Want to keep your hands warm on a chilly winter day? Make a set of hand warmers! They'd be a great gift for Valentine's Day, or any time you want to share a little extra love with someone.
(If you like this project, please share it on Pinterest!)
- fabric (I used an old velvet shirt, but fleece would work nicely, too. Choose something with a tight weave. For example, don't use an old sweater, because the rice could work its way through the knit.)
- needle and thread OR a sewing machine
- washable marker or chalk
- heart shape (I cut mine from a cereal box)
I used a permanent marker. That was stupid. I should have used chalk or a washable marker.
Be sure to back stitch at the beginning and end if you use a machine. Tie a knot if you're hand sewing.
You don't have to do this, but sewing several at a time made the project go faster for me.
Leave at least 1/4 inch outside of the seam line.
It really helps to have two people for this part. Use more rice for a fuller heart, less rice for a squishier heart.
Before you sew, make sure you're squishing all the rice back into the rounded parts of the heart.
I packaged these using treat bags you can find at any craft or party supply store. The label is half a sheet of card stock folded over the top and stapled. Have a freebie label for download below!
Download HandWarmers <---The version I'm giving you does NOT have 'from Violet' on it...that part is blank so you can type in or write in your own name.
Or, you can just grab the text here:
1. Pop into microwave 30 seconds
2. Slip into coat pockets to keep hands toasty warm for up to half an hour
Happy Valentine's Day!
I made 17 pairs of these. I hope the boys and girls in her class like them.
Note: Don't wash these in the washing machine. Just spot clean with a sponge.
This should inspire new hateful looks from those clucking moms! You are a genius Laura......these are Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and pretty darn cute too! What a great idea to use an old velvet shirt.
I love old worn velvet victorian hanging heart shaped pin cushions.....I saw one in an antique store but it wasn't for sale (NFS signs seem to make you want it all the more) It was ratty & worn but that made it even better.
Posted by: Jill James | January 22, 2013 at 12:22 AM
I always groan and gnash my teeth when I see a NFS tag, too.
Posted by: Laura Irrgang | January 22, 2013 at 05:30 PM
Laura, do you ever get tired of being almost-perfect? I love everything you do. The heart warmers are going to be a hit.
Posted by: Shirley | January 22, 2013 at 09:00 PM