DIY Heating Pad

One of the best gifts I’ve ever received was a homemade heating pad. A friend gave it to me for Christmas a few years ago and I use it SO much. It is perfect for sore muscles or to sleep with when it’s too cold in your house. All you have to do is microwave it for 1-2 mins and you will be nice and warm for at least half an hour.

The one I received lasted about 3 years before I had to replace it. You don’t have to use socks for this either. You can use whatever, but I went with a sock for practicality. If you want bigger ones try using a kid’s T-shirt or a onsie. I love mine 🙂


Things You Will Need:
Tube sock


Step 1:

Cut the bottom part of your sock off so you are just left with the tube part.


Step 2:

Flip the sock inside out and sew one end tightly.



Step 3:

Flip your sock right side out and pour rice into the sock. This was the easiest way for me. Quick and efficient 🙂



Step 4:

Flip the edges of your sock in and sew this part together at the very top. It should look something like the above photos.



Step 5:

Microwave for 1-2 minutes and you’ve got yourself and homemade heating pad! It is wonderful, promise!


19 thoughts on “DIY Heating Pad

  1. I love these! I make them as gifts all the time! I’d never thought to make them with a sock, though, I always made them with a woven. I bet it would be much softer and nicer this way, and it would conform to the body better. 🙂

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