The other day I found myself wishing I had a heating pad to help relieve some pain that I was dealing with. Growing up, my mom had a microwavable heating pad filled with rice that she had purchased. It wasn’t in my budget to go out and buy a heating pad. With a newborn at home I didn’t want to make an unplanned trip to the store anyway, but I thought making a heating pad myself couldn’t be too hard. Fortunately, I was right.
The heating pad took about five minutes to make and works just like my mom’s store bought one! All you need is a large sock, rice, a needle and thread. I found a spare fuzzy sock to use. Any large sock should work.
I love that this could easily become a DIY gift for others by replacing the sock with decorative material. You can find a great tutorial on how to make a more elaborate heating pack at wellnessmama.com using purchased material, old pillowcases or blankets. Find the tutorial here.