Hello My Friends!

 I am sharing with you today my first Christmas Gift of the year.

These are Hot Pads from the Dollar Store after they got a little makeover.

Dollar Store DIY Hot Pads by the 36thavenue.com Perfect for Christmas Gifts!


Are they fun or what?

They would make a great gift, they are super affordable and very easy to make.

They sell the Hot Pads in many colors so you can really custom make them to your like

to coordinate even the colors of your own kitchen. This is what you are looking for.

Dollar Store DIY Hot Pads by the 36thavenue.com Perfect for Christmas Gifts!


Here is a quick tutorial that I previously shared over at The Idea Room with Amy’s readers.

These Hot Pads in the tutorial have more of a Fall look.

DIY Dollar Store Hot Pads by the36thavenue.com


Let me show you what I did! 


DIY Dollar Store Hot Pads by the36thavenue.com


You don’t need much.

1 Hot Pad Glove

Square Hot Pads

{ You can find them at the Dollar Store. The squares hot pads comes in a set of two }

1/4 Yard of Fabric of your choice.

{ I found mine at Jo-Anns, but you can use a fabric scrap if you have some around }


{ My buttons came from Wal-Mart }



This was so easy and quick to make.

FIRST cut a strip of fabric long enough to cover the width of your glove.

I cut mine 4 inches wide.

Fold the fabric in half and then fold the unfinished top again about half an inch.

Just like the picture.


I like to use my iron to make every fold perfect and crisp.



Use one of the square hot pad as a mold to cut another piece of fabric.

You are going to use this fabric to make a pocket.

After you cut the fabric fold the ends of it.

Iron it.

Turn it around and sew it to the hot pad.

DIY Dollar Store Hot Pads by the36thavenue.com

 If you are adding the trim make sure you sew it before

you attach the pocket to the Hot Pad.

Dollar Store DIY Hot Pods by the36thavenue.com These are perfect for Christmas Gifts!


THIRD do the same thing with the strip sewing it around the top of the glove and

attach the buttons in place…They are so cute!


And you are done!

These would make a great gift for neighbors or the lucky one hosting Thanksgiving this year.

I am giving mine as a gift to a good friend of mine

with our favorite delicious Pumpkin Bread.



Make sure to check out our Pumpkin Bread Recipe  here.

You are going to love it!

 I love how fun these Hot Pads are!

Dollar Store DIY Hot Pods by the36thavenue.com These are perfect for Christmas Gifts!


 Add this DIY Recipe Book to make the perfect gift!

Click here to see the tutorial.


For more Handmade Gift Tutorials you may want to check out 25 Handmade Gifts Under $5.

So many cute ideas!

I hope you like them as much as I do!



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Hi there! After years of working in interior design, I fueled my passion for DIY into The 36th Avenue, my own corner dedicated to anything delicious and creative. After fours years of blogging I can honestly say that I am grateful for the many opportunities I've had to do what I love while sharing, creating, and reinventing with our readers.

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41 Responses to Dollar Store DIY Hot Pads

  1. Karin says:

    Oh, WOW! These are so adorable! I don’t have a sewing machine, so I sew mine by hand. Took a little while, but the results are quite all right :) Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial! Now I have a christmast gift for my in-laws :) Greetings from Norway!

  2. Kalli Suarez says:

    This is such an awesome idea! Thank you for sharing. One question, what didi you wrap the pumkin bread in? I love the presentaion. Never feel “crafty” when presenting baked goods. Love it!!

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