Make your own homemade hand warmers in all shapes and sizes for yourself or to give as gifts.
This is a repost of a fun craft from 8 years ago and perfect for this chilly weather!
I can barely believe July is almost over, much less that we’re that much closer to Christmas.
But I’m that much closer to being ready for Christmas with this homemade hand warmers tutorial!
But you can also make some for yourself!
Especially if you use my templates and printables!
So let’s get started on making some Homemade Hand Warmers!
Gather some felt that will work with your hand warmers.
For my templates I have a heart, a football, a ball (basketball, softball, soccer…), and smaller circle, and a top hat.
The smaller circle and top hat are for making a snowman!
Click here to download the templates.
Cut out the templates then use them to cut out the felt.
You will need 2 pieces of felt of the same shape for each hand warmer, one for the front and one for the back.
Go ahead and add any extra embellishment you want to add to the felt.
For example: I added white felt to the top piece of my football.
Anything you add will need to be completed by sewing.
No glue allowed in this project due to heating the hand warmers!
Match up your two pieces of felt and begin stitching them together.
If your pieces don’t match exactly (see the arrow above!) just trim them down after sewing the two pieces together.
Leave a small area unstitched so you can add the filler.
We’re going to fill the hand warmers with rice!
Make a funnel out of a piece of scrap paper and add the rice a little bit at a time.
Use your finger to push the rice into all of the nooks and crannies inside the hand warmer.
Once its filled (it will take a few tablespoons of rice), go back and finish stitching the hand warmer closed.
He’s just too cute.
I may have to keep him for myself!
Of course for the sports themed ones you could mix and match them.
I made some cute printables to include with the hand warmers with directions on how to use them if you decide to make some as gifts.
You definitely want to warn people not to warm these longer than 60 seconds.
It will burn the rice and stink up the house… Trust me!
Also, depending on how full you stuff the hand warmers will affect how long the rice will hold the heat.
And, of course, to USE them because it is so darn chilly right now!
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