Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Sock Wreath

Ever wonder what to do with all of those Christmas socks that you have?  You know, the ones that you get in your stocking every year from Santa but rarely wear? 

While perusing the never ending addiction  Pinterest last night I found a cute idea that linked me over to the 

Work in Progress Kits blog.  Here is the inspiration wreath:

Although I admit hers looks much more professional than mine, I will boast that I used everything on hand costing me whopping $0!

Here's what I did.  I gathered all of my Christmas socks...I still saved two pairs for those just in case days that I need to look cute and Christmasy.  And I am sure Santa will bring me more anyway!

Searched for a wreath form couldn't find one -darnit! so I grabbed a pool noodle and duct tape from the garage.

Snipped the toe off of each Christmas sock (Please note that none of MyLove's Christmas socks were harmed in the making of this wreath, as he likes his silly socks!):

Gathered the socks around the pool noodle, formed the noodle into a ring and then taped it:

So quick and easy and in a matter of minutes I was able to fluff them into a wreath!  Buttercup loves it and is asking for me to hang it in her room.  I'm thinking what a great idea to do with all of the kiddo socks and let them make the wreaths themselves :)

And here is the finished wreath!
What do you think?

Haven't found many curbside treasures lately, the rain has really put a damper on my treasure hunting!

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Katie Franck said...

Great's super cute!!!....I want to make one now but I don't think I have enough Christmas socks :(
I do have a ton of Halloween socks, I'll have to remember this for next Halloween.

p.s so smart using the pool noodle too :)

Molly said...

What! Oh my, I HAVE to do this now, it's precious! Thanks for the tutorial, I'm going to pin it to my Christmas pinboard :)

Kammy Wielenga said...

too cool! I can't do this however on a $0 budget since... I only somehow have one pair of christmas socks! haha!

Maria Elena said...

Tami, this is just too cute! I love it! What a great idea!

~ Tami said...

@Katie...Hmmm...Halloween sock wreath is another great idea!
@Kammie...I know what you're getting for Christmas!
@Molly...I would love to see your finished wreath! always, thank you so much for the blog love. It has been so much fun :)

Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon said...

Love this!! Where did you find all the cute Christmas socks? I have been looking for some to make ornaments and havent been successful. New follower here. Would love it you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on right now :)

Have a great week!!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this idea! BUT.........I think of all the cold lil tootsies out there that could use a pair of socks, Christmas or not. Also, what can the cut off toes become? I have been known to pinch craft materials til they squeal!!! I TRY to leave nothing behind when recycling, if at all possible! TFS your FAB idea!!!! Maybe if I donate a new pair of woolie tootsie covers for every toe I cut out of a perfectly good pair of Holiday footwear I would feel a little better in my heart.
Thanks for listening. Chelle

~ Tami said...

Thank you! and trust me, with 4 kiddos I donate TONS of clothes to charities continuously! I even call them to come by even more than scheduled, and you know how I hate to throw anything away since I am constantly swiping off of other peoples' curbs! Hate to see anything go to waste! I was thinking of sewing all of the sock toes into those cute little handwarmers that I have seen all over the blogs, what do you think?

Cori said...

So cute! I found you from the Sunday Social and am now following you!