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I love cute and whimsical DIY projects as much as the next person. In my research and planning for projects to showcase on this blog, I notice that projects geared towards men are far and few between. Especially in this gift giving season, I thought it would be helpful to provide some ideas and tutorials on items that are perfect for the men in your life!
Today’s tutorial will be hand warmers using men’s wool socks. These are practical, stylish and is a gift that can please anyone. I think these are especially great for those stubborn kids who refuse to wear gloves in the cold of winter.
These warmers are filled with raw rice which microwaved for less than 2 minutes get extremely hot and can hold the heat for a long period of time.
You will need
1 pair of 100% cotton or wool socks
2 cups raw rice
1) Cut the tops off of each sock, leaving approximately 5 inches
2) Turn the socks inside out and sew a seam along the bottom of the raw edge end.
3) Turn the pockets back out so that the finished side faces out. Fill with approx. 1 cup of rice in each pocket.
4) Sew a seam across the top to close the pockets.
To warm, place in microwave for 1.5 minutes on high. Enjoy its toasty goodness.
There you have it. A fun and easy project that makes a great gift for under $2!