I’ve grown up hearing the expression, “Cold hands, warm heart. Stinky feet, no sweetheart.” While I can’t help you with the whole stinky feet part, I can help you with the cold hands part! Make your own warm heart! Let me show you how to make these DIY No-Sew Valentine’s Hand Warmers to give as a gift to your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.
This is such an easy craft to make, and quick, too. I made two of these in just a couple hours after dinner one night. You could whip up a whole batch of these Valentine’s Hand Warmers for your child’s teachers or classmates, too! Let’s get to makin’!
To start with, you’ll need some felt and Heat n’ Bond hem tape. I chose pink & red felt because (a) I already had it on hand and (b) it’s Valentine’s! Duh!
Start by cutting out your felt in your desired shape.
For my first heat pack, I wanted to make a “love bug”, or a sort of ladybug. 🙂 Cute, right? I cut two large circles, one for the top and one for the bottom of the hand warmer. I then cut a third circle out of the pink felt and cut it in half to make the “wings” of my love bug. I added a few hearts for decoration.
Next, you’ll cut strips of your Heat n’ Bond hem tape and place them on your felt. Follow directions on the packaging to seal the pieces together.
*Tip: Work from the top down. I bonded the hearts onto the wings, then the wings onto the top, then the top to the bottom – leaving space to add rice before sealing completely.
After sealing all of the pieces together, leave an opening to add rice to your hand warmer. Fill with rice, careful not to overfill, making it difficult to close the last seam.
Add strips of Heat n’ Bond hem tape to the opening and seal.
I made a big felt heart for my second heat pack.
When your sweethearts hands are cold, pop these Valentine’s hand warmers in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute to warm up, then enjoy! They can be used again and again!
What sweetheart in your life would enjoy warm hands this Valentine’s Day?
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