Since Frugality Boot Camp is only two days away (aaaah!) I've enlisted the help of some of my blogger friends to bring you some amazing posts, to help save my sanity! Next up is Lisa from Saving Cent by Cent who is going to show us how to make these ADORABLE, cheap, and oh-so-easy hand-warmers. Wouldn't these be the most perfect neighbor gifts for Christmas next year?? Take it away Lisa!

I made these hand warmers for my two girls and some of my nieces and nephews for Christmas. They were a HUGE success! The microwave ran non-stop for days at both of my sister-in-law’s homes as the kids kept heating up the hand warmers. And the kids have enjoyed keeping their hands warm each morning as they head to school or play outside.

But you don't have to be a kid to enjoy them. The hand warmers are perfect for adults too! They are so simple to make that you can complete a set in less than 20 minutes!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4 pieces of 3″x3″ cotton fabric (no blends)
  • sewing machine and thread
  • uncooked rice

First, pin two pieces of fabric together, wrong side out.


Hand Warmers Sewing Pieces Together


Use sewing machine to sew around the edges, leaving at least an inch opening.

Hand Warmers Turned Inside Out

Turn square right side out. It helps to use something long and thin like a pen to push the fabric through the hole and to square the corners.

Hand Warmers Filled with Rice

Fill the squares 3/4 of the way with rice using a spoon or small funnel.

Hand Warmers Final Stitch

Either hand sew or machine stitch the inch opening closed.

Hand Warmers Finished

To use the hand warmers, place them in the microwave for 25-30 seconds. Let them cool for a minute, then pop them in your pockets before you head out the door!

Lisa is a stay-at-home mother of two girls, and a wife to an amazing husband. She loves cooking, organizing, playing the piano, ballroom dancing, and providing money-saving tips and deals for families on her blog, Saving Cent by Cent.

Thanks for sharing, Lisa!