Because it is the week of Thanksgiving, and I have plenty of vacation, I took the whole week off of work. I’ve been doing little things around the house. Today I decided to tackle a project that I’ve been putting off, more so because I haven’t purchased all of the supplies needed. I wanted to use deer corn, because rice tends to hold moisture and will become moldy over time. The only problem with deer corn is that I had to buy a 40 pound bag!
I made a heating pad for my husband, thanks to Pinterest and this website. I followed the directions, for the most part. Below are the changes that I made:
– Cut two 17″x8″ pieces of flannel, to get the most out of my fabric
– Did not serge the edges (I don’t own a serger)
– Used 3 1/4 cups Deer Corn instead of rice
– Added Melaleuca oil (it smells so good)
– Divided the pad into 3 sections instead of 6, using a little over 1 cup of corn per section
Here is the finished product.
I am pretty impressed with myself, it came out better than I expected. The whole project took approximately 2 hours, total cost was about $1.25 each.