Cozy Heating Pad

Got some aches?

Got some pains?

Got friends or relatives with aches and pains?  (No I'm not asking if your relatives ARE aches and pains!)

Whip up a little something to share and add some comfort to the healing.

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I took a new sock and cut off the ends, turned inside out and sewed one of the ends closed.

Then flipped right side out.

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I mixed several cups of uncooked rice (not instant rice!) with a couple opened chamomile tea bags.

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Added the rice to sock and then sewed the other end closed.

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I then took a strip of leftover fabric cut to the size that would fit over the sock. Make a little hem for where the opening will be and sew down for the finished opening.

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Fold the bag in half the long way and right sides together, sew the bottom and long side closed to make a little bag.

Slip the rice filled bag into this fabric bag and close with a coordinating ribbon (make sure there is no metal on the ribbon).

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Add a little gift tag noting that they can heat in the microwave for approx 30 secs (I do it more for 45 seconds cuz I like it HOT) to soothe aching muscles.


Chat soon -


  1. I am LOVING this idea!!!
    I'm going to do this for myself!!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. That is such a sweet idea! I love my rice and lavender heating pad! I'm sure your friend will be delighted!


  3. You're a sweet friend. She does seem young for that, but I swear..I'm gonna need a new knee! Mine creaks on stairs.

  4. Love, love LOVE your blog. First time I came here and have to say love at first sight. Have to become a reader, so I can come visit more often!

    Greetings from Finland!
    - Jaana

  5. Great Idea! thank you for sharing it. I just might do that and use it for myself! Maria

  6. I love this idea! Thanks for the tutorial! I think I'll make one!

  7. This is so cute! What a great gift idea :) We'd love to have you link up at our new Lucky Linky party! Hope to see you there!


  8. What a great idea and how nice to do that for your friend. Hope she is the mend quicker with her cozy heating pad.

  9. Love the fabric for the bag. My family has made these for years... but never with tea. must try that tip :)

    we call ours Body Buddies - and have them in all sizes and shapes :)

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

  10. I love the idea of adding the tea bags. i go to sleep with my rice bag every night. i think hubby is jealous of it :)! Thanks for your kind words on my blog!

  11. I've seen rice bags, but never with a fragrance in them. That is such a great idea! I love my rice bags, but they aren't as cute as yours. Thanks for linking up at Whatever Goes Wednesday. I hope to see you back next week!

  12. This is a wonderful idea! I can't wait to try!!

  13. I love this. I have tons of socks without friends that can use for this project and hand them out as gifts. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Really? Rice? That's awesome! :)
    I'll definitely try this one! :)


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