Homemade gifts are always more meaningful than store-bought ones. You can create them yourself and give them as homemade presents, too! This No-sew heating pad is so simple even kids can make them and give them away to loved ones.

A great way to do this is with the No-Sew Heat Pad – a DIY project that doesn’t require any sewing skills whatsoever (or even tools). It only takes some cheap fabric from your local Dollar Store section to make an excellent personal heat pack for oneself or other people on those colder days we all seem fond of experiencing during wintertime


What are Heating Pads suitable for?

Heating pads are often used to relieve minor aches and pains temporarily. You can also use them to ease muscle tension and stiffness. Additionally, people sometimes use heating pads to keep warm during cold weather or relaxation therapy.

What are the benefits of making your heating pad?

There are many benefits of making your heating pad. It is a very affordable way to get a heating pad. Additionally, you can customize your heating pad to fit your needs. You can choose the fabric, the filling, and even the shape of your heating pad. This allows you to create a perfect product for your individual needs. Finally, making your heating pad is a great way to recycle materials and save money.

How do I make a No-Sew Heating Pad?

There are many ways that you can make a heating pad. A straightforward way is to use an electric heating pad, which you can buy at most stores. If you would like to make your heating pad, however, you can follow these steps:

Supplies Needed:

  • Heavy Sock
  • Dry Rice
  • Ribbon
  • Drinking glass
  • Essential oil (optional)

We were able to find all of the above items except the oil (which is optional) at our local dollar store. To add fragrance to your heat pad, you can find essential oils at most retail shops and health food stores.


1. Begin by folding the opening of your sock over a glass, as shown.

This will keep the mouth open and make it easier to pour the rice in. Pretty nifty, right?

2. Once the sock is in place, start pouring rice in. Keep flowing until it is about ½ way full.

3. Add several drops of fragrant oil into the sock if you wish.

4. Remove the stocking and shake it. You want the rice to be in the middle of the sock, and a few inches are left on each end.

5. Tie the ends closed with a ribbon. Tie TIGHTLY and double knot to keep the sock closed and rice securely.

Your New heating pad is all ready for use! You can attach an instructional card instructing the recipient to heat the pad in the microwave for 30 seconds if you wish. They can then snuggle with it on a cold day or even place it on sore muscles.

This is an easy and inexpensive DIY gift that you should try today. It is so easy to make and even more comfortable to enjoy.

Happy crafting!