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DIY Valentine’s Hand Warmers

Valentine’s Hand Warmers | DIY Pocket Hand Warmers | Holiday Gift Ideas | Holiday Crafts

 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!

Valentine’s Hand Warmers | DIY Pocket Hand Warmers | Holiday Gift Ideas | Holiday Crafts

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)

 

Valentine’s Hand Warmers | DIY Pocket Hand Warmers | Holiday Gift Ideas | Holiday Crafts

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.

Valentine’s Hand Warmers | DIY Pocket Hand Warmers | Holiday Gift Ideas | Holiday Crafts

Step 2: Cut out your felt hearts.

Valentine’s Hand Warmers | DIY Pocket Hand Warmers | Holiday Gift Ideas | Holiday Crafts

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.

Valentine’s Hand Warmers | DIY Pocket Hand Warmers | Holiday Gift Ideas | Holiday Crafts

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.

Valentine’s Hand Warmers | DIY Pocket Hand Warmers | Holiday Gift Ideas | Holiday Crafts

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

Valentine’s Hand Warmers | DIY Pocket Hand Warmers | Holiday Gift Ideas | Holiday Crafts

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!

Valentine’s Hand Warmers | DIY Pocket Hand Warmers | Holiday Gift Ideas | Holiday Crafts

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

 

Valentine’s Hand Warmers | DIY Pocket Hand Warmers | Holiday Gift Ideas | Holiday CraftsHi! 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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9 Comments

  1. Kay
    January 13 at 10:44AM

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

  2. Marlena
    January 13 at 03:15PM

    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?

  3. January 13 at 03:50PM

    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/

  4. January 15 at 06:04AM

    sweet idea. Happy Valentine!

  5. January 16 at 02:34PM

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

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

  6. cathie
    January 28 at 09:24PM

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

  7. February 11 at 09:53AM

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

  8. Jessa
    February 1 at 09:44PM

    Thank you for this wonderful idea!!!! I was trying to find something for my little siblings for Valentine’s day and this is a perfect idea!!!

    Xoxo❤happy valentines day!

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