Winter is here. Even in California. It’s been in the 30s in the mornings here and it feels chilly! I helped Ruby make a bunch of little sets of 5 minute fleece hand warmers to give to everyone for Christmas. An easy 5 minute project to make one, less than 10 minutes to make a set. Fill them with rice and heat in the microwave to warm little hands and pockets. She even added a couple of drops of peppermint oils, and they smell wonderful!
This is a great way to use up scrap fleece. I had a bunch after making 3 Step Fleece Pillowcases for my kids.
To make a set you will need:
4 (4″) squares of fleece
essential oil (optional)
I used pinking shears to cut the fleece and add a decorative edge at the same time. Sew 3 sides of your fleece.
Add 2-3 T. rice
Add a couple of drops of essential oil. This is totally optional, but rice does have a light musty odor when heated. We found this out with our Warm Bed Buddies. It isn’t bad, but noticeable.
Stitch the 4th side closed to complete the square.
Repeat for the other hand warmer and you’ll have a complete set!
Make up a bunch of these to have as gifts this winter!