DIY Felt Heart Hand Warmers

Felt Heart Hand Warmers

Is it getting cold where you live? We’re dipping into the 50’s already. The 50’s! That’s freezing for me! Possibly because I don’t own a non-pregnancy coat (need to shop, stat). Samuel is 5 months now, and I refuse to go anywhere near pregnancy clothes again – ever.

Anyway, I’ve found the cutest way to stay warm. How adorable are these heart hand warmers? They were the perfect anniversary gift for the hubby last week. And wouldn’t you love to find a pair of these tucked into your Christmas stocking?

Want to whip up a couple of your own? It’s so easy!

Reuseable hand warmers

Felt Heart Hand Warmers

how to make hand warmers

You’ll need

  • 1-2 pieces of felt
  • Embroidery floss and a needle
  • Rice
  • Dried lavender or essential oil (optional)

Step 1: Fold the felt in half and cut out a heart shape. Use this as your template and cut three more heart shapes.

Step 2: Knot the embroidery thread at the end and thread the needle. Start sewing 2 heart shapes together.

Heart hand warmers

Step 3: When you’re about 3/4 of the way around the heart, add the rice and lavender inside. The amount will vary based on the size of your heart. Use your finger to evenly distribute. But don’t pack it in because you’ll need to be able to sew it shut!

Step 4: Finish sewing and knot to secure.

To use, stick them in the microwave for 20-30 second and tuck them into your pockets for toasty fingers. Stay warm!

microwave hand warmers


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  1. Julia says

    already been below zero here with wind chill! So hand warmers are a must and these will be so nice rather than using the throw away ones!

  2. Jessica C. says

    Wow! Thanks so much! This will be the perfect gift for my mom’s birthday! I’m pinning this now so I can make it tomorrow.^^

  3. says

    These are adorable – I need to make these for the family to bring to my sons football games – it’s in the 20’s here and it’s still November! How long does the rice stay warm after microwaving them?

  4. Anna says

    Hi! I was just wondering if it was safe to put puffy paint on the front of the handwarmers? I was thinking about making conversation heart hand warmers! Also, if the puffy paint can’t work, is it okay if I just “write” the letters with thread?

    • gerbermom says

      What a fun idea! I’m not sure how the paint would do in the microwave – I suppose you could make one and give it a try. But you can definitely write with the thread!

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