"5 Items For Your Winter Home From ONE Thrift Store Sweater!" (Part 5)

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15 Minutes

Buy 1 thrift store sweater or repurpose an old sweater of your own to make 5 ideas that are easy and will warm your home during the cold months! There will be 5 separate posts for this one project. Links to all projects will be at the bottom.

Fifth we are going to make a hand warmers. Here is the original sweater.
There is what we have left of the sweater for round 5. Cut 2 rectangles
Hot glue 2 sides and fold together
Once the glue cools, flip the pocket inside out.
Add rice
Put hot glue on one side on the outside of the sweater.
Flip both sides in and press together.
To use as a hand warmer, place in the microwave for a few seconds. It depends on the strength of your microwave but 10 seconds is enough in mine. Use to warm cold hands after coming in from outside. Warm and place inside your mitten for added warmth.
These also double as cold backs for sore muscles and boo boos. Place your hand warmer in the freezer. Pull out when you are ready to use it, and place back in the freezer when you’re finished.

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Suggested materials:

  • Sweater
  • Rice

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2 questions
  • Jennifer
    on Jan 2, 2017

    I made something similar to this for my granddaughter's tummy when she was a baby. I used hot glue and when we put it in microwave to heat the rice the glue melted and it fell apart. How did you avoid that happening?

    • Chas' Crazy Creations
      Chas' Crazy Creations
      on Jan 20, 2017

      Thank you Diana. Since I'm a dance teacher, I make a lot of rice pack warmers for gifts ☺ and I love those warmers at Walmart - we use them for outdoor activities and my son's early spring baseball games. Thanks for sharing.

  • Sharon Kerechanin
    Sharon Kerechanin
    on Oct 27, 2019

    Do you use long-grain (not minute) rice?

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