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Thursday, April 21

HOW TO MAKE A RECYCLED MICROWAVABLE CORN/RICE HEATING PAD

Our tutorial on how to make your own homemade, eco-friendly, microwavable heating pad by recycling your old denim jeans. Super-duper easy and a great project for the kids. Get them involved in the measuring and cutting. Encourage them to clean out those closets and up-cycle their threads! They'll be excited about the end product.




Materials needed to make your microwavable heating pad:

  •  OUTGROWN DENIM JEANS
(Be sure they do not have any sort of embellishment such as glitter or anything metallic on the portion being used.)
  •  5 CUPS OF FILLER, SUCH AS WHOLE FEED CORN OR RICE (Do not use popping corn.)
  •  COTTON THREAD
  •  SEWING MACHINE
  •  SCISSORS OR ROTARY BLADE



 Our corn heat bag was made using an 11" x 7" bottom portion of my daughter's old jeans.  Be sure to use the very bottom part of the leg, as it already has a finished edge (less work for you).




Turn the cut portion inside out and sew across the cut edge. I always use a double stitch to increase the strength of the bag due to the weight of the corn.





Next turn the corn bag right side out.  How simple was that!?

Now fill your corn heat bag with about 5 cups of whole re-cleaned feed corn (found at your local feed store). Your  heat bag should be filled a little more than half way, leaving enough room for the corn to move freely. Rice can also be used as a filler, although I prefer corn as it retains the heat much longer and does not give off a foul scorched odor.




Lastly, double stitch across the finished edge (we added our label just for name's sake).






You now have an upcycled, soothing microwavable heating pad that is eco-friendly and the kids will be proud of.


* These corn heat bags make wonderful inexpensive gifts for Grandma and Grandpa!





Heating Instructions
Simply heat in the microwave for approximately 2 minutes. Be sure not to overheat your corn bag. (microwave oven temperatures will vary) Never leave your heat bag unattended while in the microwave.

* These microwavable heating pads can also be used as cold packs. Just place in a freezer bag and store in the freezer until ready for use. Wondrous for pain, inflammation and muscle spasms.

So, you might as well make use of the other leg, right.

Enjoy!**Don't forget to visit Corn Warmerz E-commerce shop where you will find our microwavable heating pads and heat neck wraps in many trendy and retro styles.

1 comment:

  1. this is so nice! ^^ im making one of these out of a pair of black skinny jeans for my boyfriend ^^ im using rice though and treating it with some essential oils so when it heats up it releases a smell he loves. hope it goes well ^^

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