This is a cheap and easy warming solution! You can make a heating pad from a variety of cloth, fill it with rice or oatmeal and add dried herbs (or in my case, a scented sachet from Jo-Ann Fabrics) for a fragrant scent. Sewing a few lines to create a tubing effect allows the contents to stay evenly distributed. You can also sew removable covers to keep your pad clean.
For this Instructable, I made three different sized heating pads from a matching set of towels (1 hand towel and 2 fingertip towels). I used rice and a different scented sachet for each (lavender, vanilla and jasmine). The covers I made from fleece.
Step 1: Supplies
For the heating pads:
1 hand towel (16" x 28")
2 fingertip towels (12" x 18")
3 scented sachets (I bought mine from Jo-Ann Fabrics, but dried herbs would probably be better)
2 5-pound bags of rice (I didn't measure, but I think I only used about half of one bag)
Mixing bowl (large enough to handle 5 pounds of rice)
3 large Ziploc bags
For the covers:
3 pieces of fleece or whatever cozy fabric you want (I didn't measure them out ... just placed the completed bags on top of the fleece and cut large enough pieces to make a pocket and fold over the open end for each heating pad.)