My boys spend a lot of time outside and often come in with chilly feet and hands and handwarmers are such a great thing to give them so that they can warm up in a jiff. You can toss these little guys in their pockets or in their gloves as they make their way to school. Or in their boots after they get off the ice as we often do with our boys.
Since February hosts Valentine’s Day I thought it would be extra special to give our diy a love theme. You can make and give to loved ones or just keep for yourself around the house. This is such a quick and easy diy that you can even involve your kids. I know my oldest liked cutting out my patterns and putting the different hearts together, while my youngest helped me funnel the rice in.
On top of these being great for warming hands they can also be really good for cooling too. Make a few extra and toss them in the freezer for when you need a little cooling action. They are perfect for kids as they don’t get as cold as an ice pack and are more engaging so chances are they might leave the cold pack on longer. This craft can also be turned into many other things, such as closet or herbal satchets to use around your home, decorations, beanbags and probably lots more, but today I am going to show you how to make heart handwarmers.
This project can be done with or without a sewing machine. I stitched mine on my machine but you can handstitch your hearts for that added love.
What you’ll need:
fat quarters, charms, scraps of 100% cotton
pattern (get it here)
other sewing notions-needles, pins, pinking shears
**Make sure your handwarmers aren’t too hot before handing to little ones. And ALWAYS adult supervision is advised at all times.**
Thanks so much for stopping by! Feel free to post pics of your finished handwarmers. Or if you turned your heart handwarmers into something else let us know – we would love to hear your ideas. 🙂