DIY Felt Heart Hand Warmers

Felt Heart Hand Warmers

We’ve found the cutest way to keep cold hands at bay. How adorable are these heart hand warmers? Tuck them into coat pockets to keep you cozy all winter long. They were the perfect anniversary gift for the hubby last week. And hey, Valentine’s is almost here!

Want to whip up a couple of your own? Here’s how:

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!

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  1. heather j says

    These are absolutely adorable and I LOVE felt…like seriously sneak and buy it and stash it away because my hubby thinks i’m nuts over constantly buying it but I love it:) You can do so much with felt!!! Question though…I’ve never tried handwarmers with the felt only because I heard felt doesn’t hold up good in the microwave…you have had good results with this though?

  2. Debby says

    I really would love to make these for the hubby, but we no longer have a microwave…. I wonder if there is something I could make that he could still use to keep those fingers toasty or if there is some other way to warm these things up.

  3. Amy Morris says

    Hi Stephanie!
    I love these little hand warmers! I made several for friends and family as Christmas gifts. I recently started any Etsy shop, and I would love to sell these little guys (the product, not the instructions). BUT I didn’t know if they are copyrighted. I don’t want to sell someone else’s property. Is this your design?

  4. 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!

  5. 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.^^

  6. 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?

  7. 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!

  8. Ra Wright says

    It isn’t actually unusual for rice packs to be a little damp out of the microwave. I love that about them usually because I make larger ones for my shoulders and for friends (I have arthritis and they are also great for monthly cramps or muscle aches). You can make a cold version out of rice or dried lentils (they have the same mold-ability as peas). Dried lentils can be left in the plastic bag they come in and frozen and then tucked in a fabric pouch so they feel nicer on your skin. Also, if you need more intense cold, you can freeze dish-washing liquid (concentrated works best) in a zip-lock type bag as well. It tends to stay cold much longer and stay a bit squishy when frozen. That’s actually how I store my bulk dish-washing liquid until I use it because then I get double duty out of it. I didn’t think up the freezing idea but I did decide to store it that way.

    I love these little hearts though. I am thinking they will be great for my mother in law and I’m thinking of making other shapes as well.

  9. Nicole says

    Love this! Saw them today, and had to make them. I now have two purple hearts (ha) of warmth. I think I may have been a little too hasty with trying them, though. They feel a little damp after pulling them out of the microwave. Not sure where the moisture is coming from, so I’ll just have to let them sit out for a day or so before using them.

    • says

      I did the same. Where did the moisture come from? Surely it can’t be from the rice as it would have been sticky in storage. I am going to leave mine on a hot radiator for a few hours and try again.

  10. says

    Oh, these are so very cute, Steph!
    Wow, it’s been too long since I was last here! Love the new look and the new direction your blog has taken… very cool indeed.
    Ronnie xo

    • gerbermom says

      I know, I had everything on hand too – that never happens! I feel like I have a million supplies but never the exact thing I need.

  11. says

    These would make such a great Christmas gift–love, love, love these! It’s funny, I used to live in Wisconsin where we routinely had days that were below 0 (and even colder when the wind chill was factored in) and now it’s in the 50s here and I’m complaining. I guess I adapted to the South really quickly. :)

    • gerbermom says

      One of my favorite parts about moving to Nashville is the warmer weather – it’s a good 10 degrees warmer than Louisville. That makes me so happy. I cannot even imagine surviving in Wisconsin!!

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