Here at StoneGable, we don’t let a little cold weather keep us inside. Actually, we love to bundle up and light a big roaring fire in the fire pit or head out for a brisk walk in the woods. And we love to cheer our local football team to victory even when it’s snowing. This winter we are all going to stay extra warm by wrapping ourselves in the flannel blankets I made earlier this fall! You can see an easy-peasy diy for them HERE. To keep our hands toasty and warm I also made lots of little hand/pocket warmers to match the plaid flannel blankets. And they are even easier to make than the blankets… I’ll show you how!
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LET’S MAKE HANDWARMERS!
We’re keeping a basket of handwarmers “handy” (pun intended) near our back door! And I’m making them as part of a gift basket for family members that have a firepit too!
To warm them up pop them in the microwave for 30-45 seconds. Careful they will be hot!
These are so so easy to make…
- Materials: flannel and rice. Yes, that’s it!
- Cut 4 flannel square for 1 pair of handwarmers. I cut out 4 and 5 inch squares to fit different size hands. But you can make them any size you like.
- Put two squares right side together and sew edges together with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Leave a small opening to add rice. Make sure this opening is big enough to turn the squares right side out.
4. Turn the handwarmer squares right side out through the opening. I use a pencil with an eraser top to help push the fabric through the opening and to push out the corners.
5. Fill the handwarmers with rice through the opening. Don’t fill it too, too full. I filled each handwarmer between 1/3 and a little under 1/2 full. Hand stitch the opening to close it.
They are that easy to make.
I can’t wait to light the fire and roast hot dogs and marshmallows at the fire pit this weekend! You bet I’ll be using my handwarmers!
You might like to make the coordinating FLANNEL BLANKET.
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