Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket never let it fade away. Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket save it for a rainy day. Do you know that song? I sang it for my Rob and he looked at me like I was nuts. Perry Como sang this song and I have loved it for as long as I can remember. Perry’s voice is dreamy and the song is happy and optimistic. It’s one of my happy place faves. Never heard it? Listen below!
Many, many years ago I had this idea that I just loved all because of this song. I had all of the things to make it but for some reason I never did. Wouldn’t you know that as soon as I no longer have a real need for them, I finally make them? But what the heck is “them” anyway? Pocket warmers. Just like the song says “catch a falling star and put it in your pocket” these falling star hand warmers, made from felt and filled with rice, are a cute DIY solution for chilly hands!
After all, I was plagued with cold hands all. of. the. time. during winter. It was so bad that I often found myself walking around the house wearing finger-less gloves. It’s not easy scrubbing a toilet with gloves on :) It didn’t seem to matter what temperature it was in the house and that the heat was on… And now I have another song stuck in my head this morning :/
But I’ve gotten waaaay sidetracked. Let’s make these cuties already, shall we?
For this project you will need:
- Embroidery floss
- Rice (not instant)
- Freebie printable
- Fabric marker
There isn’t much to it but go ahead and print your freebie. You can find it here if you still need it.
Trim out your shapes and trace them onto felt. I have these new-ish opaque fabric markers so I traced my shapes with it and then colored in a bit with the white to make an interesting beveled look to my felt pieces. It only kind of worked but I’m still happy with it :)
Cut your pieces out and begin stitching tails onto the falling part of the star.
Begin tacking your stitched tail onto a solid piece of felt.
Make sure there is a gap where the tail is still open and fill with rice until full but not bursting. Begin attaching your star to the felt. This will also close up the tail.
And just in case you’re wondering, this is how you add the rice :) You can make the star much more full of rice than the tail.
Stitch the star shut and double check that there are no openings for rice to spill out.
Using sharp scissors trim the shape out and this guy is done!
Make at least 2, one for each pocket and as many sets as you want to have or gift.
Each falling star took about 20 minutes start to finish so this is a super easy and quick little project for you. And every time your hands get cold and you zap your falling stars to put them in your pocket you can hum that sweet little tune from Perry Como and enjoy toasty fingers!