DIY homemade heating pads are so handy. And, they are easy to make! You can reheat them whenever you like and snuggle up to the warmth. Make them for yourself or give as gifts. According to the fantastic website Satsuma design, this is how to make a homemade heating pad!
How To Make A Homemade Heating Pad
If you are like me, it doesn’t matter if it is cold outside or not. Winter and Summer are the perfect times of year for a heating pad. DIY homemade heating pads are even better. Snuggle up to them when you are chilly, need comfort, or just like the feel of the warmth.
First, you need to gather your supplies. What you’re going to need is one pair of thin socks, a pair of cute and cozy socks, 2 bags of small white beans, some sewing supplies, and a pair of scissors. You can have some modifications to this list, but this is the general idea.
Take the thin socks and sew them together at the cuffs, leaving about a 1-inch gap. Fill each sack with a bag of beans and then finish up the sewing job around the cuffs. This will be the inside bag for your heating pad.
Now take your cute and cozy socks and sew them together with a hole big enough to fit the thin socks filled with beans into them. Once you have the thin socks inside the cozy socks, finish up the sewing job! You’re all done! You just need to throw the heating pad in the microwave for about thirty seconds or so and then let it work its magic!
See how easy that was? You now you want to get going and making a few for those days when a little heat is needed. Can’t blame you. It’ a super windy day outside and a DIY homemade heating pad is going to be my best friend.
For another easy and fun DIY project, make your house smell AMAZING with these DIY air fresheners.
Very important that the socks or material is a hundred percent cotton with no elastic or synthetic material otherwise could catch fire or melt in microwave
Kerry McDermot says
Thank you very much for that
Doesn’t the thin sock have stretch to it? Is it ok to use ?
Norma muck says
I did this very thing but, I used an athletic long sock filled with rice before I stuffed it into the cute cozy socks.
Jeannean Green says
Could you use pinto beans instead? I ask since I already have them and money is tight.
That should work 🙂
Angela Haynie says
Yes, pinto beans would work as well!!
Rice works great.
JANET JONES says
These work good for an ice bag when you need one I use mine for my head aches.apply it to your neck or head. Works good for relief.
Does it smell when u heat it up? Because I had one with rice before and it smelled really bad after I heated it up and idk if the same thing happens with beans
Sandy Muffley says
I add Lavendar in with the rice! Smells great!
I made a rice one and added 1/3 cop of dried rosemary. Rosemary is an anti inflammatory and also analgesic (pain reliever)
Do you use essential oil please?
Can you wash the heating pad?
How long will these last?