Here's a cozy DIY idea that's perfect for a cold, winter night. It keeps you warm and smells great and can be reused again and again. With just some simple sewing (use old fabric scraps or clothing) and ingredients you might have in your kitchen, you can create homemade heating pads. Here's what you'll need: Homemade Heating Pads 1/2 yard of fabric 7 cups dried cherry pits, buckwheat, flax seed, or rice 1 sprig dried lavender or peppermint Directions Cut a piece of fabric to 20 x 14 inches, then fold in half lengthwise, right sides together. Sew one short side and one long side together with 1/4 inch seam allowance. Turn the fabric right side out and push corners out. Fill the bag just less than half full with your dried ingredient and dried herb. Close the open end of the bag with a top stitch. To use: Heat in the microwave about two minutes, then apply to cold fingers or toes for up to a half hour of warmth!