This year we at work all the assistants wanted to get creative with gift giving. So we set one rule – what you give must be homemade.
After much thought and scavenging through my supplies I decided on making homemade rice bags. Who doesn’t need a portable heating pad?? If I could afford the rice I would make a sleeping bag size so I could snuggle down inside of it. Oh, what a happy place that would be.
Size – 8in x 17in – I wanted them long enough to fit around their shoulders.
What you’ll need:
- 2 yards of material (I did 1yd of matching materials)
- 2 yards of flannel (Snuggle flannel was 60% off and it worked perfectly)
- Sewing machine
First I cut out all my material. From 2 yards of fabric I was able to cut enough strips for 12 bags.
After that, I took the strips and layered them in such order -
Decorative Material (they need to be facing each other)
Now sew around all edges, but leave enough of an opening to where you can turn the material right-side out and fill with rice.
Fill with rice. ( I filled mine half way full)
|Aldi's - $1.69 a bag|
Finish by sewing it closed!
Ready to enjoy!!
Heating - 2 minutes on high in microwave
Cooling - at least 2 hours in freezer
Make a homemade gift this year! I promise, whoever gets it will love it!