It’s cold here – cold even by the standards of a Canadian girl. I hate being cold and my hands and feet don’t like it much either. Enter homemade hand warmers! Fast and easy to make and as if it couldn’t get better, these are made out of recycled socks. I whipped three sets of these bad boys up in about an hour and they are sure to make our morning drive to work much more pleasant.
What you’ll need:
- Unloved and/or unwanted socks
- Rice – I’ve also used flax-seed but rice is cheaper
- Sewing machine or needle and thread
- Scissors & tape measure
- Dried lavender flowers (optional)
Step 3 – Turn the bags right sides out, making sure to push the corners all the way out. Pour the dry rice into the opening (I used a paper funnel and still managed to spill rice all over the table!) If you want to make your hand warmers smell lovely just add some dried lavender to the rice when you pour it in.
Step 4 – Turn the edges of the opening in and sew up using a needle and thread.
*Disclaimer* Do not heat your fancy new hand warmers in the microwave for any longer than 45 seconds – smoke, flames, burns and misery could ensue! Always check the heat carefully before placing on skin, being especially careful if giving to children.