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.

Enjoy!

Chat soon -
NORTHERN COTTAGE

14 comments:

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

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

    Polly

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  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.

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  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

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

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

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  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!

    www.luckystarlane.com

    -Heather

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  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.

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  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"

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  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!

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  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!

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

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  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.

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

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