DIY Interchangeable Scented Hot Pads at

DIY Interchangeable Scented Hot Pads

These Interchangeable Scented Hot Pads will be your kitchens new best friend!  They are scented  to make your kitchen smell good and they keep hot pots and pans from burning your countertops.  You can make several using many different scented oils or cinnamon and just change them out after they lose their scent.   

They are super easy to make.  This tutorial is for beginners to advanced.  If you can sew, you can do this!  Just follow the easy steps below.

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One piece of fabric cut 15 1/2 x 7 1/2

One piece of Muslin cut 13 x 7

2 Cups  of rice, uncooked or coffee beans

Scented oils You can find them at Walmart in the candle section

Plastic baggie

supplies hot pads

Pre-wash your fabric so it won’t shrink later!

The first thing you will need to do the day before is put 2 cups of dry, uncooked rice in a plastic baggie, add 5-6 drops of scented oil; shake well. Refrigerate overnight.


Cut out your material.  Cut your fabric 15 1/2 x 7 1/2.

hot pad cutting

Cut your muslin 13 x 7

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Hem 1/4 inch hem on the two long ends of the fabric.

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Fold one end a little less than half way. About 4 inches from the top, as shown.


Fold the other end over about 2 inches.  Making sure that the hem covers the hem on the bottom piece, as shown.


Sew each side together, as shown.


Turn it right side out.  You have a hot pad pocket ready for your scented hot pad!


Fold your muslin in half and sew up the edges and top, leaving a space open large enough to pour in the rice.


Fill your muslin hot pad with rice. Sew up the opening by folding in the 1/4 hem, as shown.

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Sew opening closed.

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Now insert it into your hot pad pocket and you have a nice scented hot pad! They make your kitchen smell wonderful and make great gifts for the holidays!


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