I made these sweet owl rice-filled heating bags for my love birds for Valentine's Day! They were super easy to make in just a few hours! I can't wait to set them up before breakfast at each kiddo's seat as their morning surprise. I know they will love them...they've been "stealing" my rice-filled heating sock for a few weeks now. He, he!
I changed one aspect of the directions. I wanted to have a removable cotton bag for the rice partially because I wasn't sure if chenille was a non-flammable fabric and I didn't have flannel on hand as the directions suggested for the back of the owl. I also thought that at some point I may want to replace or refill the rice and it would be easier to make a new insert. I used chenille for the back of each bag and added velcro to the bottom of the bag to take the rice-filled insert in and out easily.
My only mistake was that I sewed the eyes on in the wrong order...oops!...but the kids won't notice the colored threads! It's a good reminder to me that sometimes it really does work best to follow all directions rather than throw it all out for the sake of "creative freedom!"
The cotton bag is the basic shape of the owl itself. Doesn't look like much...but it'll be hidden in the bag!
I absolutely LOVED making these bags! I absolutely LOVE making handmade gifts! I absolutely LOVE that I will be giving my children something unique on Valentine's Day that does not include any sugar...we're already climbing the walls this winter without adding a huge sugar rush!!!
But that doesn't mean I didn't buy myself some chocolates! He, he!