- pastel fabric for hearts
- dark pink or red fabric for words
- iron on adhesive/fusible interfacing
- heart template (DOWNLOAD HERE)
- rice or flax seeds for filling
Using the heart template, cut two hearts from each color fabric.
For the letters, there are several ways you can do them. If you have a Cricut or Silhouette Machine, cutting your letters out on that is a great option. You could also use felt and sew them on. I used Wonder Under (fusible interfacing) and ironed it to my dark pink fabric. Then I hand wrote my letters (don’t forget to write them backwards) on the back and cut them out.
Iron the letters to one side of the hearts you have cut out.
Next, place the heart pieces right sides together, pin and sew. Be sure to leave a 2″ opening on one side of the heart. That will be where you fill the heart in the next step! After you sew the hearts, clip the curves, the tip of the heart and the center where the heart meets. Clip carefully! You don’t want to clip too close to the line you just sewed but clipping well around those curves will allow your heart to lay flat with no puckering.
Flip your hearts right side out and press.
Now its time to fill your hearts 🙂 I used plain brown rice because thats what I had. Flax seeds are a little more expensive but they make amazing cold packs. If you have any essential oils it would be a great idea to add a few drops to your rice also… we have a Lavender one and they kids actually fight over it, it smells amazing! I just spooned the rice into the opening then used a pin to keep it closed and sewed the opening shut.
Voila! Super easy custom cold packs! Your kids bonked heads will be so happy! Happy Valentine’s Day