DIY Microwavable Rice Heating Pad

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DIY Microwavable Rice Heating Pad
DIY Microwavable Rice Heating Pad
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Need a quick and easy solution for sore muscles? Get cold feet around the house? Then this DIY Microwavable Rice Heating Pad is the perfect project for you. A rice heating pad heats up in seconds and molds to wherever you need warmth or pain relief. Forget electric heat pads or hot water bottles, a rice heating pad is safe and has no chance of leaking. This homemade heating pad project is great for beginning sewers and simple for pros. Make one for yourself and give others as gifts. Use your heat pad to warm a bed on a cold night, relieve head ache pain, or sooth sore back muscles. So get started on your DIY heating pad now!

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening


Primary TechniqueSewing


Project TypeMake a Project

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I love this and have been making these Microwaveable Rice Heating Pads for years and in so many different sizes. I even have a whole back size one that I had to quilt to hold the rice in place. These are so good for sore muscles and to help with cold hands and feet. I have also made covers for my rice backs to keep the heating pads clean. These last many years and make great gifts. Thank you for sharing this free how to for making these microwavable Rice Heating Pads.

This is so helpful to me! I had no idea you could do something like this at home! I have fibromyalgia, and I hurt a lot. I made one of these for my back, and one for my legs. Not only are they simple to make, they are cute, too! And they are amazing! This is perfect for me. Thank you so much for posting this.

I think my mom used to use these. It's also fun to be able to choose your own fabric! #BestIdeaEver

I'm always cold, and this would be an easy way to keep my toes warm! I definitely need to make one of these.

My mom SWEARS by these things. And I'll admit, they feel so nice. Definitely making one for myself.


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