DIY Hand Warmers to Keep You Toasty Warm All Winter

  • 01 of 09

    How to Make DIY Hand Warmers

    DIY Hand Warmers
    DIY Hand Warmers. Stephanie White

    Help prevent frost bite this winter by keeping your hands nice and toasty by making two hand warmers that will help keep you warm while you are outdoors. Not only easy to make, this simple DIY also makes an inexpensive gift idea that can be made for less than $1.00.

    Materials

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  • 02 of 09

    How to Make DIY Hand Warmers: Step 1

    DIY Hand Warmers
    DIY Hand Warmers. Stephanie White

    To begin, take a small piece of paper that is approximately 3.5-4" wide and fold it in half. On the folded piece of paper draw the outline of half a heart with a pencil. Cut out the heart shape with scissors.

    Place the paper heart onto a piece of felt and trace the heart shape twice using a pencil. 

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  • 03 of 09

    How to Make DIY Hand Warmers: Step 2

    DIY Hand Warmers
    DIY Hand Warmers. Stephanie White

     Using scissors cut out both traced hearts.

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  • 04 of 09

    How to Make DIY Hand Warmers: Step 3

    DIY Hand Warmers
    DIY Hand Warmers. Stephanie White

    Place the two cut hearts directly over top of each other. Using thread that matches the color of felt, thread a needle with some thread. Sew together the two hearts along the edges, but leave a small section about 1 inch wide open so you can fill in the rice.

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  • 05 of 09

    How to Make DIY Hand Warmers: Step 4

    DIY Hand Warmers
    DIY Hand Warmers. Stephanie White

    Place a funnel in the open section of the heart and fill the felt heart with rice by pouring the rice down the funnel. Continue adding rice until the heart is completely filled with rice.

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  • 06 of 09

    How to Make DIY Hand Warmers: Step 4

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    DIY Hand Warmers. Stephanie White

    Once the heart is filled with rice sew together the rest of the felt heart.

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  • 07 of 09

    How to Make DIY Hand Warmers: Step 4

    DIY Hand Warmers
    DIY Hand Warmers. Stephanie White

    Next to hide the thread stitches along the edge of the heart lightly run the needle back and forth over the exterior edges. This will cause the felt fibers to move slightly and hide the stitches.

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  • 08 of 09

    How to Make DIY Hand Warmers: Step 5

    DIY Hand Warmers
    DIY Hand Warmers. Stephanie White

    Repeat steps 1 through 4 so that you end up with two hand warmers, one for both hands. To use the hand warmers microwave them for 20-40 seconds until they are warm and place them inside your coat pockets or your gloves to keep your hands nice and toasty while you are outdoors. Make sure to use caution grabbing the hand warmers out of the microwave as they can get very hot after being microwaved.

    The hand warmers can be reused, so make sure to always microwave them before heading out in the cold.

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  • 09 of 09

    How to Make DIY Hand Warmers: Step 6

    DIY Hand Warmers
    DIY Hand Warmers. Stephanie White

    For a quick gift idea wrap together two of the DIY hand warmers together with some twine and write the microwave instructions on a small sheet of paper.