say that I remember Chloraseptic® fondly, but I really don’t because the only time I have ever used it was when I was miserably sick, most commonly strep throat. I’ve gotten strep throat so often and so many times that a new doctor I went to asked after my second go ’round in one year “you’re a teacher, right?” Nope. I just have a tendency to catch EVERYTHING.
And when I’m sick I don’t want to leave the house. Sometimes, heck, I can hardly leave my bed. I’ll think I really need a drink and then think about that long, arduous trek to the kitchen and decide “forget it!” Flat out, being sick sucks.
Over the years of illnesses and generally bad things happening, that these are the times when gifts are most appreciated. A Christmas gift is fab but the gifts I have most appreciated are the ones that I was given when I was really, really in need.
That casserole that is brought over right after the word starts to get out about a death in the family. Words of encouragement and maybe a few groceries when a job is lost. A get well basket when you’re really sick. Those gifts are the ones that bring tears to your eyes. The ones that let you know that the people in your life care that things are not going so great for you.
And with cold and flu season kicking in Oklahoma, I decided that it was a good idea to prepare a few get well mugs that I can bring ’round when the sniffling starts and the throat becomes a dry, cracked desert of pain with Chloraseptic, the #1 pharmacist recommended sore throat relief brand*.
For this project you will need:
- Fabric Markers
- Chloraseptic Spray (Save money! –> $1 Chloraseptic® Coupon)
- Chloraseptic Lozenges
- Large Mug (like the size of a bowl)
- Hot Glue Gun
- 6 Tea Bags
- Sturdy paper or cardboard
Handkerchiefs are crazy cheap. Like $5 for 13 at Walmart. Grab a package and start drawing patterns. I used a fat marker so the patterns would work up more quickly. Take out the best 2 or 3 and use those for your gift! Fold your hankies into thirds and then roll up. Grab your mug and your Chloraseptic lozenges. This mug is big… more like a bowl with a handle, really. Great for soup! Shove your lozenges inside. The box might change shape a bit but that’s no big deal. Just get them in there and as far down as you can. This box will help to keep our other items up higher and more easily seen. Place the hankies just behind. Grab your sturdy paper (this is actually from a gift box) and cut a strip that is more narrow than your tea bags. Place a line of hot glue ABOVE the cut line on the packaging of each bag… And attach them bottom to top for a nice, stacked look. I used Lemon Lift on one side and Green Tea on the other! Place your tea bags into the mug, resting against your hankies and place your honey inside, also. When you’re happy with the placement, apply a liberal amount of hot glue to the bottom of the honey and set on top of the lozenges (it will peel off no problemo when it is time to use the honey). Next glue in your Chloraseptic and lemon juice. FYI – I went with the little bottle instead of a real lemon because A. there’s a lot more in it than in one lemon and B. the expiration date isn’t for like 2 years. Pull your hankies to the side to be visible from the front of the gift mug. And there you have one super fab gift anybody with a cold or the flu or any number of ailments will totally appreciate. Plus, they’ll know that you care about how they feel :)
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*lozenges tied for first