I made these cozies, with pattern courtesy of Happy Hour Stitches. Menards has these cute dry soup packages which I included in my gift to friends and co-workers. They are pretty easy to make. These are microwaveable. Place your bowl of soup with cozy into microwave and heat. You never have to touch the hot bowl.
I purchased these plastic pumpkin pails at Target for $1.00 each. I cut a slit into the back of the pumpkin down to the bottom and then made a larger opening. (see picture). You may have to adjust yours differently depending on the fixture. I saw this idea on Pinterest of course.