Frugal Gift Idea — Hand Warmers

These hand warmers make great stocking stuffers, and they are easy to make!  Just heat these in the microwave for a few seconds and they will retain heat for several minutes. To make your own hand warmers, you will need:

  1. felt
  2. embroidery floss
  3. rice
  4. lavendar (optional)
Cut two pieces of felt to the size of about a deck of cards.  Using 3 strands of embroidery floss, blanket stitch three sides together.  Fill with rice and some lavendar (if desired), and blanket stitch the fourth side.  You could make a pair of these, tie them together with some pretty ribbon, and you are done!


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  2. Great idea, and just the right size for coat pockets!

  3. Lenetta @ Nettacow says

    Mine ended up too big the first time around, so I went back and hacked some felt off. That gave me the opportunity to embroider my sisters-in-law's names on them, though! (there has to be some incorrect grammar in there somewhere . . .) I also filled them with field corn instead of rice, which hopefully the former farm girls will appreciate. :>) Thanks for sharing, and thanks for contributing SO much to my handmade Christmas!