"As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness,
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Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Lil' Hand Warmers!

Hi All!!   First of all  I just wanted to THANK all of you who have added your links to my "It's a Creative Christmas" Party going on right now!  You guys are AWESOME!!!  If you haven't checked it out have will definitely be inspired!

This next gift idea is one that I shared at Someday Crafts...but in case you missed it is:  

Lil' Hand Warmers:
You just warm them up in the microwave...then place them in your kiddos pockets to keep their lil' fingers nice and toasty on those chilly days.

 Here's how I made mine:
 First I started with 4 pieces of scrap flannel ...and cut to the size I wanted... (I think mine was about 4"x6")
 Then I cut a heart shape in 2 of the pieces of flannel...

 Then found some green and white scrap fabric and cut 2 pieces the same size as the flannel...and placed behind the 2 pieces of flannel with the hearts...
Then stitched around all four edges...
 Then stitched around the heart...
 Then placed the heart piece of flannel and the blank piece of flannel wrong sides together and stitched all the way around  leaving a small opening...then turned it inside out...and poked the corners with a pencil making sure the corners were all out...
 Then filled with rice...
 Then hand-stitched the hole closed...
 And there ya have it!!!
A very SIMPLE and {inexpensive} project!
 Hmmmm....Wouldn't these make great stocking stuffers?!!
{FYI:  Speaking from experience...only microwave them for 1 minute.  I accidentally nuked one of mine for way too long {I think 3 min}.....and completely burnt the rice and my house smelled like it to. :) }  Other than kids LoVe them! 


  1. I've heard corn works better in these and stays warm longer :)

  2. Sam...what an awesome idea! Thanks so much for the Tip!

  3. That's so funny that you did this. Just last night I was looking at our big one and thinking small ones would make great hand warmers. :)

  4. what a cute idea! I have made big ones,but never small ones.thanks for sharing,Amy

  5. Love this idea. I bought fabric this evening, and look forward to doing this project with my daughter for her friends and teachers. Thanks!


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