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Homemade heating pads

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Looking for a DIY craft, that is both useful and uses Ontario grains? Look no further than our Homemade Heating Pads that can be warmed up in the microwave!


  • 3lbs of wheat berries, can be substituted for oatmeal or pearl/pot barley
  • 1 cup Lavender flowers, optional
  • 1 single piece fabric (18”x21”)
  • Pins
  • Needle
  • Thread

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  1. In a large bowl, combine the wheat berries and lavender flowers. Set aside.
  2. Fold the fabric in half, making sure the inside of the fabric is facing out and the pattern is on the inside.
  3. Fold the edge over on the long, open side, and pin.
  4. Use thread and sew across the long edge fold.
  5. Repeat step 3 & 4 with one on the short edges.
  6. Flip your new sac to the right side out. Ensure that you still have one end open!
  7. Pour in the wheat berries and lavender flower mixture.
  8. Fold the edges in on the open end.
  9. Pin and sew.

To use your homemade heating pads, simply heat in the microwave for the desired amount of time, no more than 3 minutes. Place onto the body, but ensure that the pads aren’t too hot, or they may cause burning.

#GrainGiftGuide: Homemade heating pads can also make a good gift for someone in your life? Once finished, place in a reusable wrapping and create a homemade card for an extra DIY touch!