'You Warm my Heart' Hand Warmers

I saw some cute hand warmers on Pinterest and I thought to myself..."cute, I want to make some of those." So I did.

I used a pleated wool skirt that I bought at an antique store a few years ago. I think people were smaller in the old days because the skirt was really tight around the waist;)

Here we are. Oscar in his vibrating babysitter and me crafting. What baby?
 Turns out, I craft best with my mouth gaping.
I happen to have a heart stencil that I use on a regular basis. I traced right over the pleats. 
Since wool doesn't fray, I sewed them wrong sides together and cut off the excess.
Leave a hole big enough for a funnel and pour about 1/3 cup (eyeball it) of rice (NOT Minute Rice) and a little salt (to absorb the moisture) in each pouch.
Push the rice away from your hole and finish sewing it up.
Throw these sacks in the microwave for 45 sec. to 1 min. Put them in your jacket pockets and enjoy the holiday parade!

I know you are wondering. I bite my nails.

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  1. I think my favorite thing about your blog is that you have these really cute and affordable ideas mixed in with your sense of humor. You are so funny! It's like Pinterest meets Tina Fey. :)

  2. We have the same bouncy seat. It was worth it's weight in gold for both kids!

  3. Ha. Mitten warmers are excellent. Do you know how I know they're excellent? Cause I made some for the office for Christmas presents last weekend!

    Mine are 2" squares, made of flannel. Love it. Now, I need to blog about it...we could have a mitten warmer who-sewed-it-best!