It’s getting colder and colder outside every day! We’re starting to get frost every morning and your probably feeling the chill while your going to work or school in the mornings. For me, my hands are always the most cold, and now I have a solution! These DIY microwave hand warmers are the perfect way to stay cozy during your morning commutes! You can use them over and over, re-heating them in the microwave each morning! No more frostbite here!
Now your probably thinking: why should I make these? Couldn’t I just buy the disposable ones at the store? Yes, you could keep on buying them over and over and waste tons of money. But why do that? You can only use those once, and they cost a whole lot more than if you would just use some fabric laying around and make some of these hand warmers!
They are the perfect gift, both practical and cute! Either wrap them up or use them as stocking stuffers! They are SUPER simple! It only takes about 5 minutes to make a set! I love these hand warmers because you can just grab and go! They only take 10-20 seconds in the microwave, then you just slip it into your pocket or glove and your all set to face the cold! I cant wait to go outside this winter with these cute little hand warmers! Another cool thing about these, is that they can work as either a hand warmer or a cold pack! Simply put it in the freezer for 5-10 minutes and voila! It’s an ice pack!
And now how to make them.
DIY microwave hand warmers:
(As your making them, refer to the above picture for step by step pictures)
- Fabric. Most any fabric will do, just as long is it doesn’t have plastic and it can be heated in the microwave without melting
- Sewing machine
- Needle + thread
- Cut out a rectangle in the fabric that is: “6 1/2 by “3 1/2, I cut out a piece of card stock paper that size and used it as a pattern.
- Fold over, good side to good side.
- Sew two sides. You can either leave one side open or leave only a little hole 1/2 inch wide. Don’t forget to reverse stitch and tie the knot!
- Turn it right sides out.
- Fill with rice.
- Sew it up, I used the blanket stitch.