DIY Heating Pad

One of the best gifts I’ve ever received was a homemade heating pad. A friend gave it to me for Christmas a few years ago and I use it SO much. It is perfect for sore muscles or to sleep with when it’s too cold in your house. All you have to do is microwave it for 1-2 mins and you will be nice and warm for at least half an hour.

The one I received lasted about 3 years before I had to replace it. You don’t have to use socks for this either. You can use whatever, but I went with a sock for practicality. If you want bigger ones try using a kid’s T-shirt or a onsie. I love mine 🙂

 

Things You Will Need:
Rice
Thread
Needle
Scissors
Tube sock

 

Step 1:

Cut the bottom part of your sock off so you are just left with the tube part.

 

Step 2:

Flip the sock inside out and sew one end tightly.

 

 

Step 3:

Flip your sock right side out and pour rice into the sock. This was the easiest way for me. Quick and efficient 🙂

 

 

Step 4:

Flip the edges of your sock in and sew this part together at the very top. It should look something like the above photos.

 

 

Step 5:

Microwave for 1-2 minutes and you’ve got yourself and homemade heating pad! It is wonderful, promise!

 

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19 thoughts on “DIY Heating Pad

  1. I love these! I make them as gifts all the time! I’d never thought to make them with a sock, though, I always made them with a woven. I bet it would be much softer and nicer this way, and it would conform to the body better. 🙂

  2. Pingback: Thank You For a Great 2013 | Make Something Mondays!

    • I have added some essential oils to heating pads that I’ve made since then, and you’re right, they smell amazing!!! My favorite is peppermint.

    • Hmm I never thought of that. It might be a possibility. I don see why not. Let me know what happens of you try it.

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