Today we will be making a homemade heating pad. I think this is a great way to look cute and relax at the same time. It is very easy to do and only costs around $ 3.00. I know, that sounds absolutely CRAZY!!! But it’s true.
Some of the ingredients you will need are:
Bandana: $1.00 (Hobby Lobby/Local craft store)
Rice: $2.00 (Local grocery store)
and LOTS of LOVE~~
First thing you will do is hand wash your bandana to get some of the dye out and to take some of the stiffness out.
After you are done you will iron the bandana. This will make it really crisp and a lot easier to sew with.
When you are ready you lay the bandana face down (pretty side down/faded side up) you will fold in half twice. At this point you will be seeing the “wrong” side (faded side) of the bandana (or it will look inside out). You will sew at close as you can to the edge. I sewed about 1/4″ away from the edge. If you don’t have a sewing machine you can do this all by hand~ Remember, you only want to sew 3 sides. You will leave the top open so you can put the rice in.
As you can see it’s still inside out.
After you are done sewing, put your hand in the top you left open and pull it inside out. Once you do this, the edges will look clean and you will not see where you sewed.
Now it is time to fill with rice.
I used brown rice. However you can use any type/brand.
You can use a cup or your hand to put the rice inside.
The more rice inside the stiffer the heating pad will become.
I prefer my heating pad to be flexible,
this makes it easier to wrap on my aching or cold body parts.
When you are done stuffing your bandana with rice you will hand sew the side you left open. Make sure and sew it tight enough so the rice does not fall out.
And there you have it!!! Simple, Fashionable and CHEAP!~~
Check out Martha’s original craft HERE
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