Easy Halloween Hand Warmers!

As you probably already know, I love colorful projects.  I’m not a fan of scary, so for Halloween, I tend to go with neon green, bright orange and purple rather than just black and orange.  Seems more fun to me. When I ran across all the brightly colored holiday socks at Walmart, I had to snag a few.  And with a bit of adjustment, I created some fun Halloween Hand Warmers!

easy halloween hand warmers

Yep, I know what you are thinking.  She really needs a manicure!  Ha!  But look at the hand warmers!  Aren’t they fun?  And incredibly easy too.  I made them in about 10 minutes.  Want to know how?

easy halloween hand warmers

Every holiday, it seems the stores are full of brightly colored holiday socks and Halloween is no exception.  It seems a shame to wears these pretty socks under pants, and it is too chilly to wear shorts, so what to do?  Well, the hands are always in need of a bit of warmth.

For this project I used a pair of knee high Halloween socks.

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easy halloween hand warmers

Begin by measuring with your arm (or the person’s arm that you are wanting to warm).  You will want to see how long you want to make the hand warmer.  The finished top of the sock will be at about mid fingers.  Cut the foot off of the sock at the point that you choose for length.

Note where your thumb is.  Yep, I know it is on your hand.

…very funny…

What I mean is you will want to cut a 1″ opening where the thumb is, right along the fold of the sock.  In the case above, I cut it at the row of skulls.

easy halloween hand warmers

Here I’m trying on the hand warmer (it is now no longer a sock) to make sure my measurements are what I want.

easy halloween hand warmers

For a finishing touch, I used the zig zag stitch along all the cut areas to give it a more finished edge.

easy halloween hand warmers

Here the edges are all complete.

easy halloween hand warmers

In just a few minutes, I have a stylish pair of warm hands!  And when Halloween is over, I’m betting I’ll run across some Christmas socks in need of a remodel too.

I wore these to work yesterday and had four different folks ask me where I bought them.  Very cool.

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  • Anonymous October 26, 2015, 6:15 am

    Hi Suzy, thanks again for such a smart and warm idea.
    I have had some years ago a neck brace with a covering up with socks of my dearest friend Shaila. i tell this becaus you can use socks for more things as well.
    Thank you for your idea and the tute.
    Have a nice fun week

  • Deb E September 29, 2015, 2:04 pm

    Yes and who says they have to match?! Great for single socks that lost their partner!

  • Krystal's Kitsch October 31, 2014, 10:28 pm

    They are so bright and colorful! I love them.

  • Bianca Mcneace October 30, 2014, 12:26 am

    These are so adorable and perfect for this time of year!

  • Donna October 23, 2014, 3:07 pm

    Looks like a lot of fun and now I know what to do with those crazy socks I get for Christmas!!!

  • Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution October 23, 2014, 11:30 am

    Ha! Great idea. I hate it when my hands get cold during the winter.

  • Lynda October 23, 2014, 9:51 am

    OMG!!!!! I am always so jealous when I see all the really cool socks and I know I can’t buy them cause they will not fit over my huge calves!!! NOW I CAN BUY THEM!!!!!!!! Thanks Suzy!!!

  • deb October 23, 2014, 9:13 am

    These are simply adorable!! I live that they are easy to make and I dont have to knit them…thanks for sharing.

  • Pauline October 23, 2014, 12:00 am

    Fantastic idea – and the Christmas ones too – thanks – my granddaughters will love them.

  • Joan October 22, 2014, 9:52 pm

    These are just too cute! Thanks for the complete instructions with photos ~ I’m going to make some for granddaughters and just shared on Facebook!

  • Jenni E. {Sweet Pennies from Heaven} October 22, 2014, 4:03 pm

    Well, how cute are these?! I love them! My hands, especially my right one, tends to get SUPER cold in the winter and I love using handwarmers like this when I’m working online! These are just so fun, and I love that they’re easy to make too! CUTE!!!

  • Kelly R October 22, 2014, 2:14 pm

    I love these, they are so cute. My hands are always cold.

  • Tammy Northrup October 22, 2014, 9:34 am

    Oh my goodness Suzy what a cute and fun idea. Love this project!

  • Alli October 22, 2014, 7:45 am

    Your hand warmers are too cute and a great way to warm up on a chilly fall night!

  • Alaina Bullock October 21, 2014, 10:18 pm

    What a great idea! So simple, yet incredibly neat!

  • Jennifer October 21, 2014, 9:20 pm

    This is SUCH a good idea! I never would have thought to do this with socks and it looks like a fairly easy transformation. It might not be cold enough here in Florida to wear them this Halloween, but I think I’m going to try a Christmas pattern.

  • Becca @ Bare Feet on the Dashboard October 21, 2014, 4:48 pm

    Those are super cute!

  • Petro Neagu October 21, 2014, 1:24 pm

    They do look very cute and cozy. I might need a pair soon so I’m bookmarking your post. Thanks for the tip.

  • Emily Lambert October 21, 2014, 1:04 pm

    Those are so incredibly cute! And easy! Thanks for sharing!

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