A Cushion of Cherry Stones to Get Warm





The cherry stones are able to hold their temperature for a long time.

You can use that property to create a portable source of heat with many uses:
Warm feet and hands (for example when you go to sleep), alleviates the pains of muscle and cervical. It can be used cold as an ice-pack.

I will show you how to make a cushion to hold the cherry stones.

- 100% natural cotton fabric (the important thing is that this fabric is resistant to high temperatures)
- Cherry Stones
- Needle and Thread of cotton
- Scissors

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Step 1: The Cherry Stones

After eating cherries, to preserve the stones, clean them well and dry in the sun.

Step 2: Prepare the Cushion

Take two pieces of cotton fabric and draw the shape of the cushion you want to get, with a pencil.

Overlap the two pieces of cotton fabric and secure with pins sure are well-stretched and do not fold.

Now, sew around the perimeter marked in pencil, leaving a 2-3 cm.

Step 3: Finishing the Cushion and Put the Stones

Cut the fabric around the seam, leaving a flange of 1 cm.

Turn the cushion from the hole

Insert the cherry stones using a funnel

Sew up the hole and you're done.

Step 4: Use

To get the cushion warm, you can put in hot oven or microwave avoing too excessive temperature, or on a radiator.

To use it cold put it in the freezer.

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    13 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Does it really matter how the maker described the "insides of the cherries"?

    If anyone watching this is unable to follow the pictures alone, basically sealing them into a cotton bag, then they should be back at school rather than browning the internet!

    Elia, whatever your translation, you have given us a good idea. Thankyou.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Interesting. I have never heard of cherry pit referred to as "bones". I like it. I have made a very similar device using dry white rice. It works very well, but I can not say if cherry "bones" would work better.

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I think it may be more of an error in translation. In English speaking Europe, we usually call these cherry 'stones'. (Although Elia's English is infinitely better than my Italian ;¬) Or was this done via an on-line translator. 'Ease the pain and cervical muscle' is a very strange phrase.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I suspect online translator error- if the word for stones/seeds in the original language is a synonym for "bones" the translator will have to deal with ambiguity. However, I've said it before and I'll say it again, even badly automatically translated english is actually more pleasant to read than "then you takle your chrery stones and pout them in a bowl to dry then stuff thewm itnto the cushjion", ie lazy uncorrected english-speaker english.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Sorry for my English, I used an on-line translator but it wasn't possible for me to correct all its mistakes. I tried my best. Thanks for yours suggestions.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    hihi la traduzione con english traslator!!! bella idea cmq!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    There is NOTHING wrong with your English! I agree with PKM. Love this instructable and your kitchen..omg..soooo gorgeous!! I've seen this done with dried corn, rice, beans, but never cherry stones..goes to show just how creative people use what they have.

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I used cherry stones only because you can put it in oven or in microwave without cocking it. The cherry stones on the contrary of the other ones have a wooden shell-like.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Great instructable, how long do the cherry pits/ stones last for until they begin to deteriorate?