DIY Heart Hand Warmers
By Lady DIY
This is a great activity for cold-weather months, and a fun project for those that are new to sewing.
- Embroidery floss*
- Heart template, approximately 3.5 to 4 inches wide (I found mine by using the internet search “heart template,” but you can also draw your own!)
- Sewing Needle
Let’s Get Started:
1. Using your heart template, cut out two felt hearts for every Heart Hand Warmer you plan to make.
2. Place the two felt hearts together, with all edges lining up.
3. Thread the needle with about 18” of embroidery floss, and knot the end.
4. Starting on one of the straight edges, sew the edges of the heart together, using a simple whip stitch: push your threaded needle up through the bottom and the top layer of felt. Loop the needle around and push it up through the bottom and top layers of felt again, about 1/8” from the first hole. Continue to work your way around the edges of the heart in this manner.
5. Stop sewing when you have about a 3/4” opening. (Don’t cut your thread—you’ll use that to finish sewing after you’ve added the rice.)
6. Insert the funnel into the opening. Pour in the rice and use your fingers to work it into all of the nooks and crannies of your heart. I used about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of rice.
7. Remove the funnel and sew the opening shut. Tie a knot and cut off the remaining embroidery floss.
8. Your Heart Hand Warmers are done! Pop in the microwave for about 30 seconds* each, and they’ll stay warm in your pocket for about 30 to 45 minutes.
*Depending on the size of your finished Heart Hand Warmer, you may need to add or
Lady DIY lives in Rocklin and stays home with her three boys. When she’s not too busy with DIY projects around the house, she enjoys gardening, fitness and living the glamorous life of a baseball/soccer/football mom.