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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Great Gift Idea For Any Age

This year we are mass producing rice packs. These are SO simple to make and are one of the most well-received gifts that we have given. 

The basic idea is this:
  • cut a piece of cotton material to the size of rice pack you want to make
  • sew three edges (I like to use my serger for this)
  • fill half full with rice
  • sew shut the last side
  • measure fleece to be 4 inches larger than rice pack (all the way around)
  • cut out corners (as shown in lower right corner of picture)
  • set rice pack in between both pieces of fleece
  • tie (top piece to bottom piece) all the way around
  • enjoy!!
Our 10 year old daughter ties a rice pack for her teacher.

*You may also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the center of the pack - this will make it smell nice while heating!

*These also work great to warm the sheets for a new baby before laying them down for the night!

This is the instruction sheet we included with each rice pack -the paper it was printed on was bought after Christmas last year for $1.50 for a pack of 35 papers - templates were free online.


Linked with Motivate Me Monday and Homemaker Monday


  1. Thanks so much for this. I'm not sure what to do with the strips. Do I tie knots together? Happy Christmas. Linda

  2. Hello! I found you at Keeping It Simple and I am loving your blog! I wanted to invite you to enter my $50 American Express giveaway and my link party that are both going on this week! Keep up the great blogging and happy holidays! -Dana

  3. Linda: Yep, just tie knots from the bottom to the top layer....if that makes sense!? I'm not sure how else to describe it.

  4. Ooooo! Good idea! I love these! come link up to my Sew Crafty Party...

  5. What a fun idea! I wouldn't have thought about doing them with fleece on the outside and doing the tie blanket type of thing.

    I made a couple of these (as larger rectangles and with a double layer of muslin), and then I used a cotton fabric to make a pillow case (per se).


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