Rice Hand Warmers

Yesterday we had a big snowstorm so I was inspired to make a winter craft. I decided to make personalized hand warmers for the people I work with. There are lots of tutorials for these rice hand warmers but I haven’t seen any personalized or hand sewn warmers.

You will need:

  • A sheet of felt in main colour and contrast
  • Embroidery floss
  • Needle
  • Rice
  • Chalk


Step 1:

Cut out two circles for each hand warmer. I used a Pringles can and traced a circle with chalk onto the felt.


Step 2:

  • Cut out the letter you want on the hand warmer. I cut them out just a little smaller than the circle. First, I wrote the letter on the felt with chalk.


Step 3

  • Using embroidery floss, I used a really shiny kind, hand sew the letter to one circle. Make sure you only use two strands of the floss, not the whole thing.


Step 4:

  • Sew the two circles together using two strands of the embroidery floss. Leave a space to fill the circle with rice.


Step 5:

  • Fill with rice. I used a folded piece of cardboard as a sort of funnel.


Step 6:

  • Sew the opening closed.


To heat, place in microwave for 15-20 seconds. Mine stay warm for about 20 minutes. Also, if they come out of the microwave a little damp, that is normal, although I’m not sure why it happens.

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