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I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought it was such a nice way to have a little warmth on those days you have to go out in the cold. You can make a pair very quickly. I just made basic squares. But, I've seen hearts, owls, ladybugs, you name it. These would make a nice gift for those in cold climates.
Total Time: 15 minutes for both
Yield: 2 or as many as you would like to make
Source: Seen all over pinterest and etsy.
For your fabric, choose one with natural fibers such as cotton or flannel. Synthetic materials could melt in your microwave. No one wants that!
These heart hand warmers make great gifts and are a nice way to use up fabric scraps.
Pierce either a white or sweet potato a few times and microwave until cooked. You can wrap in aluminum foil and give it to your kids (or even adults) to put in their pockets or their gloved hands to serve as handwarmers when outside in the winter for a while.
Sew up some heart shaped hand warmers for those chilly nights. Use felted wool sweaters and rice. Easy to make and great for small gifts or Valentines.
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What do you put into a hand warmer/rice bag to make the fragrance?
Hi Dee, I make these with rice only, but my mum says you can put lavender in them. I think I might also try them with a little cinnamon, so they smell like Christmas.
Hi Dee, Ruth made some for me as my hands seem to stay cold in the winter months. They are wonderful. You can use rice,flax seed and corn. Adding lavender or spices is a bonus. :)
I have made larger ones for aches and pains but never thought of a hand warmer, what a great idea. Don't use instant rice though, it has to be long grain. Also wheat will work very nicely.
Keep your hands toasty this winter, by making a set of these reusable fleece hand warmers. This is a page about making fleece hand warmers.