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Warm Hands Warm Heart Craft

I’ve been wanting to whip up some hand warmers for years, since the time I saw a rather posh version in a rather posh magazine. As I am neither posh nor fancy, I postponed the task until now, and take my own little, unfancy stab at it.

Prime Parents Club Handwarmers Craft DIY

Warm Hands Warm Heart Craft

You’ll need:

1/4 yard fleece

embroidery thread

embroidery needle

beans, rice, flax or deer corn

Cut small hearts from fleece, cutting two for each heart, but a total of four for a pair. I made a template using my cricut because I can not draw a straight line. You can make a heart, or squares or circles or whatever shape strikes your fancy. I used hearts because we made ours around Valentine’s Day.

Measure out a length of embroidery floss, and separate two strands from the length. Thread the double strand through the needle and take up a stitch through one point between the two rounded shapes of the heart, loop around to secure the two pieces together. Take up a straight stitch around the heart until nearly closed.

Before closing, fill the heart with a small amount of beans, peas, rice, deer corn or flax seed. If you’re feeling really frisky, add some essential oils like lavender for a fun little kick.

Continue stitching around and tie off with a knot. Make a total of two.

After heating in the microwave, you can insert the hand warmers into your pocket and keep those hands toasty on the sidelines of winter sports, the bus stop, the playground or any other crazy cold outdoor adventures in the cold.

Tie with a bow and include directions to heat them in the microwave for 30 seconds if you’re going to give them as a gift.

I'm a Pittsburgh transplant in Tulsa, OK, where I live with my husband of 17 years and our 3 wild things. They are 14, 12 and 8. I keep my feet, fingers and head busy running, crafting and writing. My first book, "Run With Me: An Accidental Runner and the Power of Poo," is available on amazon and b&n.


  1. Margaret

    February 22, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Love these! So cute, and dang, even I can manage to put these together!

  2. Christin

    February 20, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Cute! My 11 y/o is great at hand stitching and she is excited to whip up some of these to slip into her gloves.

  3. Prime Parents Club

    February 20, 2012 at 9:57 am

    This is such a sweet craft. I love the thought of making them for elderly neighbors or a senior living home and delivering them.

    Thanks for sharing another great craft!


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