DIY Valentine’s Hand Warmers

Looking for a cute alternative to traditional paper valentines  These darling heart-shaped felt hand warmers are a snap to make & super practical too! Makes a fun & easy project to do with kids!

 This is a guest post from Hannah of Lovely Little Life

Hello, everyone! I am Hannah from Lovely Little Life. I’m so happy to be back at Living Well Spending Less to share another easy and affordable project with you all!

Has it been as frigid where you live this winter as it has been here in Indiana? For me, one of the worst things about chilly weather is cold hands. That’s why I decided to make these adorable Valentine’s Day heart hand warmers. I love the idea of having a warm heart in my pocket to keep the chill away! Plus, they’re an awesome Valentine’s Day gift idea!  They would make a great alternative to paper valentines, and they are easy enough to let your kids do most of the work!

HW1

Here is what you need:

Scissors
Needle & Thread (you could also use embroidery floss or yarn)
Uncooked Beans, Corn, or Rice (any kind except instant)
9 x 12” Soft Felt Sheets (each sheet will yield two 4” hand warmers)
Embellishments (optional)

 

HW2 copy

Step 1: Print and cut out your heart template. I used a Cricut to make mine, but you can download and print one HERE or HERE.Using a pen, trace your heart template onto the felt. You will need to trace two hearts for each hand warmer.

HW3 copy

Step 2: Cut out your felt hearts.

HW12

Step 3: (optional) If you would like to add embellishments such as buttons, ribbon, or felt cutouts make sure you sew them onto your hearts before proceeding to the next step.

HW4 copy

Step 4: Hand sew two hearts together using a simple straight stitch. You could also use a blanket stitch or sewing machine. Make sure to leave a small 1 – 2” opening at the bottom so you will be able to fill the hearts.

HW5 copy

Step 5: Fill the hearts with beans, corn, or rice.

HW7 copy

Step 6: Finish sewing the hearts together until completely closed.   (Note:  You could also use a sewing machine for a less ‘rustic’ look.)

To use just pop them in the microwave for 15-30 seconds. They’ll stay toasty and keep you cozy for up to 30 minutes!

These adorable heart-shaped felt hand warmers are a fun, easy, & super practical alternative to traditional paper valentines!

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I wish I had made these years ago! Whose hands and heart do you plan on warming with them?

 

hannahheadshotHi! My name is Hannah. I’m a twenty-something girl all about DIY, home decor, crafting, and fashion! My blog is Lovely Little Life. I love to share upcycling projects and easy DIY decor.

 

 

Hi! My name is Hannah. I’m a twenty-something girl all about DIY, home decor, crafting, and fashion! My blog is Lovely Little Life. I love to share upcycling projects and easy DIY decor.Hi! My name is Hannah. I’m a twenty-something girl all about DIY, home decor, crafting, and fashion! My blog is Lovely Little Life. I love to share upcycling projects and easy DIY decor.
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  • Kay January 13,

    I was just looking at my drawer of felt last night wishing for a good project. These look perfect! Thanks for the idea.

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  • Marlena January 13,

    I just had a quick question. If you are adding embellishments, are they in danger of melting after a trip in the microwave? What is your experience?

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  • Hannah @ Lovely Little Life January 13,

    Marlena,

    That’s a great question! Since the hand warmers only need to go into the microwave for 15 – 25 seconds I don’t think that the embellishments are in danger. I would, however, be cautious with anything plastic (such as the buttons), and make sure to stay away from any adhesive embellishments. I tried to stick with ribbon and felt on mine. Thank you for reading! I hope this answers your question.

    Hannah @ Lovely Little Life
    http://lovelylittlelife-hannah.blogspot.com/

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  • Nicole January 15,

    sweet idea. Happy Valentine!

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  • Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom January 16,

    These are adorable! Thank you Hannah for sharing such a great tutorial!

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

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  • cathie January 28,

    I’ve always heard that any fabric going into the microwave needs to be 100% cotton. Is the felt safe to heat in one?

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  • Suzanne February 11,

    Such a great, simple craft idea that packs a big punch!! Thanks for sharing this. A great project idea for my girls.

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  • A Quick Update - ALL most NATURAL January 22,

    [...] Adorable DIY.  It’s not typically cold enough here to need hand warmers, but they are so cute, we might try anyway! [...]

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