Here is a super simple DIY perfect for this time of year- Make Your Own Heating Pad (Scented with Essential Oils).These heating pads would make an excellent homemade holiday gift! You can totally make these on the cheap and you do NOT need a sewing machine.
What You Need:
Scissors & Sewing Supplies
Spoon & Bowl
Cut fabric into 2 squares of equal size. The size is a matter of personal preference.
Stack fabric squares print side in.
Carefully sew around the edges leaving a small opening (about 2 inches)
Turn fabric outside in.
Add essential oil(s) to uncooked rice. (The amount of rice depends on the size of your heating pad and the amount of scent is a matter of personal preference). I used lavender because I love that scent.
Fill bag with scented rice mixture.
I filled my bag almost full.
Close the bag.
Vóila (Wah-la)! You have an adorable heating pad. You can make them any size you like!
I did hand sew my heating bag while I was watching TV…so I was distracted…it took me about 30 minute to complete.
Pop in the microwave and heat in 20 seconds increments until you achieve the level of heat you desire. Remember to use caution as this bag can get HOT!
*I chose flame resistant materials. Reader Katie recommended sticking with natural fabric like cotton or cotton flannel. Remember all fabric is flammable if heated to a high enough temperature. I always heat in small 20 seconds bursts while I am watching the microwave. I never microwave my heating pad unattended.
The homemade heating pad will retain the heat for quite a while.
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….and don’t forget to take along this week’s craft coupons if you will need supplies for this project.
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