DIY Heating Pack, No Sew!

December 10, 2012


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DIY Heating Pack
So easy for such great results!! DIY Heating Pack is simply two things. First, a bag of rice and second, a long sock. (the rice cannot be instant rice) I have seen many people that have DIY Heating Packs and have to pull out their sewing machines but why go through all that work if you’re already in pain??! Just get a tall sock, (doesn’t have to be brand new, for you’re not going to eat the rice in it). Fill it 3/4 of the way with rice, and head it up for about 4 minutes. Make sure to tie a knot with the sock
Now sit back and enjoy!

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Timba December 10, 2012 at 2:45 am

I use a non-metal hair tie to tie off the sock. I’m not so great with knots.


Rae December 10, 2012 at 3:05 am

My boyfriend just made one of these for me the other day. They are amazing for sore backs! :)


Christy December 17, 2012 at 2:07 pm

I used to have a few of these on hand, but we no longer have a microwave :(


Heather January 5, 2013 at 1:25 am

I love this idea. Just one question (possibly a dumb one…): does it matter what type of socks you use? I have some cute, cheap knee socks from Target that I never wear but I don’t know what they’re made of so I’m hesitant to microwave them. They would be much more useful as heat packs. :)


Budget Savvy Diva January 5, 2013 at 1:56 am

Nope :)


Nadiya March 11, 2013 at 1:19 am

Not sure if it is the wheat packs or the rice packs, but they can be put in the freezer as well and used as cold packs for headaches or those nasty table legs that beat up your toes. Bump your knee, all good, grab your spare rice pack from the freezer. (Though like I said, I might be confused with the wheat packs hehe woops)


Cheryl May 2, 2013 at 4:12 pm

This works great for baby kittens or kittens when you adopt them. Their heat goes back into the rice after it cools off and they sleep all night long. :>)


rachel September 16, 2013 at 12:12 am

cooked rice or uncooked?


Watson September 16, 2013 at 12:12 am



rania October 27, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Is there any other way to heat it cause I don’t have a microwave


Anna P. January 8, 2014 at 11:52 pm

Hi, I know this includes sewing, but could I sew a fleece pouch for around the sock and follow the same process?


Judy June 20, 2014 at 9:00 pm

you can make a fleece case for the sock, don’t sew it around the sock but slip it over after you remove from the microwave. Washable too.


Stacey Palmer February 4, 2014 at 8:26 am

what a fabulous idea I am going to try this thanks for sharing regards Stacey


kelly mcgrew March 1, 2014 at 7:38 pm

i might still sew mine but i love the sock idea! perfect size and i got some socks for christmas that are too short in the back and cause me to get marks and blister on the back of my foot so this would be perfect instead of having to throw them out! thanks!!


Diana d May 4, 2014 at 4:53 am

Worked like a charm! Thankyou, I really needed this!


Roses1 November 22, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Just be sure the socks do not have metallic threads or metallic yarns. They look shiny like tin foil. Those will cause your microwave to arc, spark, and will burn the socks.


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